Category: italy

LATIN PASSION FOR TERROIR at La Terrazza for VanWineFest 2018

Latin Passion for Terroir menu

This special dinner at La Terrazza for Vancouver International Wine Festival we were able to experience the synergy of wines from Spain, Italy and Uruguay, evoking passion along with the culinary treasures created by Chef Gennaro Iorio. We sampled wines from…

ICONIC VALPOLICELLA at Cibo Trattoria for VanWineFest 2018

Serego Alighieri logo

This evening at this dinner we were invited to come taste over 600 years of winemaking history with MASI Serego Alighieri. Six wines from this historic estate were paired with a menu from chef Josh Gonneau of Cibo Trattoria, bringing a taste of…

Barone Ricasoli Going Beyond; Bridging History and Technology

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio wooden case label

Did you know that Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy and the second oldest winery in the world?  Did you also know that Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti blend in 1872?  So much history at one winery, and…

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 White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins…

An Interview with Olga Bussinello About the Versatility and History of Valpolicella Wines

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

I was pleased to be invited to interview Olga Bussinello, Director, of the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella here in Vancouver recently. The Consortium for the Tutelage of Valpolicella Wines is an association of wine producers, winemakers and bottlers of the wine production…