Category: food and wine pairing

Cristiana Tiberio

Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

 mywinepal  May 17, 2024  0 Comments on Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

I was fortunate to be invited to taste the wines made by Cristiana Tiberio at a lunch seminar held at Pepino’s Spaghetti House on Commercial Drive. From the winery, “Agricola Tiberio is a family-owned estate, specializing in wines made from authentic Abruzzo native grape varieties. The story of Agricola Tiberio began in 2000 when Riccardo Tiberio purchased the eight-hectare plot…

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2021 and Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024  0 Comments on Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, June 16, 2024, are Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively. Did you know that Mother’s Day has its origins in the United States, where it was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, while the first Father’s Day was started by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd and was first…

Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer's Blend

Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 5, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

My first BBQ of 2024 was a few days ago. I grilled steak and opened a bottle of Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend red wine from Sonoma, California. It is a blend of 30% Petite Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 15% Teroldego, and 5% other reds. Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time…

Taste Washington The Grand Tasting food and wine

My Wine Selections from Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 2, 2024

Washington state has over 900 wineries.  That is amazing.  While our BC wineries are bound primarily to mountain valleys, Washington state has a large land area to the east of the Cascades mountain ranges, which is where many of Washington’s wineries are located.  But how can you try wines from so many wineries more easily?  One way is to attend…

Karl MyWinePal with Barone Ricasoli

32 Generations in Chianti Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 11, 2024

For VanWineFest 2024, I joined Barone Francesco Ricasoli from Tuscany for an unforgettable dinner featuring his Chianti Classico wines paired with traditional Tuscan fare prepared by the culinary team at Italian Kitchen.  The Barone provided us with background to his family winery as well as information about each wine.  He is the 32nd Barone of the family, living in the…

Frescobaldi dinner

Frescobaldi: A Tuscan Dynasty Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 2, 2024

My first winery dinner for VanWineFest 2024 was the Tuscan winery, Marchesi Frescobaldi.  This winery has extensive vineyard holdings across Tuscany and into Montalcino.  The Frescobaldi family has been making wine dating back 700 years and spanning over 30 generations. Today the Frescobaldi family owns 11 estates in Italy including 10 in Tuscany and distribute their wines in over 65…

Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut NV

Enjoy Prosecco Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 15, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Veneto region that produce Prosecco wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  Prosecco has been a growing segment of sparkling wine and wine in general. But what do you know about Prosecco?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Venteo region producing Prosecco that you can visit at the…

Ciabot Berton Barolo

Barolo Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 12, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Piedmont region that produce Barolo wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Piedmont region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Barolo Wines Barolo wine, often…

Wine and food celebration

The 2024 New Year Mixed Case Quiz

 mywinepal  January 6, 2024

Instead of starting the New Year with a quiz on one topic, I thought I’d give you a “mixed case” to savour.  There are questions about wine, spirits, and food pairing.  So you need to be a well-rounded epicurean.  Also, I will be posting quizzes this year every other week.  Have fun with this 5-question quiz.

Il Molino di Grace Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Il Molino di Grace’s Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 With PorchettaPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 6, 2023

If you prefer organic wines, and enjoy Chianti Classico, then you should try Il Molino di Grace‘s Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018.  If the name of the winery sounds familiar, it is because I posted an article about this winery visiting VanWineFest 2024.  My tasting notes below will give you an idea of the quality of their wines. …