Category: chocolate

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020 and Organic Shiraz 2019

2 Vegan-Friendly, Wild Ferment Wines from Yalumba in Australia

 mywinepal  March 25, 2022

Do you look for vegan wines? They are becoming more common. I have two vegan-friendly wines for you from Yalumba in Australia. I tasted their Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2019 and Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020. Both are single varietal wines, but sometimes you do see these grapes co-fermented. The Shiraz, besides being vegan-friendly, is also organic. A year ago…

Culmina Family Estate Winery and Karat Chocolates for Valentine's Day

Make Valentine’s Sweet with Culmina & Karat Chocolates

 mywinepal  January 19, 2022

If you like chocolate and BC, and need a gift for Valentine’s Day, check out this one from Culmina Family Estate Winery and Karat Chocolates. ~~~ With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Culmina Family Estate Winery would like to help you create the ultimate romantic evening with a delectable wine and chocolate pairing for you to share with your…

Sparkling wine for the holidays (Image by Alexandr Podvalny from Pixabay)

November & December Holidays BC Wine Deals

 mywinepal  November 18, 2021

Do you gift BC wine to others, or for yourself, during the upcoming holidays?  I reached out to our BC wineries asking what deals they are offering people for the holidays.  Here is my list. If there are any other BC wineries that would like their holiday offerings added to my list, please comment below or email ~~~ Hillside…

Chocolate ornaments from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Temper Chocolate And Pastry Celebrates The Holidays With Signature Chocolate Showpieces, Festive Cakes And Confections

 mywinepal  November 21, 2020

Have you ever tried the pastries or chocolates from Temper Chocolate and Pastry?  You should.  They are delicious and currently they are preparing their holiday pastries and chocolates.  I have enjoyed tasting their previous holiday pastries and chocolates, with wine of course, and it was fabulous.  Below is the announcement of their latest holiday creations.  Enjoy. ~~~West Vancouver patisserie introduces…

Port and pastry pairing

Port and Pastry Pairings for the Holidays

 mywinepal  October 28, 2020

It is time to start drinking your port with the colder weather upon us.  There are many styles of port.  I received 3 port samples from The Fladgate Partnership that cover 3 different styles; Pink, Tawny, and Vintage.   Port is made from indigenous grapes, typically Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Cao. Port is a…

Pairing Some Holiday Cheer with Pastries and Chocolates from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Pairing Some Holiday Cheer with Pastries and Chocolates from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

 mywinepal  December 18, 2018

During the holidays many of us like to make, give and/or receive pastries and chocolates.  But what do we pair them with?  Tea or coffee?  Yes those are what most people do, but how about wine?  I took up that idea and visited Chef Hodge at Temper Chocolate & Pastry to get a sample of pastries and chocolates for me…

Lure cookbook by Ned Bell with Valerie Howes

Nourish Yourself With the Lure of Seafood and Road 13 Wines

 mywinepal  October 15, 2017

Cooking with local, healthy, sustainable ingredients should be a goal we all aspire.  Knowing where our food comes from and how it was harvested can help us make sustainable food choices.  For Chef Ned Bell, it has been a journey to learn about sustainability, first from the land to the plate, and now from what is in our oceans to…

C.C. Jentsch logo on bottle capsule

C.C. Jentsch Cellars on a Quest for Red and White

 mywinepal  December 18, 2016

Are you on a Quest or a Chase for something?  For wineries, it may be for the best expression of the grapes in the glass, showing off their terroir.  A light hand by the wine maker.  To me the light hand of the wine maker really comes out in the red wines from C. C. Jentsch Cellars. C. C. Jentsch…

Brockmann's Crunchetti chocolates and Truffini

Brockmann’s Chocolates – 30 Years of Making Canada Delicious

 mywinepal  December 12, 2016

Brockmann’s Chocolates Celebrates 30 Years in Canada  “Who is the Brockmann family?” They have been in Canada for 30 years making chocolates, and I don’t know about them.  But here they are; right underneath my nose! The Brockmann family has been creating delicious chocolate recipes for over 80 years, and is now celebrating 30 of those years of chocolate making in…

Cornucopia guide book

My First Two Days at Cornucopia 2015

 mywinepal  November 10, 2015

Cornucopia weekends are chock full of activities; tasting room events, like Cellar Door Grand Tasting, and seminars like “Stars of South Africa“.  I was able to attend these two events, and would like to share my experience with you, and maybe get you interested to sign up for this upcoming weekend at Cornucopia in Whistler. Cellar Door Grand Tasting What…