Tag: Loire

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Champagne Bollinger at Provence Marinaside

Ring In the New Year with Budget-Friendly Celebration at Provence Marinaside

 mywinepal  December 11, 2023

If you are still thinking about what to do for a New Year’s celebration, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is offering a fantastic option.  Here is their press release. ~~~~~~~~~~ (Vancouver, BC) – The classic song asks “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” There are so many options out there it’s hard to choose, however one that is worthy of…

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…

Biodynamic wines from Domaine de l'R

Two Winemaker’s Dinners with Biodynamic Trailblazer Frédéric Sigonneau of Domaine de l’R

 mywinepal  November 10, 2022

Have you ever had a chance to taste a wine made from biodynamic methods in the vineyard and at the winery?  I have found that biodynamic wines have a brightness or liveliness to them. You have an opportunity to enjoy a winemaker dinner with Frédéric Sigonneau of Loire’s Domaine de l’R.  There will be two dinners; one in Victoria and…

Saget La Perriere logo

Toast Saget La Perriere at the VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  November 12, 2019

Here we have the Saget La Perrière Family from the Loire Valley telling us about their history and the wines they will be pouring at the Vancouver International Wine Fest.  Enjoy. A Brief History of the Saget La Perrière Family Nearly forty years ago, the Saget family set out on a mission to make Saget La Perrière a modern, family-run…

Bring the Loire Valley to Your Dinner Table

 mywinepal  April 27, 2016

Buying French wine can be daunting.  The name of the grape is not seen on the bottle.  There could be the name of the village or vineyard on the bottle.  None of which probably helps many people here in Canada.  But with perseverance and a bit of knowledge you can learn a bit about a wine region, such as the…

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…

Iconic French wines in glasses

Have You Tried Iconic French Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

 mywinepal  March 18, 2014  1 Comment on Have You Tried Iconic French Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

Iconic wines from France.  Your mind probably jumped to Bordeaux, Burgundy, or Champagne.  But there are iconic wines across each of the wine regions of France.  During this seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, we were introduced to an iconic wine from each region.  The wines and their regions are: Champagne Taittinger. ($163.99) Champagne. Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de…

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My Recommended Wineries to Try at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  February 20, 2014

February 24, 2014.  That’s the kick off for the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  On Thursday – Saturday in the Acura International Festival Tasting Room you have the opportunity to try wines from near and far; red, white, and pink; sparkling and still; sweet and dry.  But which ones?  Luckily, I have had a chance over the years to try wines from…

Sharing Your Wine Backstory

 mywinepal  September 3, 2012

This long weekend I went to a friend’s house for dinner and I brought a bottle of Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, France that I purchased last summer while I was on vacation. When I picked out this bottle to bring to the dinner party, I remembered going to the winery, my discussion with the person in the tasting…