Tag: chardonnay

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 Gérard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

Unexpected Wines from Crowsnest Vineyards in the Similkameen Valley

Lineup of Crowsnest Vineyards wines

Crowsnest Vineyards is located near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley in south-central BC.  This valley is cooler-climate with the valley running east-west and a breeze that passes through it to help give the valley it’s character.  I was surprised that…

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 NZ$21.99 Word on the street is that 2019 was a cracker of a year in Hawke’s Bay for chardonnay and this little Rod McDonald creation definitely doesn’t let the side down.  It’s…

Join Marquis Wine Cellars for a Burgundy Dinner at Origo Club

Origo Club

For those Burgundy lovers out there, as well as lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Marquis Wine Cellars is offering a wonderful wine paired dinner.  Here is their announcement. ~~~ Join John Clerides, owner of Marquis Wine Cellars and our…

Doug Barzelay at Marquis Book Launch & Burgundy Tasting

A formal sit down tasting with Doug Barzelay (Image courtesy Marquis Wine Cellars)

Do you dream of Burgundy?  Pinot Noir I think reaches it’s pinnacle in finesse in Burgundy. This sit-down tasting is a great chance to learn about Burgundy from Doug Barzelay, who has spent many years studying Pinot Noir and Chardonnay…