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My Interview with Michel Gassier from Domaine Gassier

Karl MyWinePal with Michel Gassier interview

Many of us are familiar with the wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone Valley, but there are many sub-regions, which have their own Appellation d’origine Contrôlée (AOC) that produce quality wines at reasonable prices.  Many of the…

Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Okanagan – An Interview with Dylan Roche

Dylan Roche

What do Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Okanagan have in common?  Dylan and Pénélope Roche of Roche Wines.  This married couple met while pursuing their winemaking careers and during their world travels worked in Bordeaux and Burgundy. They then moved to…

My Interview with Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh – Inspired by Burgundy

Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh and Karl MyWinePal

To follow up on my tasting notes for the Coolshanagh Chardonnay 2017, I had a chance to interview Skip Stothert, owner, about some of the history of this winery and how COVID has affected them.  Enjoy. My Interview with Skip…

My Interview With Ezra Cipes at Summerhill – Being Biodynamic and More

Ezra Cipes (Image courtesy Summerhill Pyramid Winery)

This is my third interview with Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill Pyramid Winery.  His family has a long history in the BC wine industry and has been leading in organic, and now biodynamic agriculture, in my opinion.  Ezra is also…

Ontario Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

Tim Charisse, Kelly Mason, and Keith Tyers Ontario winemakers

This is my third year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

That’s a Wrap: All My VanWineFest 2020 Articles for You

VanWineFest 2020 brochure

I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch.  I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing…

My Interview with Steve Latchford, Winemaker, Okanagan Crush Pad, at VanWineFest 2020

Karl MyWinePal with Steve Latchford from OCP

You may not realize it but winemakers tend to travel across Canada and the world to make wines.  In BC we do have winemakers from here, but there are many from New Zealand and also from the Niagara region in…