Category: california

The Best Food and Wine Experiences Napa Valley Has to Offer?

Napa Valley view of vineyards

As you may know, the Vancouver International Wine Festival theme region is California, and the most well-known region within California is Napa Valley.  After you attend the Festival and taste some of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay that come from…

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…

Come Meet Vines Stars from California and Around the World at VanWineFest 2019

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie from Okanagan Crush Pad (Image courtesy Okanagan Crush Pad)

We are getting closer to VanWineFest 2019 and the stars are aligning.  The stars you can see at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting come from our theme region, California, as well as from around the world, and even from…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.  Fortunately,…

Toast Hope Family Wines at VanWineFest 2019

Hope Family Wines logo

Hope Family Wines is family-run, and started in 1978 in the Paso Robles area of California.  They produce several wine labels you may recognize: Liberty School, Treana, Quest, Austin Hope, and Troublemaker.  Liberty School and Treana are the ones I…

Enjoy a Glass from Stags’ Leap Winery at VanWineFest 2019

Stags’ Leap Winery logo

Here is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley that you should try at VanWineFest 2019.  Read about the winery and their wines in their own words. About Stags’ Leap Winery Located at the very heart of Stags Leap…