Category: sparkling

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,…

A Quick Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with Vinum & Cibus Italici at Wildebeest

Lineup of Italian wines from Vinum & Cibus Italici

Wine and food pairing dinners are always fun.  You get to find out which types of wines you like paired with particular dishes.  There are usually surprises as well.  I was invited to taste some Italian wines from the Vinum…

It’s Coming Around Again, Mateus Rosé Wine

Mateus The Original Rose wine close up

It’s like Carly Simon says if you are willing to play the game, its “Coming Around Again”. This time I’m talking about Mateus sparkling wine from Portugal. The oval dark green Mateus Rosé sparkling wine bottle is probably very familiar to my parent’s…

The WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Stand up to the World at the Fourth Annual Judgment of BC

Judgement of BC

This is the fourth year that Wines of British Columbia have held a competition of two types of wines, e.g. Riesling and Syrah, from BC and blind judged them against other Riesling and Syrah from around the world to see how…

South Africa’s Ken Forrester Shows Off Chenin Blanc to the World

Karl MyWinePal with Ken Forrester

Ken Forrester and his wife started their winery together with their young family;  Buying a large 38 ha plot of land in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, and working with farmers over 90 ha of scattered parcels.  Ken wanted…

Champagne Taittinger with a Sparkling Portfolio for Your Pleasure

Champagne Taittinger bottles on ice

One of the great names in the Champagne region is Taittinger.  Champagne Taittinger was founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux.  It is the third oldest Champagne house in the region.  The current family that owns Taittinger started in 1931 with…