Category: portugal

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…

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?¬† The term ‚ÄúCru‚ÄĚ is most often used for the French classification system, but the ‚ÄúCru‚ÄĚ concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during…

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 Ros√© 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¬†Ros√© sparkling wine bottle is probably very familiar to my parent’s…

My Portuguese Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Portugal flag

Portugal is more than just port wine. ¬†That is where most people‚Äôs experience with Portuguese wines may have started and stopped, but Portuguese wines are so much more. ¬†I quite enjoy the red and white blends from Portugal. They are…

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…

VanWineFest 2018 Vine Stars from Portugal, Spain and More!

One of the things I really enjoy about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is the ability to talk to wine makers and/or winery owners about their vineyards, their harvest, and their wines.¬† It makes tasting the wine so much more…