Tag: Carignan

My Interview with Michel Gassier from Domaine Gassier

Karl MyWinePal with Michel Gassier interview

Many of us are familiar with the wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone Valley, but there are many sub-regions, which have their own Appellation d’origine ContrĂ´lĂ©e (AOC) that produce quality wines at reasonable prices.  Many of the…

A Chilean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vina Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Vinedos Emiliana Organic Vineyards COYAM 2018

Although we cannot celebrate the Vancouver International Wine Festival together this year, I have some wines from Chile and Argentina that I would like to taste and share my tasting notes with you. This year the theme region was South…

The Languedoc Masterclass with GĂ©rard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with GĂ©rard Bertrand booklet

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

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

Did you know that Spain’s 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’s glaciers…