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Celebrate Rocca delle Macie’s 50th Anniversary at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  November 20, 2023  0 Comments on Celebrate Rocca delle Macie’s 50th Anniversary at VanWineFest 2024

In June 2023 Rocca delle Macìe celebrated their winery’s 50th Anniversary.  Winery principals have attended VanWineFest in the past as well as other Italian wine events here in Vancouver.  I am looking forward to seeing them at VanWineFest 2024 and clinking a glass to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  Here is some information by Rocca delle Macìe about their 50 years…

Lamole di Lamole 2018 Lareale Riserva DOCG 2018 amd Marchesi Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

Two Chianti Classico Wines for BC Liquor Stores Celebration in AugustPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 11, 2023

Did you know that there will be a selection of great-value Chianti Classico wines will be featured in BC Liquor stores throughout the month of August?  There will also be a FREE consumer tasting at the 39th and Cambie Signature BCL Liquor Store on Friday, August 18th from 2:30 – 6:30pm.  As a peek into the aromas and flavours of…

Two Chianti Classico Wines from Rocca delle Macie

Tasting Two Chianti Classico Wines from Rocca delle Macie to Help Celebrate Tuscany at BCL

 mywinepal  July 25, 2023

This August, the BC Liquor (BCL) stores will celebrate Tuscany with displays of Chianti Classico wines in 30 BCL locations, as well as a consumer tasting at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store on Thursday, August 17th, 2023. In the meantime, I received a few Chianti Classico wines to taste and review for you. Today I opened two wines…

4 Chianti Classico wines

4 Chianti Classico Wines to Enjoy With Friends and Family

 mywinepal  June 19, 2023

Recently I arranged to get family and friends together to taste four Chianti Classico wines and try them with different flavours of pizza. At the end of tasting through the wines and enjoying the pizzas, I had the group of us, pick their favourite wine of the evening. Following are my tasting notes for the wines, sans decanting, followed by…


MyWinePal 2022 Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  December 26, 2022

A whole year has passed since my 2021 Wine Quiz, which was related to wines, wineries, and winemakers I was able to interact with and write about on  Here is my 3rd Annual 2022 Wine Quiz.  There are 10 questions gleaned from my articles this year. I hope you enjoy it!

A selection of Antinori Estates wines

A Tasting Through the Antinori Estates Wines

 mywinepal  November 18, 2022

It is not every day that you get invited to a portfolio tasting of wines from Italy’s Antinori Estates.  Many of you have probably heard of their most famous wine, Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT, a Super Tuscan, that helped lead the way to blend in International grape varieties, e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with Italy’s Sangiovese grape in Tuscany….

The Global Cru flight of wines

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

 mywinepal  May 27, 2022

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines…

A selection of Old World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My Old World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 24, 2022

It’s been two years since we last tasted wines from around the world at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  During COVID grapevines produced grapes and wine was made but may have been a little harder than normal to get workers in the vineyard and in the winery.  Below are my Old World wine selections.  Most of the vintages are 2020…

PRESIDENTE FRANCESCO MAZZEI (credits Federico Giussani)

DOC Maremma Toscana Will Be The First Among Tuscan PDOS To Use A Bi-Varietal Label Claim

 mywinepal  January 10, 2021

In North America we are accustomed to see one or more grape varieties on the wine bottle label.  But this is not the case everywhere in the world.  Take in case, the Tuscany region of Italy.  I received this press release that noted that the DOC Maremma Toscana is the first to be permitted to use a bi-varietal label on…

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 11, 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?  The term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, but the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the topic of “cru”.  What it is and how it is expressed.  We…