Tag: malbec

Jean-Pierre Turgeon from Gerard Bertrand

A Video Interview With Jean-Phillipe Turgeon from Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 22, 2024  0 Comments on A Video Interview With Jean-Phillipe Turgeon from Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2024

Gérard Bertrand Winery is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world. Gérard Bertrand owns 16 estates with their unique terroirs in the region. The Languedoc has been growing grapes for wines for 24 centuries (Greeks planted grapes around 550 BC) and produces 5% of the world’s wine.  Gérard has loved his vineyard land passionately and enthusiastically…

Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 and The Estates Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 wines

An Interview with Kurtis Ogasawara Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery, at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 20, 2024  0 Comments on An Interview with Kurtis Ogasawara Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery, at VanWineFest 2024

The Robert Mondavi Winery is historic for putting California, and New World wines, on the international stage. I was fortunate to have a chance to interview Kurtis Ogasawara, Winemaker for Robert Mondavi during VanWineFest 2024.  I was told, “Growing up in Sunnyvale, California, Kurtis lived just outside of wine country in the Bay Area. When he went off to college,…

Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020

Two Big Red Wines from Hester Creek to Start 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 8, 2024

Happy New Year.  With that, I have my first two wines to review for 2024.  I decided to pick two big red wines from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery.  I have their Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020.  Both wines are Bordeaux blends with The Judge being a right-bank blend and Garland being a left-bank blend. …

Five biodynamic red wines from Gerard Bertrand

Five French Biodynamic Red Wines From Gérard BertrandPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 27, 2023

The Gérard Bertrand winery, nestled in the heart of the Languedoc region in southern France, boasts a rich history steeped in tradition and innovation. Established by Gérard Bertrand, a former rugby star, the winery has consistently pushed the boundaries of winemaking excellence. His first vintage was in 1975, following his father and grandfather Paule Bertrand. One notable aspect of Gérard’s commitment…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Character Red 2022 and Cabernet Merlot 2022

Two Ripe Reds from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery

 mywinepal  December 1, 2023

I have two red blends from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery.  Both show off ripe fruit flavours and are smooth and round, with fine-grained tannins, that I think would be easy to enjoy over the holidays with appetizers or main courses.  The two wines are the Hester Creek Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2022 and their Character Red 2022, a blend…

Karl MyWinePal with Vasse Felix's winemaker Virginia Willcock

Australia’s Vasse Felix Winemaker Visits VancouverPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 23, 2023

Margaret River in Southwestern Australia is a geologically historic land that produces Chardonnay wines which have been compared to Burgundy in quality. I was fortunate to have a tasting in Vancouver with Vasse Felix‘s winemaker Virginia Willcock.  Vasse Felix has been making wine in the Margaret River area since 1967, since the winery’s established by Dr. Thomas Brendan Cullity.  Cabernet…

Creekside Estate Winery

Try Ontario’s Creekside Estate Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and SyrahPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 5, 2023

At Creekside Estate Winery, in Jordan, Ontario, are self-described cork dorks who love what they do and have fun doing it. Their first vintage was in 1997. They do cover many Bordeaux grape varieties, but Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are their signature wines.  They also make a popular Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend (a white Bordeaux blend).  Sauvignon Blanc is planted…

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

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

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…