Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Viña Chocalán Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

A Chilean Red and White Wine by Vina Chocalan for Your Summer PleasurePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 10, 2024  0 Comments on A Chilean Red and White Wine by Vina Chocalan for Your Summer PleasurePR SAMPLE 

One of the newer winemaking families in Chile is the Toro family located in the Maipo and the San Antonio Valley.  They bought their first vineyard in 1998 and made their first wine in 2001 under the label Viña Chocalán. Chocalán is the indigenous word for the yellow blossoms from a shrub that blooms in the area. I received two…

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Exploring the Distinctions Between Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Wines in BC and New ZealandPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 20, 2024  0 Comments on Exploring the Distinctions Between Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Wines in BC and New ZealandPR SAMPLE 

Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand and British Columbia have a similar history with the growth in quality Vitis Vinifera wine production.  I will concentrate on the Marlborough region of New Zealand and the Okanagan Valley primarily plus the Similkameen for BC for this post. Vitis Vinifera grapes were first planted experimentally in the mid-1970s in BC…

New Zealand Wine Credit.New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, Wairau River

In May, Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand and Celebrate New Zealand White Wine

 mywinepal  April 25, 2024

May is a big month for New Zealand white wines.  I received this press release from the New Zealand Wine Growers.  Also please note that they are asking for your help to get a white wine emoji to be created.  Right now there is only a red wine emoji.  Cheers. Press Release The theme of the month, Pour Yourself a Glass…

Danny from Sagemoor

My Video Interview With Danny from Sagemoor Estates at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 17, 2024

I tasted two white Bordeaux blends at the Sagemoor Estates table during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington.  This is a wine made with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. Danny told me about the differences between the fermentation methods for these two wines and suggested what type of food to enjoy with each wine.  Both are tasty wines.  Pick up…

Easter dinner

A Few BC Wine Suggestions for Easter 2024 Dinner

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

For Easter dinner featuring roast turkey or roast ham with mashed potatoes and vegetables, selecting wine varietals that complement the flavours of these classic dishes is key. For red wine enthusiasts, Pinot Noir would be an excellent choice. With its bright acidity and delicate red fruit flavours, it would pair well with the savouriness of turkey or ham. The soft…

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Quick Review: Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

 Yvonne Lorkin  December 10, 2023

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (NZ $32) How excellent that the team at Whitehaven have chosen to launch their new Single Vineyard series with the release of a shiny new barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc. Fruit from their Paul’s Road vineyard has been wild fermented and aged for 13 months in old French Oak puncheons before being bottled…

Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Try Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 7, 2023

With all the pressures caused by winter weather freezing vines reducing the grape harvest this year and forest fires over the past several years, our BC wineries need your support.  I have two wines, one white and one red, from BC’s Blasted Church Vineyards to review for you.  Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 is a white Bordeaux blend. …

An oak fermentation vessel with Bee logo from Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery

Bee Impressed with Ontario’s Rosewood Estate Winery & MeaderyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 9, 2023

I received recommendations from a friend to visit Rosewood Winery & Meadery while I was visiting the Niagara region.  I was curious to attend, in part because I had not tried mead.  This winery, started in 2000, is owned by the Roman family and originated from Ukraine.  They are also the only winery in Ontario with a license to produce…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Rosé and Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Two Expressive BC Wines To Entice Your PalatePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 2, 2023

Today I decided to pull two bottles that I received from two different wineries.  Not because they were the same grape variety or style, but because I enjoy the wines from these wineries and I was interested to taste these two wines.  Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing white wine with bright acidity.  Rosé wines as well can also be, but…

Township 7 Provenance Series Rosé 2022 and Provenance Series Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Keep Summer in Mind with Township 7 Provenance Series Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 6, 2023

Yes, it is still summer, even though the calendar says September.  We can keep a summer mindset by drinking fresh crisp wines, like these two BC wines from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.  I received their Township 7 Provenance Series Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and their Provenance Series Rosé 2022 to taste and review for you. Both wines are under screwcap…