food and wine pairing

Wrapping Up the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

French wine section at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

It seems like only yesterday that champagne flowed freely, people were laughing, and wines from around the world were being served and discovered by Vancouverites.  The Vancouver International Wine Festival was quite a whirlwind for me as a Media person;…

A Tasty New Red, White, and Rose Release for Bartier Scholefield

Since Bartier Scholefield started producing their wines in 2011, in the Okanagan, BC, I have been fortunate to try them and write about them for you.  They have been keeping to their “Wine As Narrative“, telling us a story about…

Pure Chablis and 3 Top Vancouver Sommeliers at Secret Location

When you think of Chablis, elegance comes to mind for me.  Floral and citrus fruits, stone fruits, whey and honey are all flavour descriptors for these wines, and one in particular; flint.  The flint (some may say smokiness) comes from…

Share a Bottle of Haywire Pink Bub for Valentines Day

Champagne bubbles by Gaetan Lee via Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that some BC wineries produce sparkling wine? One in particular I’d like to let you know about is Haywire Winery, located in Summerland, BC. Since their inception a few years ago, I have been following and tasting…

A Wonderful Dinner with Meyer Family Vineyards at Forage

I have been following Meyer Family Vineyards since the release of their first vintage and have been regularly reviewing their wines here on mywinepal.com.  Their wines have always been good and have been getting better with each vintage, from my…

Value Priced South American Wines for the Holidays from Terra Andina

Terra Andina logo

Have you tried any wine from Brasil before?  Did you know that there are wineries in Brasil?  You may think of the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janiero, but if you go to the cooler climate in…

SpierHead Winery Covers Burgundy and Bordeaux

Burgundy and Bordeaux; two famous wine regions in France with different grapes, red and white.  Back here in BC, you can grow the grapes from both regions and produce wine.  Burgundy is famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while Bordeaux…

Perseus Winery’s Invictus and More Red Wine Reviews

Perseus Winery in the Southern Okanagan produces a range of red and white wines, growing both Bordeaux and Rhone varieties.  Sometimes Bordeaux meets the Rhone Valley such as in their Syrah Malbec blend.  As a follow on to my article…