Tag: Mourvedre

GĂ©rard Bertrand and Two Biodynamic GSM Blends

GĂ©rard Bertrand Terroir Corbieres and Gran Terroir Les Aspres 2017

Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre blends (GSM) are full-bodied, full of flavour, and please people that enjoy big, hearty red wines. This blend of grapes also makes the famous red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. I have two GSM wines from GĂ©rard Bertrand from the…

The Languedoc and GĂ©rard Bertrand’s Terroir St Chinian

Gérard Bertrand Terroir St Chinian, 2016

If you attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020, you may have had the opportunity to meet GĂ©rard Bertrand and taste his wines from the Languedoc region. I was lucky to also attend his Masterclass where he went in-depth into the…

A Chilean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vina Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Vinedos Emiliana Organic Vineyards COYAM 2018

Although we cannot celebrate the Vancouver International Wine Festival together this year, I have some wines from Chile and Argentina that I would like to taste and share my tasting notes with you. This year the theme region was South…

The Languedoc Masterclass with GĂ©rard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with GĂ©rard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by GĂ©rard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  GĂ©rard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

Welcome Domaine Duseigneur Wines at VanWineFest 2020

Domaine Duseigneur label with drawing of Catarina in background

We have new to our market in BC some exceptional wines from the Lirac and from Châteauneuf-du-Pape made by Domaine Duseigneur.  I had a preview of these wines and was able to interview Bernard Duseigneur, tasting through these wines and…

RhĂ´ne Around The World Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Rhone Around The World placemat with wines

As stated by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, “RhĂ´ne grapes have made an indelible mark in their native region in France, but are now being grown successfully throughout the wine world. While Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne have unique…