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Danny from Sagemoor

My Video Interview With Danny from Sagemoor Estates at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 17, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview With Danny from Sagemoor Estates at Taste Washington 2024

I tasted two white Bordeaux blends at the Sagemoor Estates table during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington.  This is a wine made with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. Danny told me about the differences between the fermentation methods for these two wines and suggested what type of food to enjoy with each wine.  Both are tasty wines.  Pick up…

Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

My Video Interview With Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 15, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview With Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards at Taste Washington 2024

Have you heard of “orange” wine?  It is sometimes called “natural” wine and basically, it is a wine made from white grapes, like orange muscat or Pinot Gris, and is left with the skins intact, much like is done for red grapes, to get red wine.  But with white grapes, the skins can impart an orange colour, more texture and…

The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

Book Review: The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

 mywinepal  April 14, 2024  0 Comments on Book Review: The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

Geoffrey Finch, a Canadian born in Victoria, moved to Paris and has been sharing his passion for wine and gastronomy in France for over 40 years.  He operates a series of historic walks through Paris’s vineyards, both visible and open to the public, those closed to the public, and some open only for special occasions.  His love of wine led…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021 with wine in glass

Coastal Review: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 11, 2024  0 Comments on Coastal Review: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

Around a month ago I received three bottles of Pinot Noir.  One was from Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021, while the other two were from California.  They are the La Crema Vineyard Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Pinot Noir 2022. I will taste each and compare my…

Blake from Revelry Vintners

My Video Interview With Blake from Revelry Vintners at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 10, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview With Blake from Revelry Vintners at Taste Washington 2024

Chardonnay is a popular white grape in Washington state, beside Riesling.  During The Grand Tasting, I spoke with Blake from Revelry Vintners about their Chardonnay at Taste Washington 2024.  Interesting soil and effects of soil on their Chardonnay.  Watch and find out about it.

Devyani from Valdemar Estates

My Video Interview With Devyani Isabel Gupta from Valdemar Estates at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 8, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview With Devyani Isabel Gupta from Valdemar Estates at Taste Washington 2024

Valdemar Estates is a winery started in 2019 in Walla Walla by the Valedmar family who owns Bodegas Valdemar in Rioja, Spain. Bodegas Valdemar has been making wine since 1889.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Head Winemaker of Valdemar Estates, Devyani Isabel Gupta, about the winery and the wine she poured for me to try, their 2021 Columbia…

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022

Two 2022 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir to EnjoyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 6, 2024  0 Comments on Two 2022 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir to EnjoyPR SAMPLE 

If you enjoy Pinot Noir, these two wines should excite you.  Meyer Family Vineyards from the Okanagan Falls area of BC concentrate on Burgundian-style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  I received a bottle of their Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022 to review for you.  I’ve been…

Noah from Tinte Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

My Video Interview with Noah from Tinte Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 4, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview with Noah from Tinte Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

I appreciated talking with Noah from Tinte Cellars during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington 2024.  He talked about the Viognier he poured for me, but also told me about their winery and how they work with non-profits making donations totalling a substantial figure.  I applaud wineries, and any company, that helps support non-profits and exercise their Corporate Social Responsibility….

John from Sheridan Vineyard

My Video Interview with John from Sheridan Vineyard at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 3, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview with John from Sheridan Vineyard at Taste Washington 2024

I met Big John Caudill, Director of sales, wine professional and winery chef for Sheridan Vineyard at The Grand Tasting for Taste Washington 2024.  John told me about their red blend Mystique and their latest Cabernet Sauvignon release.  Watch below.

Taste Washington The Grand Tasting food and wine

My Wine Selections from Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 2, 2024  0 Comments on My Wine Selections from Taste Washington 2024

Washington state has over 900 wineries.  That is amazing.  While our BC wineries are bound primarily to mountain valleys, Washington state has a large land area to the east of the Cascades mountain ranges, which is where many of Washington’s wineries are located.  But how can you try wines from so many wineries more easily?  One way is to attend…