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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…

Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with slow smoked BBQ pork

Pairing Chateau La Coste 2021 Rose with Slow Smoked BBQ Pork

 mywinepal  July 14, 2022

Rose wine with its fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavours works well with many food pairings. I decided to try pairing a bottle of Chateau La Coste 2021 Rosé from Provence, France, with a slow-smoked bbq pork shoulder I cooked using my BBQ. The pork shoulder was covered in a dry rub made with brown sugar, salt, pepper, smoked paprika,…

Provence Marinaside Heat and Eat

Hop Over to Provence Marinaside for an Easy Easter Dinner

 mywinepal  March 10, 2021

Another holiday is coming soon; Easter.  If you celebrate Easter, or you just enjoy the Spring time and wonderful weather, and food, you may want to order Provence Marinaside’s Easter Heat and Eat Dinner.  It looks delicious, has a few options, plus some great deals on wines to accompany your meal.  Enjoy. ~~~ (Vancouver, BC) – Around the world, people…

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The 2020 Vintage Expected Across France

 mywinepal  October 3, 2020

There is such a range of wines in France as you travel North to South and East to West, with so many different climates and soils.  The vintages can be different for major regions across France.  Luckily I was contacted by the Vignobles & Signatures Club whose members span France’s major appellations to tell me about the 2020 harvest, which…

Valerie Lelong and rose wines from Provence

Provence Rosés Conquer the World Interview

 mywinepal  June 6, 2017

Provence rosé wines have been conquering the world.  Their growth has been double digits for several years in Canada and the USA; it is spreading in China; French people drink more rosé than white wine.  Need I continue?  I had a chance to interview Valerie Lelong, Marketing & Communications Export Manager from Vins de Provence about the current state of rosé…

Book Review: Excited About Provence Food and Wine

 mywinepal  July 10, 2014  2 Comments on Book Review: Excited About Provence Food and Wine

I dare say, I love French food and wine.  I’ve been twice to France, and in both trips, found myself spending part of my trip in Provence, enjoying seafood and sipping rose wine from the area.  So it was with great anticipation that I opened the cover of “Provence Food and Wine, The Art of Living” by François Millo and Viktorija…

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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…

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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…