Tag: Carignan

The Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by G√©rard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.¬† G√©rard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

Exceptional CUNE Wines from CVNE in Rioja, Spain

CVNE red wines from Rioja

Who Is CVNE? Compa√Ī√≠a Vin√≠cola del Norte de Espa√Īa (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.¬† This is the 140th anniversary of this winery, which is…

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

Did you know that Spain‚Äôs wine heritage is at least three thousand years old?¬† Yet, you may not know much about Spanish wine, except for perhaps Rioja red wines and Spanish Cava.¬† Tempranillo is the best-known grape from Spain, being…

Enjoy the Wines of Cellers Baronia del Montsant at VanWineFest 2018

Cellers Baronia del Montsant logo

Who Is Cellars Baronia del Montsant? Private initiative of Xavier Canals, winemaker and owner of¬†Bodegas Baronia del Montsant¬†began¬†in¬†the mid-90s with the desire to achieve a dream:¬†to¬†find an ideal area to produce high quality wines. And it is here, where he…

Having Lunch with New World Winery of the Year: Santa Carolina Winery

Santa Carolina New World Winery of the Year

The 2015 New World Winery of the Year from Wine Enthusiast magazine is Santa Carolina Winery from Chile. ¬†To say they are New World though is quite interesting as the winery has been in existence since 1875. ¬†But of course,…

Wines of Chile – Terroir Seminar 2013 @WoC_CanadaWest

Chile is a fascinating country, with climate and terrain that vary from the Atacama desert in the north to glaciers in Patagonia to the south, and everything in between! ¬†From Wikipedia I learned that¬†by surface 80% of South America‚Äôs glaciers…

Wines from Around The World – The Latest from the IVSA

From the Fall through Spring, the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) hosts a regular tasting of importers latest wines, beer and spirits.¬† The kick-off for the fall was last week, and it was very busy.¬† Again too many wines…

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – Spanish Wine Reviews

On the MyWinePal blog I posted my Spanish wine picks, sans reviews, but promised the reviews would come out here on the main MyWinePal website. As promised, I’ve had a chance to sit down in front of the computer going…