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Take This Quiz About the Varied Wines of the Loire Valley

 mywinepal  November 19, 2023

The history of Loire Valley wines is a rich and storied one, dating back to the 1st century when the Romans first cultivated vineyards in this picturesque region of France. Over the centuries, the Loire Valley has become renowned for its diverse and elegant wines. The region’s unique terroir, marked by a temperate climate, a variety of soil types, and…

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Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

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The 2020 Vintage Expected Across France

 mywinepal  October 3, 2020

There is such a range of wines in France as you travel North to South and East to West, with so many different climates and soils.  The vintages can be different for major regions across France.  Luckily I was contacted by the Vignobles & Signatures Club whose members span France’s major appellations to tell me about the 2020 harvest, which…

Celebrating OWEN Cabernet Franc and the BCHF

 mywinepal  July 15, 2013

This is the second year of the Wine Campus at Okanagan Crush Pad.  The wine campus is a program to foster the education of professionals in the wine industry. Okanagan Crush Pad makes an annual donation of $5,000 to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) which goes toward a scholarship for students enrolled in a recognized and accredited wine program with…