Tag: Hermitage

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Taste the Wines of Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  November 22, 2019

Please welcome Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, an iconic winery from Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley to the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Let them introduce themselves to you today. About Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné In 1834, a full 100 years before the introduction of the A.O.C. system, Antoine Jaboulet began to transform a sleepy region into one of the most…

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Put this Rhône Festival on Your Bucket List – For the Wine Trade

 mywinepal  February 9, 2017

Rhone, there is so much to discover, from scintillating Syrah, to ripe summer fruits from Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne, to full-bodied, ripe red and black fruit blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  I’ve travelled twice to France and both times I stopped in the Rhone Valley.  To see the Tain Hermitage hill, to get a chance to walk the hill and overlook Cornas…

Enjoying Tyrrell’s Wines at the Australian Wine Appreciation Society

 mywinepal  October 1, 2012  1 Comment on Enjoying Tyrrell’s Wines at the Australian Wine Appreciation Society

This was my first wine maker dinner with the Australian Wine Appreciation Society.  Held at the Fish House in Stanley Park, Mr. Bruce Tyrrell from Tyrrell’s Wines regaled us with stories of his family’s past and about the wines we were about to enjoy that evening. Although the Tyrrell family established themselves in Australia in 1858, it wasn’t until the…

More Wine Ratings from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fest 2012

 mywinepal  March 7, 2012

There were more wineries than those from Chile at the 2012 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  It took a while to drag me away from the Chilean wineries, and to try the wines from the rest of the world attending the Festival.  There were many nice wines, and now it’s my time to share them with you. Red Wines (and…

A Tasting at M. Chapoutier Part 2 – Prestige and Fac & Spera

 mywinepal  July 16, 2011

In Part 1 of my Tasting at M. Chapoutier, I introduced you to the winery and my view standing on the Hermitage hill overlooking other surround appellations. It was an excellent tour of the Hermitage vineyard, followed by an extensive tasting of their wines.  In Part 1, I gave you my tasting notes about Chapoutier’s Tradition level of wines.  And…

A Tasting at M. Chapoutier Part 1- Fac et Spera

 mywinepal  July 11, 2011  1 Comment on A Tasting at M. Chapoutier Part 1- Fac et Spera

One of my overall favourite wineries in the world is M. Chapoutier.  Like Domaine Huet, that I wrote about earlier, M. Chapoutier, is also a biodynamic winery.  I arrived at the winery around 10:30am.  Already hot and sunny in the Rhone Valley.  I was met by Mr. Samuel “Sam” Boissy.  To better understand the wines I would soon be tasting,…

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – World Wine Reviews

 mywinepal  April 20, 2011

This Part 2 of my review of my picks from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  Part 1 covered the wines of Spain.  Part 2 is the rest of the world. Again, there are so many wines at the tasting, and so little time, I’m sure I missed many great wines.  If you tasted some that I didn’t list, please…