Category: port

BC Liquor Stores Celebrate 100 Years Anniversary

BC Liquor Stores The 100 Collection

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…

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

Very Old Tawny – Kingsman Edition

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…

How is the 2020 Harvest for Port Wine?

The Fladgate Partnership

I was fortunate to be invited to the Fladgate Partnership Virtual Press Trip with David Guimaraens to learn about the 2020 port wine harvest.  David is the head winemaker for the Flagdate Partnership that includes Fonseca, Taylor’s, and Croft Port. …

Special Masterclass Tasting at BC Liquor Store: The Fladgate Partnership Port

TAYLOR FLADGATE 1969 SINGLE HARVEST VERY OLD TAWNY PORT, 1968 SINGLE HARVEST VERY OLD TAWNY PORT, and TAYLOR FLADGATE 1966 SINGLE HARVEST VERY OLD TAWNY PORT

Are you a port lover, or want to learn about port?  Why not purchase a ticket to this Taylor Fladgate tasting at the Cambie and 39th BC Liquor Store on May 10, 2019.  Details are below. ~~~ Event: THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP…

Pairing Some Holiday Cheer with Pastries and Chocolates from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Pairing Some Holiday Cheer with Pastries and Chocolates from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

During the holidays many of us like to make, give and/or receive pastries and chocolates.  But what do we pair them with?  Tea or coffee?  Yes those are what most people do, but how about wine?  I took up that…

VanWineFest 2018 Media Preview Por Favor and Obrigado

40th Vancouver International Wine Festival

The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival starts on Feb 24, 2018.  What an amazing success, for the Festival to be bringing us wines from around the world to our doorstep, along with a winery principal!  There will be 1400+ wines…

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

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

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…

Say Olá to Adriano Ramos Pinto – Vinhos S.A. at VanWineFest 2018

Ramos Pinto logo

The History of the House of Ramos Pinto The House Ramos Pinto, in Portugal, was founded in 1880 and for several decades, its history has been marked by a balance between innovation and respect for tradition. In the production and…