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Wine maker Tim Heath from Cloudy Bay

Tasting Cloudy Bay on a Sunny Day with Tim Heath in Vancouver

 mywinepal  October 1, 2013

It is always a treat to have a chance to meet a winemaker pouring their wine and telling you the story behind it, the vintage, the winery, or themselves.  Recently, I had a chance to meet Tim Heath, the wine maker for the New Zealand winery Cloudy Bay, on a sunny fall day.  Cloudy Bay winery, located in Marlborough, is…

Trivento Amado Sur Torrontes Viognier and Vina Maipo Vitral Sauvignon Blanc

Select Wine & Spirits Portfolio Tasting Recommendations 2013

 mywinepal  September 24, 2013

Have you ever heard of a portfolio tasting?  Most people probably have not, unless you attend wine tastings on a fairly regular basis.  A portfolio tasting is when a wine agency, like Select Wines & Spirits, pours their selection of wine (and spirits) in a casual (usually) walk-about fashion, where you can taste the wines and talk with the rep…

Langley Passport Wine Tour sign

Checking Out the Langley Passport Wine Tour

 mywinepal  September 10, 2013

How many wineries do you think there are in the Langley, BC area? Jelly Marketing asked this question to residents and were shocked to find that most people think that there are only 2 wineries.  Did you know that there are actually 7 wineries?  The wineries are: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Domaine de Chaberton vista d’oro farms and winery…

BC VQA Fall Release 2013

MyWinePal Picks from the 2013 Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

 mywinepal  September 6, 2013

Have you ever felt like you have a daunting task, but persevere with the hope you will discover a few gold nuggets? I’m sure many BC prospectors felt this as they searched for gold in Barkerville and further north. This is also how I feel when I attend the Colour BC VQA tastings. There are so many BC VQA wines…

TWB Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairing Tastings at TWB – The Wine Bar in Yaletown

 mywinepal  August 30, 2013

TWB – The Wine Bar opened December 2012 and is yet to reach it’s first birthday.  A very unpretentious place where there are a plethora of wines around the by the glass, which you can sip  with tiny bites and tapas. But did you know that Rachelle Goudreau, Sommelier at TWB, is offering something extra every other Thursday; a bit of…

Greata Ranch Estate winery

A Visit to Greata Ranch Winery in the Okanagan

 mywinepal  August 18, 2013

Greata Ranch Estate Winery has an envious location.  Just south of West Kelowna, right on the shore of Lake Okanagan.  It’s a beautiful spot to look at the lake, the scenic hills across the water, and to sip wine.  I was recently in Kelowna and thought I’d drop by to visit Greata Ranch as the last time I was there…

Celebrating OWEN Cabernet Franc and the BCHF

 mywinepal  July 15, 2013

This is the second year of the Wine Campus at Okanagan Crush Pad.  The wine campus is a program to foster the education of professionals in the wine industry. Okanagan Crush Pad makes an annual donation of $5,000 to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) which goes toward a scholarship for students enrolled in a recognized and accredited wine program with…

Boutique Food and Wines for You from

 mywinepal  July 12, 2013  1 Comment on Boutique Food and Wines for You from

People are more concerned about where their food is coming from than ever before.  The big push in the past was to get food trucked or flown in from around the world at the lowest price, but now people are looking for as local as possible, and from smaller producers who they can connect with either at a farmer’s market,…

Four Ways to Enjoy Wine More

 mywinepal  June 22, 2013

Wine is more than just wine.  It is an experience and each wine should hopefully tell you a story about it’s journey from a blossom to a grape to a bottle of wine.  As it is an experience, I think the best ways to enjoy wines are through experiences.  Here are 4 experiences that I recommend: Visit a wine region…

Enjoying the Latest SpierHead Winery White Wines

 mywinepal  May 18, 2013  2 Comments on Enjoying the Latest SpierHead Winery White Wines

Did you know that SpierHead Winery from South East Kelowna won the “Best New Winery” at the 2012 BC Wine Awards, and that their Pinot Noir was ranked #1 by the judges at the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards?  Well now you know.  I’ve been in contact with SpierHead for a year now, tasting their wines and telling people about their…