Category: portugal

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. …

Can You Solve this Puzzle about The GLOBAL CRU from VanWineFest 2020?

The Global Cru at VanWineFest 2020 wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 had a GLOBAL CRU Seminar where top wineries from around the world discussed what is meant by “CRU”.  Help put this puzzle together.  There are lots of red wines to make the puzzle challenging. …

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…

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…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.  Fortunately,…

It’s Coming Around Again, Mateus Rosé Wine

Mateus The Original Rose wine close up

It’s like Carly Simon says if you are willing to play the game, its “Coming Around Again”. This time I’m talking about Mateus sparkling wine from Portugal. The oval dark green Mateus Rosé sparkling wine bottle is probably very familiar to my parent’s…