Category: Germany

Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2019 wine label

Eins, Zwei, Try to Answer This German Wine Label Quiz

 mywinepal  December 16, 2023

Delving into the terms on German wine labels is a key endeavour for anyone eager to explore the diverse and nuanced world of German wines. German wine labels are replete with terms that provide invaluable insights into the origin, grape variety, and style of the wine. Familiarity with designations such as Qualitätswein, Prädikatswein, Trocken, and Auslese is paramount for making…

Riesling grapes (Image courtesy Wikipedia)

Are You an Expert on Riesling Wines from Around the World? Try This Quiz.

 mywinepal  August 20, 2023

The Riesling grape, originating in the Rhine region of Germany, carries a legacy that spans centuries. Its journey across the world has resulted in an intriguing juxtaposition between Old World and New World expressions. In Germany and Alsace, the grape showcases its classic charm, producing wines with delicate floral aromas, racy acidity, and a pronounced mineral character. In contrast, New…

Top Drop Vancouver

My Top Drop Picks From Top Drop Canada 2023

 mywinepal  May 29, 2023

I enjoy attending the Top Drop Canada wine tasting each year.  It is probably my second favourite event after the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  If you have not heard of Top Drop before, the organizers describe it as “Top Drop’s focus and mandate is providing a platform for terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. We believe in the…

Riesling grapes (Image courtesy Wikipedia)

The German Wine Classification System and International Riesling Day

 mywinepal  March 13, 2023

In celebration of International Riesling Day on March 13, I thought I would talk about the wine classification system of Germany, as many quality Riesling wines come from Germany and these wines are held as benchmarks for the rest of the world. The German wine classification system is divided into four levels. Tafelwein is the lowest level of the German…

A selection of Old World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My Old World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 24, 2022

It’s been two years since we last tasted wines from around the world at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  During COVID grapevines produced grapes and wine was made but may have been a little harder than normal to get workers in the vineyard and in the winery.  Below are my Old World wine selections.  Most of the vintages are 2020…

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MyWinePal’s 2020 Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  December 25, 2020

Do you enjoy quizzes about wine?  I’ve made one here for you, using material from my articles this year.  So if you can’t figure out the answer to a question, open up a second tab in your browser with and search my articles to find the answer.  Have fun and cheers!

Oops Carmenere 2018, My Karp Off Dry Riesling 2018, and Robin Ridge Cabernet Franc - Merlot 2016 wines

BC, German, and Chilean Wines all Together

 mywinepal  September 4, 2020

Today I have 3 seemingly unrelated wines, and they are.  Sometimes when you are tasting wines for review, you have single bottles and no pairing with other related wines.  So today is a bit of a mix of wines.  One is a BC wine, another from Germany, and the third from Chile.  Grapes are Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Riesling, and Carmenere. …

Monte Creek Ranch Chardonnay and Riesling 2018

France and Germany Meet at Monte Creek Ranch

 mywinepal  July 23, 2020

Chardonnay and Riesling are noble variety grapes from France, most notably from Burgundy, and from Germany respectively.  There has always been a rivalry between people that like one or the other better.  Chardonnay comes in a variety of styles from oaked or unoaked and different array of fruit flavours from citrus to stone fruits to tropical fruits depends on how…