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Do You Like Barbera? Try Some at the VanWineFest!

Barbera cluster (By Agne27 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Italy has a plethora of indigenous grapes.  Some maybe well known to you, like Sangiovese or Nebbiolo, but others, like Barbera may not be too familiar.  I would like to let you know a little bit about the red Barbera…

Experience the Best Crus in Piedmonte with Michele Chiarlo

Wines of Michele Chiarlo

The Michele Chiarlo winery has been producing wines in the Piedmonte region of Italy for 60 years.  With the specialness of this 60th anniversary, Alberto Chiarlo, has been visiting some cities around the world presenting the wines of their family…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2017

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

As I mentioned in my previous article on my top rated white, sparkling, and fortified wines for 2017, there were so many excellent wines that I tasted this year.  As I review the red wines that I’ve listed below, there…

The 3rd Wave of Italian Wines in Vancouver

Italy has been making a big push into Vancouver, and Canada, over the past few years.  Over the past 2 weeks, there have been 3 different Italian wine delegations come to Vancouver to show us their wines.  In some cases…

Top Drop Vancouver 2017 – An Authentic Experience

Top Drop Vancouver

This is my second year attending Top Drop Vancouver, where small-scale producers from around the world show us their hand crafted wines. According to Top Drop, “Our focus is terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. W e believe…

10 Wines for You to Savour Australia

Savour Australia booklet

There are many wines to savour from Australia, from classic wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra or Semillon from the Hunter Valley, to the new “natural” wines from wineries like Jaume and Alpha Box & Dice.  At the…

VanWineFest – Top Italian Wine Picks – Anything But Tuscany and Veneto

Close up of Nebbiolo cluster in Italy

Maybe you are not a fan of Italian Chianti Classico, Amarone or Prosecco?  There are other regions of Italy such as Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont that offer wonderful wines. Piedmont in particular is well known for the Nebbiolo grape, which…

Taste Washington Grand Tasting – Get Your Tickets

Taste Washington logo

Washington State has an amazingly large number of wineries.  800+ wineries.  Compare that to the 273 wineries in British Columbia.  Washington State has much more land available for viticulture.  In BC we are quite constricted by our mountain ranges in…

Vine Stars from Italy and Around the World at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016 is coming up quickly, and one of the great things about it, is that you can meet winery principals from around the world.  This year, Italy is the theme country, so there will be…

Meet My Italian Friends Kris and Briccotondo

Northern Italy map

It’s nice having friends. My latest two friends that I was introduced to by Trialto Wine Group hail from Italy; KRIS is from delle Venezie and Briccotondo from Piemonte.  Both like to enjoy food and wine experiences, and hope you…