Category: Orange Wine

Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

My Video Interview With Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 15, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview With Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards at Taste Washington 2024

Have you heard of “orange” wine?  It is sometimes called “natural” wine and basically, it is a wine made from white grapes, like orange muscat or Pinot Gris, and is left with the skins intact, much like is done for red grapes, to get red wine.  But with white grapes, the skins can impart an orange colour, more texture and…

Kismet Safed 2008

A Few New BC Wines Released to Recommend

 mywinepal  November 18, 2023  2 Comments on A Few New BC Wines Released to Recommend

Last week I attended the Swirl Around BC wines event seminar, which was followed by wine tastings from a variety of BC wineries.  I decided to check on sparkling, rosé, and white wines leading up to the Holiday season.  Here are a few wines I thought were quite good and you may enjoy.  Remember with the winter cold snap affecting…

Lots of concrete tanks at Big Head Wines

Wandering in the Niagara Wine Region

 mywinepal  September 13, 2023

You may be wondering what happened to me as i typically post 3-4 wine articles a week.  I am in the Niagara region in southern Ontario to celebrate my birthday and to visit some wineries and taste their wines.  I have copious notes on the wines and probably tasted over 60 wines covering eight different wineries.  It will take me…

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Taste Washington – Some Delightful Wines to Enjoy

 mywinepal  March 24, 2023

It has been four years since I last attended Taste Washington in Seattle.  COVID shut down the event, but now Taste Washington is back and maybe even better.  This is the event where you can taste the wide variety of wines made across Washington state, without having to drive yourself.  Winery focus seems to have changed.  During my tasting time,…

Julian Shaver from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

Talking Orange Wine With Julian Shaver from Hard Row to Hoe at Taste Washington 2023

 mywinepal  March 18, 2023

Have you ever tried an “orange wine” before?  An orange wine is a wine made with white grapes that have extended skin contact like is done for red grapes to extract colour and tannins from those grapes.  While white grape skin does not have much colour to extract, you do get some orange colour plus tannins from the skins.  At…

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017 Finesse in a Glass

 mywinepal  December 4, 2021

I have two interesting finesse wines from Gerard Bertrand from the sunny south of France.  Gerard Bertrand’s Orange Gold 2020 is an organic wine made with a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac, Muscat, and Clairette with skin contact.  The other wine is the Gerard Bertrand An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017 a Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre red blend.  One…

Kettle Valley WInery Pinot Gris and Bouillabaisse at Seasider Bistro

How Would You Describe this Kettle Valley Winery Pinot Gris?

 mywinepal  July 30, 2021

During my vacation on the Sunshine Coast, I enjoyed a very nice dinner at Seasider Bistro in Powell River.  I had their Bouillabaisse and paired it with a glass of Kettle Valley Winery Pinot Gris 2019.  The pairing was very nice, but the wine made me wonder how to describe it. Pinot Gris grapes can take on a pinkish hue when…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

 mywinepal  December 25, 2017

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins and minerality in a red wine, or something else. Something that made the wine stand above the other wines.  Could…

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Come Ashore for 40 Knots Wine

 mywinepal  December 17, 2017

40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery is a short sailing trip if you want from Vancouver to Comox on Vancouver Island.  Once there you can meet Layne Robert Craig and Brenda Hetman, a husband and wife couple, who have started this winery, and done so with very specific goals.  They want to craft wines following biodynamic farming methods.  They do…

Tinhorn Creek’s Flagship Wine ‘The Creek’ and More

 mywinepal  August 30, 2017  1 Comment on Tinhorn Creek’s Flagship Wine ‘The Creek’ and More

Life is a journey, and for Sandra Oldfield, CEO and owner of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver, BC that applies perfectly for her new flagship wine, “The Creek”, as well as the process to reach this point. Sandra’s journey has been an evolution.  They didn’t know everything when they started.  Their flagship wine, The Creek, is named for Tinhorn Creek next…