Tag: syrah

MyWinePal Picks from the 2013 Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

BC VQA Fall Release 2013

Have you ever felt like you have a daunting task, but persevere with the hope you will discover a few gold nuggets? I’m sure many BC prospectors felt this as they searched for gold in Barkerville and further north. This…

Perfect Pairing Tastings at TWB – The Wine Bar in Yaletown

TWB Perfect Pairings

TWB – The Wine Bar opened December 2012 and is yet to reach it’s first birthday.  A very unpretentious place where there are a plethora of wines around the by the glass, which you can sip  with tiny bites and…

A Few Notes on New Zealand Red Wine Terroirs

New Zealand Wine

Better known by the tremendous success of its white wines, particularly Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand’s red wines are mostly off the radar for the global market, with the visible exception of Pinot Noir. The “heart break grape” has made…

Wines of Chile – Terroir Seminar 2013 @WoC_CanadaWest

Chile is a fascinating country, with climate and terrain that vary from the Atacama desert in the north to glaciers in Patagonia to the south, and everything in between!  From Wikipedia I learned that by surface 80% of South America’s glaciers…

The Latest Releases from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella Wineries

With every season, there is either grape growing, harvesting, vinification, aging, or bottling of wine. Recently I was happy to do some tasting in Vancouver of recently bottled wines from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries.  These two wineries…

The Inaugural Okanagan Falls Winery Association Wine Tasting

04.16.2013.  That’s the date that the Okanagan Falls Winery Association (OFWA) launched their Inaugural “The Heart of Wine Country Comes to Vancouver” event to show their wines to the wine trade, which includes wine writers like me, but as well…