Category: awards

Gambero Rosso seminar with speaker

Gambero Rosso 2024 Special Awards Masterclass

 mywinepal  May 8, 2024

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…

Data analysis

Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor coat of arms

The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Fort Berens award

Fort Berens Estate Winery #3 Small Winery in Canada

 mywinepal  August 5, 2022

I’ve been telling my readers about Lillooet and Fort Berens Estate Winery for many years.  Excellent wines.  Now they have a new batch of awards from WineAlign’s latest competition.  Here is the press release from Fort Berens.  Go out and buy their wines. ~~~ LILLOOET, BC – The good news for Lillooet’s Fort Berens Estate Winery came in over several…

Wine Align 2022 Awards

Canadian WineAlign Awards for 2022

 mywinepal  July 29, 2022

We all like to receive awards.  Knowing that we are good, or the best at something.  Fastest runner at the 100-yard dash, smartest in math, etc. when we are in school.  Then industry awards when we go to work.  There are many wine awards around the world, but for Canadian wineries, being recognized by a local agency, like WineAlign, means…

Barry Benson from R&B Brewing sm (credit Brian K Smith)

Vancouver’s R&B Brewing Tapped as BC Ale Trail’s ‘Best Brewery Experience’ for 2021

 mywinepal  October 13, 2021

Have you ever tried craft beer from Vancouver’s R&B Brewing?  If you haven’t, this announcement about them, they were just awarded the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience Award for 2021. Read the press release about this award, and consider trying R&B Brewing’s beers. ~~~ October 12, 2021 (Vancouver, BC): The beer-drinking people have spoken. After counting more than 18,831 votes…

2021 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes the Best in BC Wines

 mywinepal  October 8, 2021

Yesterday was the announcement of winners for the 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.  I was very pleased to read that Spearhead Winery won 3 Platinum Medals for 3 different Pinot Noir wines.   Here is the press release about the awards and the winners. ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) October 8, 2021 – The 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards were announced…

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and his Medal of the Ordre du Merite Agricole

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia Knighted by Government of France

 mywinepal  August 19, 2021

What an honour for Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia to be knighted by the Government of France in an award ceremony this week (Aug 18/21) at the restaurant. We all knew his dishes were excellent and we now have the culinary country of the world, France, also acknowledging Executive Chef Quaglia’s skills.  Here is the press release about…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2020

 mywinepal  December 21, 2020

This was a crazy year due to COVID, which limited my usual number of wine tastings, but when I checked through the wines, I realized that of the wines I did taste, many almost made my 5-star category.  These wines I rated as 4.5-5 stars.  They are fantastic to drink now and would be OK to cellar for a short…

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt and General Manager Erik Fisher with the 2020 All Canadian Wine Champions Founder’s Award for Best Overall Performance.

Monte Creek Winery Announces Record Wine Wins In 2020

 mywinepal  November 11, 2020

In BC we love to celebrate the success of our wineries both locally and abroad.  Monte Creek Winery in Kamloops is one winery in our newer wine regions, the Thompson Valley, that is having success and would like to share that wine experience with you.  Here is the announcement of their latest wine awards, and how you can purchase their…