Tag: Grand Cru

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…

Bordeaux release

2019 Bordeaux Release on Nov. 19, 2022 in BC Liquor Stores

 mywinepal  November 18, 2022

If you enjoy drinking Bordeaux wines, the 2019 Bordeaux release at BC Liquor Stores happens on Saturday, November 19, 2022.  Below is the press release I received from BC Liquor Stores.  Sorry for all the frames showing in the press release.  It is how the press release was formatted. ~~~~ BCLIQUOR’s highly anticipated 2019 Bordeaux Release is happening on Saturday, November 19th in select…

Alsatian Wines to Review

4 +1 Alsatian Wineries Looking to Delight Canadians

 mywinepal  June 10, 2021

Do you enjoy Alsatian wines?  They are very food-friendly, with Riesling being the best-known grape from the region.  There are also other aromatic white varieties, like Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer, and now Pinot Noir is becoming more widely known.  I attended a virtual Alsatian Digitasting Fair this week and interviewed four winemakers at their wineries.  The wineries I…

J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2018 and Domaine des Malandes Chablis Premier Cru, Vau de Vey, 2016

A Moment with Chablis Masterclass

 mywinepal  December 3, 2020

Do you love Chablis but not like Chardonnay?  Did you know that Chablis is made from Chardonnay?  Chardonnay is a very versatile grape, with both unoaked and oaked versions.  One reason that some people adore Chablis is the acidity and minerality from these wines, which in part comes from the climate and the other coming from the special limestone soils…

A flight of Bouchard Père & Fils white wines

27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

 mywinepal  September 28, 2014

At a certain quality level of wine, which typically comes from wineries that have decided to spend the extra effort on selecting grapes from the best vineyard plots, hand picking and sorting the grapes, and letting the grapes express themselves in the wine without an over agressive human hand, you get shades of perfection (note that I am not talking…

Champagne Thienot on ice

France is Sparkling at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  March 20, 2014  1 Comment on France is Sparkling at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!  Happy and sparkling wine seem to go together quite often.  Who can argue with bubbles in a glass?  I was very excited to hear that the Regional Theme for this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was “bubbles”.  Of course Champagne first jumped to my mind, but also all the other variations…

Gastown Wine Crawl – Exciting Sips from Seacove Group

 mywinepal  May 27, 2013

This past week, the Seacove Group, a wine agency located in Vancouver, brought over 5 winery principals from Europe to show us a range of their wines.  Strolling through the cobbled Gastown streets, between restaurants, one could imagine you were in Europe.  The winery principals and the participating restaurants, hosting the principals are: Champagne de Vonage, Epernay, France,  Mr. Gilles…