Tag: sparkling

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…

Find Out More about Quinta de Soalheiro at VanWineFest 2018

Quinta de Soalheiro logo

Quinta de Soalheiro, a pioneer in the creation of Alvarinho wine in Melgaço, is an international benchmark for the wines of this grape variety, blending perfectly into the distinctive Minho landscape surrounding it. Located in Melgaço (Portugal’s northernmost point) it is protected by a range…

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

Enrico Winery logo

Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.  Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged…

Champagne And Caviar Headline November Menus At Ancora Waterfront Dining And Patio

Do want to party like the 1%, but do it on a budget?  How about enjoying Champagne and Caviar at Ancora’s November menu?  Below is a press release from Ancora about this exciting food and sparkling wine menu. ~~~ Vancouver,…

Nourish Yourself With the Lure of Seafood and Road 13 Wines

Lure cookbook by Ned Bell with Valerie Howes

Cooking with local, healthy, sustainable ingredients should be a goal we all aspire.  Knowing where our food comes from and how it was harvested can help us make sustainable food choices.  For Chef Ned Bell, it has been a journey…

Hinterland Sparkling Wines from Prince Edward County

Hinterland Wine Company

Cool climate areas are prime areas for making elegant sparkling wines.  Champagne is a cool region in France, and is well-known for their sparkling wines, for example. In Canada our sparkling wine industry has been booming in my opinion.  As…

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and…