Category: Trebbiano

Cristiana Tiberio

Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

 mywinepal  May 17, 2024  0 Comments on Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

I was fortunate to be invited to taste the wines made by Cristiana Tiberio at a lunch seminar held at Pepino’s Spaghetti House on Commercial Drive. From the winery, “Agricola Tiberio is a family-owned estate, specializing in wines made from authentic Abruzzo native grape varieties. The story of Agricola Tiberio began in 2000 when Riccardo Tiberio purchased the eight-hectare plot…

Christian Ridolfi from Cantina Santi at VanWineFest 2024

A Video Interview with Christian Ridolfi from Cantina Santi at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 15, 2024

I enjoy interviewing winery principals during VanWineFest every year.  This year, I tasted the wine Santi Lugana Folar 2021 by Cantina Santi from the Lake Garda region in Northeastern Italy.  It is a white wine made with Trebbiano di Lugana grapes.  This wine is not well-known but has refreshing acidity, minerality, and stone fruit flavours, which make this type of…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  February 5, 2024

If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Casale del Giglio winery and cellar

Welcome Casale del Giglio to VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  December 11, 2023

Have you heard of Casale del Giglio?  They are an iconic brand located 50km south of Rome that is well known in Rome and Lazio and will be attending VanWineFest 2024.  Of interest is that they are working with the almost forgotten indigenous vines of Lazio.  Below are some questions and answers I received from Elise Rialland at Casale del Giglio.  I’ve tasted their…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Character White and Old Vine Trebbiano 2022

Hester Creek Character White and Old Vine Trebbiano 2022

 mywinepal  June 22, 2023

Did you know that Hester Creek Estate Winery celebrates 55 years in business this year?  That is quite a feat and offers them some of the oldest vines in British Columbia.  I have two wines for you from Hester Creek.  One is their Old Vine Trebbiano 2022 and the other is their Character White 2022, a blend of 67% Pinot…

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My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

 mywinepal  January 5, 2020  2 Comments on My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

Tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival events sell very quickly and you can miss out on some great events.  All Festival events are very good but depend on what you are interested in doing, like attending a dinner, a seminar, or a mingler.  I thought I’d give you my suggestions, based on my interests in seminars and dinners primarily,…

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

 mywinepal  October 28, 2019

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from indigenous grapes that smell and taste different from the other vitis vinifera that is now so common around the world. …

Vin Santo bottles on ice

Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

 mywinepal  June 11, 2019

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a rosé style known as “Occhio di Pernice” or eye of the partridge. The wines may also be described as straw…