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Cristiana Tiberio

Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

 mywinepal  May 17, 2024  0 Comments on Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

I was fortunate to be invited to taste the wines made by Cristiana Tiberio at a lunch seminar held at Pepino’s Spaghetti House on Commercial Drive. From the winery, “Agricola Tiberio is a family-owned estate, specializing in wines made from authentic Abruzzo native grape varieties. The story of Agricola Tiberio began in 2000 when Riccardo Tiberio purchased the eight-hectare plot…

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My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024

 mywinepal  May 14, 2024  0 Comments on My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024

Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.   Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries…

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A Close Look at Wine Barrel Components and Oak Effects on Wine

 mywinepal  May 12, 2024  0 Comments on A Close Look at Wine Barrel Components and Oak Effects on Wine

In the intricate world of winemaking, every element contributes to the final wine’s character and complexity. Among these crucial components, oak barrels can infuse wines with distinct flavours and textures while being a fermentation or a maturation vessel. Let’s delve into the anatomy of oak wine barrels, explore the oak varieties utilized in Europe and North America, learn about the…

Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 with wine in glass

A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024  0 Comments on A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12.  Your spouse or mother would probably love to enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine.  I have a spectacular bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 made in the Traditional Method from Pinot Noir grapes.  It is available at the winery.  It may also be at some of the…

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2021 and Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024  0 Comments on Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, June 16, 2024, are Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively. Did you know that Mother’s Day has its origins in the United States, where it was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, while the first Father’s Day was started by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd and was first…

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Gambero Rosso 2024 Special Awards Masterclass

 mywinepal  May 8, 2024  0 Comments on Gambero Rosso 2024 Special Awards Masterclass

Gambero Rosso is an Italian food and wine magazine and publishing group founded in 1986.  Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries and a total of 25,231 wines, rating them from 1 to 3 glasses according to the quality of the wines. Through a series of blind tastings, 498 wines were awarded their top…

Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer's Blend

Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 5, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

My first BBQ of 2024 was a few days ago. I grilled steak and opened a bottle of Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend red wine from Sonoma, California. It is a blend of 30% Petite Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 15% Teroldego, and 5% other reds. Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time…

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Get Down To Basics With My Grape Vine Quiz

 mywinepal  May 4, 2024  0 Comments on Get Down To Basics With My Grape Vine Quiz

We all are wine lovers here and know that wine comes from grapes, but how much do we know about grape vines?  Hopefully, many of you have visited a winery and were able to walk a little into their vineyards, to view the vines, see the grapes hanging, or maybe even the blossoms in the Spring.  I highly recommend visiting…

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Comparing Coastal Pinot Noir From California and British Columbia

 mywinepal  May 2, 2024  0 Comments on Comparing Coastal Pinot Noir From California and British Columbia

It’s not often that I have a chance to try coastal Pinot Noir from two different geographic regions and compare the differences, if any, between the wines.  I had the chance to compare Vancouver Island’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s Pinot Noir with two Pinot Noirs from California, by La Crema and Cambria Estate.  Here are my tasting notes that I…

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Two Certified Sustainable California Coastal Pinot Noir Wines

 mywinepal  April 29, 2024  0 Comments on Two Certified Sustainable California Coastal Pinot Noir Wines

California is a leader in sustainable wine growing.  According to California Certified Sustainable, 38% of California winegrape acres that they monitor are sustainable, and 188 Certified Wineries produce 202 million cases of wine (80% of California wine).  That is remarkable and commendable.  I have two bottles of Certified Sustainable Pinot Noir wines from California to review for you:  Cambria Estate…