Tag: malbec

French Door Estate Winery's héritage French Blend 2020

Try French Door Estate Winery heritage French Red Blend 2020, C’est Magnifique!PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 31, 2023  0 Comments on Try French Door Estate Winery heritage French Red Blend 2020, C’est Magnifique!PR SAMPLE 

Pascal Madevon, a Bordeaux-trained winemaker who now calls BC home, brings his skills to make a magnificent red blend wine for the Okanagan’s French Door Estate Winery. The winery was founded in 2019 and is already producing impressive wines.  I received a bottle of French Door Estate Winery’s héritage French Blend 2020, which contains just about every major red Bordeaux…

Finca Las Moras Malbec 2020 and El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbec 2020

Tasting Argentine Sunshine with Finca Las Moras Malbec 2020 and El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbec 2020PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 18, 2023  0 Comments on Tasting Argentine Sunshine with Finca Las Moras Malbec 2020 and El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbec 2020PR SAMPLE 

I have two more bottles of Argentinean Malbec to share with you.  One is from Finca Las Moras and the other is from Bodega El Esteco.  Finca Las Moras, located in the San Juan region of Argentina, embraces a commitment to sustainability, resulting in Malbec wines that encapsulate the arid climate and high-altitude terroir, boasting rich, fruity profiles.  Bodega El…

Alamos Malbec 2020 and Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec 2020

Luigi Bosca and Bodega Alamos Malbec 2020 to Enjoy From ArgentinaPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 15, 2023

It is hot and sunny now, but that should not scare you away from enjoying big red wines.  Having an outdoor bbq on the patio is a great excuse to open one of these two bottles of Argentinean Malbec.  I received these two bottles, which btw, coincide with a selection of great-value Argentine wines that will be featured in BCL…

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…

Martin Kaiser

Talking Malbec With Martin Kaiser from Dona Paula at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  June 22, 2023

I was pleased to meet Martin Kaiser, Deputy Director of Viticulture and Enology from Doña Paula in Argentina at VanWineFest 2023 to learn about their winery and the Malbec wines they were pouring at the Festival.  Enjoy the video.

Renzo Monga

A Chat With Renzo Monga From Escorihuela Gascon 1884 at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  June 17, 2023

One of the oldest wineries in Argentina is Escorihuela Gascón 1884.  I had a chance to talk with Renzo Monga, Export Director from Escorihuela Gascón 1884 during VanWineFest 2023 about the history of the winery plus he introduced me to one of their Malbec wines and a Limited Production Cabernet Sauvignon.  Enjoy our discussion.

Gaston Caltabiano

An Interview with Gaston Caltabiano from Luigi Bosca at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  June 2, 2023

I’ve enjoyed the wines of Luigi Bosca from Argentina for many years, Malbecs in particular, but this winery is about more than Malbec wines.  In this video interview undertaken at VanWineFest 2023 with Gaston Caltabiano, Area Manager for Canada, I spoke with him about their Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Listen and then look for these wines at your…

Cheese plate with wines

Welcome National Cheese Day on June 4 Plus Some Wine Pairings

 mywinepal  June 1, 2023

Let’s welcome National Cheese Day happening on June 4, a celebration of one of the most beloved and diverse food items around the world. On this special day, cheese enthusiasts come together to honour the rich history and flavours of this delectable dairy product. Dating back thousands of years, cheese-making techniques have evolved and given rise to countless varieties, each…

stellar jay sparkling rose

Cheers to Rosé Wines and National Rosé Day

 mywinepal  May 25, 2023

June 10 is National Rosé Day, but what do you know about Rosé wines?  Here’s some background so you can further appreciate these wines and toast a glass or two on June 10. What are Rosé Wines? Rosé wines, often referred to as rosé, are a category of wines that bridge the gap between red and white wines. They are…

Karl MyWinePal with Dr. Laura Catena from Bodega Catena Zapata

Catching Up With Dr. Laura Catena at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 18, 2023

Three years ago, in March 2020, I interviewed Dr. Laura Catena from the Bodega Catena Zapata Winery in Argentina at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  The next week, there was the COVID lockdown that went around the world.  Luckily now that the Festival is back this year to its full program, Dr. Catena came back to the Festival, in part…