Category: port

Take My Port Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  September 16, 2023

In recent history, Port wine has continued to captivate wine enthusiasts around the world with its rich and diverse offerings. While originating in Portugal, Port enjoys a global following. Its appeal extends beyond age, gender, or nationality, making it a cherished beverage among a wide range of people. Connoisseurs appreciate its complexity, often savouring it as a dessert wine or…

Cheese plate with wines

Welcome National Cheese Day on June 4 Plus Some Wine Pairings

 mywinepal  June 1, 2023

Let’s welcome National Cheese Day happening on June 4, a celebration of one of the most beloved and diverse food items around the world. On this special day, cheese enthusiasts come together to honour the rich history and flavours of this delectable dairy product. Dating back thousands of years, cheese-making techniques have evolved and given rise to countless varieties, each…

Douro (c) Wines of Portugal

Port Wine History and 20 Port Cocktails

 mywinepal  February 26, 2023

Sipping a glass of port by the fireplace during our cold winter season is probably what many people think about port.  It is enjoyable, but did you know that you can also make cocktails using port wine?  Let me give you a bit of background about port wine (there are many styles) and then lead you into port cocktails. About…

FIFA World Cup

Wines to Celebrate the FIFA World Cup 2022 Winner

 mywinepal  December 9, 2022

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is in the knock-out round.  Already we have the Netherlands and Brasil out of the contest.  The teams left to play are Morocco, Portugal, England, France, Argentina, and Croatia.  All these countries make wine as well as footballers.  So which wine would you drink to celebrate if one of these countries wins?  I would suggest…

A selection of sparkling wines for the holidays

Sparkling and Fortified Wines for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 16, 2022

The holiday season will soon be upon us.  When I turned on a local FM radio station today they were already playing Christmas songs.  It’s time to start stocking up on wines to celebrate with friends and family.  Sparkling wines are often associated with the holidays.  For some people, a nice fortified wine, like a port wine is also appreciated…

Douro region in Portugal

MyWinePal’s Wine Destination Travel Bucket List

 mywinepal  December 30, 2021

Wanderlust.  We must all have it after staying in our homes for the past two years due to COVID.  Maybe venturing out to a nearby city or town within a day’s driving distance, but not getting on an airplane and going where your heart desires.  I love wine, and I enjoy going to wine regions around the world, meeting winemakers…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s 5 Star Rated Wines for 2021

 mywinepal  December 20, 2021

This year, a full year of COVID around us has kept wine tasting to a minimum.  In previous years, I am grateful to be able to attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival where I find many top, five-star wines.  I only attended two Trade tastings, two wine tasting events at Cornucopia, and a few winery tastings on my trip to…

BC Liquor Stores The 100 Collection

BC Liquor Stores Celebrate 100 Years Anniversary

 mywinepal  March 20, 2021

To celebrate BC Liquor Stores’ 100th year anniversary, a collection of rare, premium, collectible wines and spirits will be released on March 13, 2021, at participating Stores.  The collection features many top-rated wines, along with a selection of classics from the finest wine regions of the world. For spirits, BC Liquor Stores will feature whiskies from the most iconic distilleries in…

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2016 and Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve Port wines

Two Tasty Value-Priced Ports from Taylor Fladgate

 mywinepal  March 5, 2021

In the midst of Winter with the darkness and cold outside, it is nice to enjoy comfort from a glass or two of port wine. I have two port wines to review for you from Taylor Fladgate. Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port 2016 and Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve Port.  Port is made from indigenous grapes, typically Touriga Nacional,…

Very Old Tawny – Kingsman Edition

An Honour to Taste Taylor Fladgate Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition

 mywinepal  February 11, 2021

Did you know that during wartime in the past that Port wine was supplied to British armies and that Port was considered essential for soldiers’ morale?  One of the largest supplier of port to the soldiers was Taylor Fladgate.  It is with that in mind that the idea for a rare, Port wine Kingsman edition, was born between Taylor Fladgate…