Tag: french

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages AOC label

Demystifying French Wine Labels

 mywinepal  December 8, 2023

Embarking on a journey through the world of French wine is a delightful experience, but deciphering the terms on a wine label can be a daunting task. French wines are not only celebrated for their exquisite flavours but also for the intricate classification systems that define their origin and quality. Let me unravel the mystique behind some key terms found…

A French wine label

Do You Understand French Wine Labels? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  December 2, 2023

French wine labels may be a mystery to many non-European wine lovers.  The labels follow strict regulations under French law.  Some of the problems may also be the terms on the label written in French.  It does not have to be intimidating.  Once you learn the basics of French wine labels, you will be able to better select the wine…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

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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Did You Know, Provence Marinaside Celebrates 20 Years?

 mywinepal  February 13, 2022

It is hard to believe that Provence Marinaside will be open for 20 years, on Feb 20, 2022.  It does not seem that long, plus to have that longevity shows how much they care about their food and guests, and guests care about Provence Marinaside.  I’ve read that 70% of independent restaurants close at the end of their first year,…

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and his Medal of the Ordre du Merite Agricole

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia Knighted by Government of France

 mywinepal  August 19, 2021

What an honour for Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia to be knighted by the Government of France in an award ceremony this week (Aug 18/21) at the restaurant. We all knew his dishes were excellent and we now have the culinary country of the world, France, also acknowledging Executive Chef Quaglia’s skills.  Here is the press release about…

Seared Scallops and Mission Hill Perpetua wine (Photo courtesy Emrys Horton, EPH Photography _EPH6189)

Provence Marinaside’s December Wine Menu – A Celebration Of Good Taste with Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

 mywinepal  November 19, 2020

Provence Marinaside continues to offer amazing dinners in Yaletown through their Monthly Wine Menu series, with December featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s top quality Perpetua and Oculus wines.  This is a very rare occasion to taste these two wines paired with expertly crafted dishes.  Treat yourself to this if you can!  Here is their press release. ~~~ (Vancouver, BC)…

Wine judges at BC Judgement

The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  August 25, 2015  11 Comments on The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

The Wines of British Columbia shone at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting with Steven Spurrier and DJ Kearney today.  Steven Spurrier, the Consultant Editor at Decanter magazine, headed the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 (which was made into the movie “Bottle Shock”).  The Judgement of Paris carried out two blind tasting comparisons: one of Chardonnays and another of…

Flight of Champagne from Champagne Marc

Whites, Rosés, and Sparkling French Wines for Summer

 mywinepal  May 14, 2014

Do you switch the types of wines you drink throughout the year?  Lighter, brighter White, Sparkling, and Rosé wines for the longer spring and summer, and fuller bodied reds for the cold, rainy (or snowy) winter days?  Of course the fuller bodied reds also go with BBQ in the summer, but in general I think most of us like a…

Chateau de Sancerre Cuvee du Connetable

Vive la France at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  March 23, 2014  1 Comment on Vive la France at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

While the big draw for many people to the Vancouver International Wine Festival this year was sparkling wine, and French Champagne, specifically, there were many other wonderful wines to sample.  For this article, since France was the Theme Country, I would like to concentrate on their wines, sans Champagne.  My Champagne article is here. Every region in France is known…

the wine world is here

Where to Find Me at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

 mywinepal  February 9, 2014  1 Comment on Where to Find Me at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Sharing experiences is always more fun than on your own, at least for me.  When I attend various wine events, I like to be with friends, so we can share notes and talk about wines.  So when the Vancouver International Wine Festival opens up this last week of February, if you are attending, please do not hesitate to talk to…