Category: sparkling

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2020

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

This was a crazy year due to COVID, which limited my usual number of wine tastings, but when I checked through the wines, I realized that of the wines I did taste, many almost made my 5-star category.  These wines…

Give or Receive A Champagne Education for the Holidays

Enjoy Champagne

Granted, 2020 has been a terrible year due to COVID.  It has affected everyone around the world.  But a sparkle of optimism is on the way.  There are currently COVID vaccines that should be released shortly, which will be used…

Round 3 – Evolve Cellars Sparkling Wines Pairing With Cheese

Evolve Cellars Elan Effervescence, NV and Pink Effervescence, NV with a selection of cheeses

This is Round 3, and my final Round, of pairing up Evolve Cellars wines with a selection of cheeses for the holidays. This is my sparkling wine Round. How will bubbles affect the pairing with cheese? Again I have again…

Flavours of Italy at BC Government Liquor Stores

Flavours of Italy logo

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, together with BC Liquor Stores, is organizing during the month of October another edition of “Flavours of Italy – Celebrating Italian Classics”, an in-store promotion in selected BC Liquors Stores. This edition of “Flavours of…

Brasil, a Sparkling New World Seminar at Vinexpo New York

Brasilian stereotypes

The Vancouver International Wine Festival in 2021 host countries were slated to be from South America.  One of the countries, Brasil, is one that I have heard makes wine, but never had a chance to try.  With COVID, I understand…

What to Expect from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Harvest 2020?

Harvest in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene appellation (Picture courtesy Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG)

The grape harvest is about to start, or has started in the northern hemisphere and reports on the harvest should start to trickle out on media.  I received this press release about the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Harvest 2020.  Let’s…