Tag: Rhone

Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017 with wine in glass

Whites and Rosés Wines of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs for the Summer

 mywinepal  June 12, 2024  0 Comments on Whites and Rosés Wines of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs for the Summer

We are now enjoying nicer summer weather.  It’s time to get out onto the patio and enjoy some rosé and white wines. While you may think of Rhône wines as being Syrah or red blends, this region also produces white and rosé wines.  Here is a press release I received talking about these Rhône wines. ~~~~~~~~~ This summer, treat yourself…

How Well Do You Know the Wines of the Rhône Valley? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  February 10, 2024

The history of Rhône Valley wines dates back to ancient times, with evidence of winemaking in the region dating back to at least 600 BC. The Romans further developed viticulture in the area; over the centuries, the region’s wines gained renown for their quality.  Rhône Valley wines remain popular due to their diverse range of styles, from bold and spicy…

Denis Guthmuller

A Video Interview with Denis Guthmuller Winemaker at Rhone Valley Winemaker Tour 2023

 mywinepal  December 16, 2023

It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Denis Guthmuller, winemaker and President of the Syndicat des Vignerons des Cotes du Rhone, in Vancouver at the Rhone Valley Vineyards Wine Maker Tour.  I spoke with Mr. Guthmuller about the current harvest in the Rhone Valley for his winery.  Watch the video and see what you can expect from Cotes du Rhone…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2010

What do You Know About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wines? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  November 4, 2023

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, situated in the southern Rhône Valley of France, is a renowned wine region celebrated for its exceptional wine production. This historic appellation is located in the department of Vaucluse, where the terroir is characterized by its distinctive rocky soils and a Mediterranean climate that basks in the warm, sun-drenched days. Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are highly esteemed and have gained worldwide…

Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs Mark International Women's Day

Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs Mark International Women’s Day

 mywinepal  February 23, 2023

March 8 is officially International Women’s Day.  The Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs in the south of France put out this press release to show what women are doing in all aspects of grape growing, wine production, and sales in their AOCs.  We too in BC have women working in our wine industry.  It is great…

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Viognier 2020, Stag's Hollow Winery Syrah 2020, and Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2020 wines

Old World Rhone Valley Grapes in the New World – 3 Examples

 mywinepal  September 17, 2022

Can you name the native grapes of the Rhone Valley?  There are the north and south ends of the valley and different varieties.  The main varieties of the north end are Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The northern Rhone is cooler and the valley has steep hillsides while in the southern Rhone, the climate is more Mediterranean and the terrain…

2021 NORTHWEST WINE EXPEDITION - Washington wines in glasses

Washington Wineries Visit Vancouver

 mywinepal  October 2, 2021

Welcome to Part 2 of my article on the wines of Oregon and Washington that made a visit to Vancouver.  In Part 1, I covered the wines from three Oregonian wineries, which you can read here.  There are so many AVA areas in Washington from the coast to the interior.  I in particular really like the Walla Walla Valley, Red…

Karl MyWinePal with Frédéric Chaudière

Let’s Talk Wine, Viticulture and More with Frédéric Chaudière from Château Pesquié

 mywinepal  September 10, 2021

Today I have another lesser-known AOC in the southern Rhone Valley – AOC Ventoux.  You may be very familiar with one of the wineries from AOC Ventoux, Château Pesquié.  Their wine labels in solid blocks of colour should be very familiar to you when you check on the shelves in the BC Liquor Stores and elsewhere across Canada.  I have…

Karl MyWinePal with Michel Gassier interview

My Interview with Michel Gassier from Domaine Gassier

 mywinepal  August 23, 2021

Many of us are familiar with the wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone Valley, but there are many sub-regions, which have their own Appellation d’origine Contrôlée (AOC) that produce quality wines at reasonable prices.  Many of the wineries are family-run as well, with the vineyards and wineries being passed down through families.  I would like to present…