Category: Syrah

French Door Estate Winery's héritage French Blend 2020

Try French Door Estate Winery heritage French Red Blend 2020, C’est Magnifique!PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 31, 2023  0 Comments on Try French Door Estate Winery heritage French Red Blend 2020, C’est Magnifique!PR SAMPLE 

Pascal Madevon, a Bordeaux-trained winemaker who now calls BC home, brings his skills to make a magnificent red blend wine for the Okanagan’s French Door Estate Winery. The winery was founded in 2019 and is already producing impressive wines.  I received a bottle of French Door Estate Winery’s héritage French Blend 2020, which contains just about every major red Bordeaux…

TIME Family of Wines Chronos Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

It’s TIME to Enjoy Chronos Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah 2020

 mywinepal  August 7, 2023

We are halfway through the summer holidays if you have children in school, but we still have this month of August to enjoy being outside and having a bbq.  Here are two wines that would go nicely with a bbq from TIME Family of Wines, although these two wines are smooth enough that you could enjoy them with less heavy…

Chronos Rose 2022 with Grilled Pork Chop Pairing

Chronos Rose 2022 with Grilled Pork Chop Pairing for a Summer Dinner

 mywinepal  July 6, 2023

Summer is shining bright and hot in BC at the moment. Chilled white wines or rose wines seem appropriate. Nothing too heavy to weigh us down. Fresh fruits and bright acidity are what I look for in a wine at this time. With the summer heat, I decided to marinate pork chops and then open a bottle of TIME Family…

Wine of Portugal Masterclass

The Portugal Wine Experience Masterclass, Always Something to Learn

 mywinepal  June 12, 2023

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Portugal Wine Experience masterclass led by Eugénio Jardim, US Brand Ambassador for Wines of Portugal. Following is what we covered with Eugénio followed by my wine-tasting notes for the flight of wines he had prepared for us. Eugénio Jardim’s Masterclass Did you know that Portugal is the closest European country to…

Hester Creek Syrah 2020 and Character Red 2021

Two BC Hester Creek Red Wines for Winter or Spring Enjoyment

 mywinepal  May 11, 2023

While it is transitioning to spring in Vancouver, we can still enjoy big red wines with hearty meals as well as start the bbq and have red wines with our grilled meats as well. I have two red wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery that will fit the bill. I opened the Hester Creek Syrah 2020 and the Hester Creek…

Defining the Root of BC Terroir masterclass

Defining the Root of BC Terroir Masterclass at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 1, 2023

To start off the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I attended this masterclass which featured 11 British Columbia wines from across the province, “Defining the Root of BC Terroir“.  Our panellists, the winemakers at the wineries, discussed the unique growing conditions of their vineyard and terroir of the area. There was also some discussion on what BC winegrowers are doing in…

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A Selection of Red Wine Gems From the Northwest Wine Expedition 2023

 mywinepal  April 26, 2023

There are so many excellent wines from our neighbours directly to the south of us in Washington and Oregon.  As I mentioned in my previous article on Sparkling and White Wines from the Northwest Wine Expedition 2023, I would cover my red wine gems in this article. There were more than 30 wineries from Washington and Oregon showing off their wines for…

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

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Taste Washington – Some Delightful Wines to Enjoy

 mywinepal  March 24, 2023

It has been four years since I last attended Taste Washington in Seattle.  COVID shut down the event, but now Taste Washington is back and maybe even better.  This is the event where you can taste the wide variety of wines made across Washington state, without having to drive yourself.  Winery focus seems to have changed.  During my tasting time,…

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Magnolias Rosé 2021 and The Connaught 2020, Similkameen Valley

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Magnolias Rose and The Connaught Syrah to Enjoy

 mywinepal  March 21, 2023

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery in Abbotsford continues to produce top-quality limited-production wines.  The two wines I tasted, their Magnolias Rosé 2021 and The Connaught Syrah 2020, continue with this tradition.  Let me tell you about them.  My Wine Tasting Notes Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Magnolias Rosé 2021 (for Club Members only) The magnolias label celebrates the blooms of this tree…