Tag: méthode champenoise

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages AOC label

Demystifying French Wine Labels

 mywinepal  December 8, 2023

Embarking on a journey through the world of French wine is a delightful experience, but deciphering the terms on a wine label can be a daunting task. French wines are not only celebrated for their exquisite flavours but also for the intricate classification systems that define their origin and quality. Let me unravel the mystique behind some key terms found…

Tasting the base wine for the Taglio Rosso

Vigneti Zanatta Winery – Vancouver Island’s Sparkling Rebel

 mywinepal  November 21, 2016

The first modern winery on Vancouver Island is Vigneti Zanatta which is located 10 minutes by car southwest of downtown Duncan.  I think what sets them apart from the other wineries on Vancouver Island is their specialization on making sparkling wines. The winery was named Vigneti Zanatta after the Italian family who owned the farm since the 1950s, and still do through…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Paula 2012 and Sieur d Arques Toques et Clochers Cremant sparkling wines labels

Two Sparkling Wines from Near and Far

 mywinepal  December 14, 2015

The Near I recently reviewed Duncan, BC’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery, and mentioned in the article that I was going to cover their sparkling wine in a separate article.  The time is now!  Their sparkling wine is called “Paula“, after their only daughter, Paula, who is an aspiring opera student. The wine is a blend of Pinot Gris 38%, Ortega…

Krug Grande Cuvee Brut Champagne

How is Champagne Made?

 mywinepal  February 16, 2014

You may be a Champagne lover like me, but have you ever considered how the bubble gets in the bottle?  Why some bubbles are small and creamy, while others are much larger and dissapate faster?  It all depends on how Champagne is made. First off, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is made in the Champagne region of France.  The…