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Do You Prefer Canadian Wine? More #CanWinePalate Survey 2013 Results

 mywinepal  December 26, 2013

As promised, here is Part 2 of my Canadian Wine Palate Survey for 2013. In Part 1 I gave you some insights on the red and white varietal wines that Canadians prefer, according to the survey.  If you didn’t read Part 1, you can quickly check the Canadian Wine Palate Survey Part 1 here. For Part 2, I would like…

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The National Tasting: Creating A Great Wine Culture

 mywinepal  October 18, 2013

Have you heard about The National Tasting: Creating A Great Wine Culture?  Peter Lehmann Wines is inviting Canadian wine lovers to The National Tasting: a first-of-its-kind live-streaming and interactive panel discussion featuring some of the wine world’s leading experts. Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW) will host this unique conversation featuring writer and broadcaster Anthony Gismondi alongside a panel of top sommeliers…

My Favourite Red Wines for 2012 from Around the World

 mywinepal  December 19, 2012

In my last post I gave you my list of favourite white and sparkling wines that I tasted in 2012.  Hopefully, you can buy a bottle or two for one of your holiday soirees.   My follow-up to that article is my favourite red wines.  With a special request from my friend Kalpna, I have a section for Pinot Noir, but…

My Favourite White and Sparkling Wines for 2012

 mywinepal  December 16, 2012  1 Comment on My Favourite White and Sparkling Wines for 2012

I hazard to guess how many wines I tasted over the past year, but every year I find several gems that I pass along to you as I taste them.  Getting ready for the holiday season, you may be considering buying wines to take to parties, or serving wines at your parties.  What to buy? Here is a list of…

Enjoying Tyrrell’s Wines at the Australian Wine Appreciation Society

 mywinepal  October 1, 2012  1 Comment on Enjoying Tyrrell’s Wines at the Australian Wine Appreciation Society

This was my first wine maker dinner with the Australian Wine Appreciation Society.  Held at the Fish House in Stanley Park, Mr. Bruce Tyrrell from Tyrrell’s Wines regaled us with stories of his family’s past and about the wines we were about to enjoy that evening. Although the Tyrrell family established themselves in Australia in 1858, it wasn’t until the…

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Wines from Around The World – The Latest from the IVSA

 mywinepal  September 21, 2012

From the Fall through Spring, the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) hosts a regular tasting of importers latest wines, beer and spirits.  The kick-off for the fall was last week, and it was very busy.  Again too many wines to try, so I went table by table trying to find wines of interest, or completely new wines/wineries I have…

Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles at the IVSA

 mywinepal  November 10, 2011

November is always a special time for tasting new wines at the Import Vintners and Spirits Association (IVSA).  It’s just one month away from the Christmas and New Years holidays.  And that means lots of sparkling wines to taste.  So with this in mind, I spent almost all my time at the IVSA tasting bubbles.  And my picks are here…

A Select Wine Portfolio Review – Some Select Gems

 mywinepal  September 18, 2011  1 Comment on A Select Wine Portfolio Review – Some Select Gems

What is a Portfolio Tasting? If you have never been before, it is a wine tasting held by a wine agent of all, or many of, the wines that they represent.  It is a great place to taste many different wines, typically from different countries, and learn a bit about the style of wines that they carry.  Are they focused…

Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of Chile and Argentina

 mywinepal  August 31, 2011  3 Comments on Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of Chile and Argentina

In my previous article about preparing for your Summer Wine Trip in the Southern Hemisphere, I outlined most of the wine producing countries and some airline ticket prices from Canada to those countries.  This is Part 2 of this article, where you will get to know a bit about the signature grapes of Chile and Argentina and a few (not…