Month: April 2021

Fraser Valley Locals, Enjoy a Picnic at Singletree Winery!

Singletree Winery Picnic Area (Photo Credit @winebcdotcom)

Fraser Valley locals looking for ways to enjoy the sun this weekend can do so safely at Singletree Winery in Abbotsford. With careful attention to their land, the Etsell family, owners of Singletree, are committed to showcasing the best of British Columbia:…

My Interview with Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh – Inspired by Burgundy

Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh and Karl MyWinePal

To follow up on my tasting notes for the Coolshanagh Chardonnay 2017, I had a chance to interview Skip Stothert, owner, about some of the history of this winery and how COVID has affected them.  Enjoy. My Interview with Skip…

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky Released By Glenora Distilleries

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Are you a beer drinker? And a whisky drinker?  Did you know that whisky starts off by fermenting grains (just like beer) to release sugars that yeasts will eventually convert into alcohol? The Nova Scotian Alexander Keith’s brewery is best…

Earth Day April 22, Climate Change, and Champagne’s Adaptations

Earth from Space (Image courtesy NASA)

Did you know that Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day?  There are many environmental and climate challenges for us to overcome to help the earth’s biosphere become healthier.  Wineries from around the world are doing their part to help.  The…

2 CVNE Rioja Wines Ready to Enjoy – No Cellaring Needed

CVNE Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2017 and Cune Rioja Reserva 2015

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.  Did you know that CVNE also has the name Cune, made by accident?  It was…

Corcelettes Wine Sales Support BC Hospitality Charity

Corcelettes Winery tasting room

Here is another way that you can support BC wine and hospitality workers during COVID.  Buy Corcelettes Estate Winery‘s wines and partial proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.  Here is the press release about how you can…

Two Pinot Noirs to Enjoy from Ramification Cellars

Ramification Cellars Verification Pinot Noir 2018 and The Assurance Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

It was nice to have a long weekend to celebrate with family or friends.  Pinot Noir makes wines that are food-friendly, as they typically are not overpowering with fruit, oak, and tannins.  Red fruit aromas and flavours, light tannins and…