As is the custom, before the current Vancouver International Wine Festival bids farewell to the current theme region, festival chairman Harry Hertscheg announces the upcoming theme region, and in 2020 it will be France.
We are thrilled. France is a massive producer of wine, capable of bringing a large and diverse number of wineries to Vancouver. Let’s hope the regions show more interest than they normally do in coming to the west coast and come in huge numbers. Should Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Rhone, Loire, Languedoc, Cognac, Cahors, Jura, and more another have presence, a sellout will be guaranteed. Looking ahead, we offer up a top ten of French wines we have tasted recently and showing the diversity of France. We look forward to tasting many more in preparation for the 2020 festival. Salut.