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More Quality Wines from VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 4, 2023

In my previous article, I talked about the top wines that I tasted at the International Festival Tasting Room during VanWineFest 2023.  Those were wines that are in my 4.5 – 5 star range. But as I checked my notes, I saw that I had many enjoyable wines in the 4 – 4.5 star range.  Below are my tasting notes…

Singletree Winery Merryfield 2016 and Masottina Rosé Brut Prosecco sparkling wines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sparkling Wine

 mywinepal  February 7, 2023

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly.  Sparkling wine is always a nice treat on this special day.  I have two sparkling wines that I tasted that I think you would enjoy.  BC’s Singletree Winery offers their Traditional Method sparkling wine, Merryfield 2016.  Merryfield is made from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir grapes.  The wine spends 24 months on its…

Simone Nalesso from Villa Sandi at VanWineFest 2022

A Video Interview with Villa Sandi at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  May 29, 2022

During the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022, in the International Festival Tasting room, part of the time I spent interviewing winery principals from BC and around the world.  The first person I interviewed was Simone Nalesso, Export Area Manager, from Villa Sandi, a very well-known Italian winery making Prosecco.  Simone spilled a secret about how they produce their Prosecco.  Here…

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…

Top Drop Vancouver

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

 mywinepal  May 8, 2022

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and status in order for them to be invited so that you know you are going to enjoy premium wines. Yes,…

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. masterclass

Attending a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Masterclass

 mywinepal  February 25, 2022

Today was the best way to start my first Trade Tasting for 2022; a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Masterclass led by wine writer, educator, judge and speaker Michaela Morris, DipWSET, VIA Certified Italian Wine Expert.  We had 8 Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. to taste at different levels of dryness.  But before we tasted these wines Michaela provided us with some…

Sparkling wine fruit and bread (Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels)

9 Sparkling Wines to Try For Valentine’s Day 2020

 mywinepal  February 7, 2020

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.  Sharing a bottle of sparkling wine with your significant other over a nice meal is always a nice way to go.  Here is a list of 9 sparkling wines that I tasted over the past year that are in the BC market (or available across the border) that I thought you may like to…

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

 mywinepal  October 28, 2019

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from indigenous grapes that smell and taste different from the other vitis vinifera that is now so common around the world. …

Some recommended wines from around the world at VanWineFest 2019

My Favourite Dozen Wines Sans California at VanWineFest 2019

 mywinepal  March 16, 2019

Most of the excitement about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is with the theme country or region; California for this year.  But, we should not shy from visiting the rest of the Tasting Room and try wines from other parts of the world, as well as Canada.  Below are a dozen wines that I enjoyed and recommend for you to…