There’s a lot of great things that have come out of France: art, fashion, food and of course, wine. As with all the fabulous culture that comes from the country, wine is arguably it’s biggest export. I have to admit, I haven’t really had too much of a chance to explore French wine, but thankfully at Whistler Cornucopia, I had the privilege of checking out some French Classics, led by Rachelle Goudreau.

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Pierre Paillard Champagne – This was a favourite of the evening – it was well balanced and so smooth, it felt like it was drinking chocolate milk (?!)

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Cheateau de Sancerre – not sweet and not oaky, has a slight mineral flavour but easy to drink.

Garnier Chablis – this unoaked chardonnay is bright, crisp and has a bit of a mineral flavour to it.

Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir – Pinot Noir is everyone’s favourite wine at the moment. This one is slightly sweet with berry notes but light and easy to drink.

Chateau Argadens Rouge AOC Bordeaux Superieur – this wine was well balanced, soft, drinkable but with flavourful depth

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The Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone – another one of the favourites that evening as well it’s intense – it’s smooth but minerally and spicy.

Louis Bernard Chateauneuf du Pape – this red is well balanced and has a long finish. It’s got a hint of sweetness to it but a mostly spicy, earthy taste.

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