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Ruby Blues Winery Sparkling Piquette Rose 2023 and Peace, Love & Bubbles sparkling pink wine

BC’s Ruby Blues Winery’s Sparkling Canned WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 19, 2024  0 Comments on BC’s Ruby Blues Winery’s Sparkling Canned WinesPR SAMPLE 

It is definitely beach and/or patio weather right now.  We want something refreshing to drink, preferably with bubbles.  Canned wines are still popular, being the right size to enjoy a 250ml can and not drink too much.  I received two different canned wines from BC’s Ruby Blues Winery from the Naramata Bench. I tasted their Ruby Blues Winery Sparkling Piquette…

Township 7 seven stars Sparkling Wine 2020 and Jansz Premier Cuvée NV sparkling wines

Two Sparkling Wines From BC and AustraliaPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 18, 2024  0 Comments on Two Sparkling Wines From BC and AustraliaPR SAMPLE 

At one time when we thought of quality sparkling wine, our thoughts would go to Europe; Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Franciacorta.  But that is no longer the case.  Quality sparkling wine can be found in BC as well as many southern hemisphere countries like Australia and the state of Tasmania, in particular.  I have a Tasmanian and a BC sparkling wine…

Grilled prime rib burger paired with Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022

A Burger Pairing with Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022 on a Hot Summer DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 10, 2024  0 Comments on A Burger Pairing with Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022 on a Hot Summer DayPR SAMPLE 

It’s hot! Darn out outside.  No time to spend cooking inside.  Time for the BBQ.  I was thinking of grilling some prime rib beef burgers I recently purchased and enjoyed them with BC’s Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022.  Let me tell you about the wine and then the pairing. My Wine Tasting Notes Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022 (BC $24.44)…

Mayhem Wines Pinot Gris 2023 and Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Enjoying Mayhem Wines Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc 2023PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 2, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoying Mayhem Wines Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc 2023PR SAMPLE 

With the Canada Day long weekend, it was fitting to enjoy some BC wine.  I have two bottles of white wine from Mayhem Wines to tell you about; the Mayhem Wines Pinot Gris 2023 and Sauvignon Blanc 2023.    2023 was a challenging year in the Okanagan due to the cold winter snap that adversely affected the grape vines and…

Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022

Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 15, 2024  0 Comments on Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

I’ve been talking about white and rosé wines lately, but we should not forget about enjoying red wines over the summary.  I have two Okanagan red wines from Haywire Wines to tell you about.  I received their Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Haywire Wines Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022 to review.  The grapes are organically grown and…

Nostalgia Wines Kerner 2020

Exploring the Kerner Grape: It’s History and Growth in British Columbia Wineries

 mywinepal  June 8, 2024  0 Comments on Exploring the Kerner Grape: It’s History and Growth in British Columbia Wineries

In two previous articles, I covered two red grape varieties that are grown in BC, but are not well-known; Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt.  We also do make some interesting white wines with relatively unknown varieties. I would like to introduce you to the Kerner grape. Let’s delve into the story behind the Kerner grape, and its aromatic profile, and discover the…

Haywire Winery King Family Vineyard Pinot Gris 2022 and Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2022

Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 5, 2024  0 Comments on Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

If you are searching for a BC wine that is vegan-friendly, made using organically-grown grapes, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral vessels like stainless steel, amphora, and concrete, then you should try Okanagan’s Haywire Winery‘s wines.  I have two white wines to tell you about today from Haywire.  Their Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, are both 2022 vintage, made by…

Kalala Organic Estate Winery Zweigelt 2018 with wine in glass

Zweigelt: Another Lesser Known Red Wine Gem in BC

 mywinepal  June 3, 2024

Zweigelt is a red grape that while not as obscure as the Blaufränkisch grape I wrote about earlier, is still relatively unknown in BC.  Only 0.7% of red grapes grown in BC are from Zweigelt.  This is a versatile and vibrant red grape variety, that is a cornerstone of Austrian viticulture. Named after its creator, Dr. Fritz Zweigelt, this grape…

Mt. Boucherie Blaufrankisch 2017 label

Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

 mywinepal  May 31, 2024  2 Comments on Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

Nestled among the vineyards of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley lies a grape variety quietly making waves in the wine world – Blaufränkisch. Blaufränkisch, also known as Lemberger, traces its roots back to Central Europe, particularly Austria and Hungary. The grape is believed to have originated in the region of Lower Styria, now part of Slovenia, before spreading to neighbouring countries….

Family-friendly BC wineries

Family-Friendly BC Wineries and More for Summer 2024

 mywinepal  May 29, 2024

It is not too late to start checking out wine-inspired vacation destinations in British Columbia.  But if you have children and/or fur babies, you may want to pick locations and wineries that have something to offer for them as well. Here is a list of BC wineries and more that have family-friendly options for parents travelling with children or pets….