Category: Valpolicella

Matteo Allegrini from Allegrini Estates

A Video Interview with Matteo Allegrini from Allegrini Estates at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 19, 2024

The wines from the Veneto region of Italy are still not as well-known as areas such as Chianti Classico in Tuscany but should be.  This region produces the Valpolicella range of wines which are very food friendly.  Watch my video interview with Matteo Allegrini from Allegrini Estates at VanWineFest 2024 as he tells us about the different wines that they…

Marica Bonomo from Monte del Fra

A Video Interview with Marica Bonomo from Monte del Fra at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 12, 2024

The Lake Garda region in Italy, on the western edge of the Veneto region, shares some of the same grape varieties as Valpolicella but is not as well known.  The region makes a tasty white wine blend, known as Custoza, and a red blend called Bardolino, plus a few other types of wines.  I was fortunate to interview winery owner,…

A selection of Italian red wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Red Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 7, 2024

On Friday during VanWineFest 2024, I spent my time in the International Festival Tasting Room, primarily tasting Italian red wines.  There was a great variety of wines from across the country and while I attempted to visit every table, that was an impossible task.  Here are the wines that I quite enjoyed.  If there are red wines you tasted at…

Galileo Wine & Spirits banner

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…

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

Test Your Knowledge of Veneto Wines of Italy With This Quiz

 mywinepal  January 28, 2024

Are you a wine lover who wants to test your knowledge of the Verona (Veneto) region of Italy? Verona is one of the most famous wine capitals in the world, producing a variety of top-quality wines from different grapes and terroir.  Both red and white wines. Take this fun 5-question quiz and see how much you know about Verona’s wines!

A Montresor vineyard (Image courtesy Vini Montresor)

Come Celebrate the Wines of Vini Montresor at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  January 10, 2024

If you are a lover of Valpolicella wines, then you should visit the table of Vini Montresor at VanWineFest 2024.  Here is some background on the winery, in their own words. About Vini Montresor In 1892 Giacomo Montresor founded the Giacomo Montresor Cellars, giving life to a production that, since then and until today, is an identity expression of its…

Monte del Fra Chiaretto di Bardolino, Ripasso Classico Superiore, and Amarone Classico Superiore

Taste the Wines Once Made by Monks via Monte del Fra at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  November 27, 2023

Wineries change hands over time, but you do not often hear of a winery with a vineyard going from monks to lay people.  Monte del Frà is one of those wineries and we are lucky to have the winery attending VanWineFest 2024.  Their wines are in our market already, but you can get a chance to speak with a winery…

Grandi Marchi wine tasting seminar

Italy’s Grandi Marchi Visits Vancouver 2023

 mywinepal  October 30, 2023

The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of eighteen winemaking families across Italy to promote the culture and commercialization of Italian high-quality wine on world markets.  All the wineries are family-owned, have been in operation for at least 25 years (some for centuries), own their estate vineyards, are innovators, and much more.  We had nine of the eighteen families visiting in Vancouver to…

Valpolicella Tasting

Valpolicella Ripasso Vino Per Favore!

 mywinepal  June 30, 2023

After attending the Valpolicella Masterclass, there was a walkabout tasting from these wineries where they offered different wines to enjoy.  In the Masterclass there were only Valpolicella DOC and Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG wines to taste.  As there were no Valpolicella Ripasso DOC in the Masterclass, I decided for the walkabout tasting that I would taste only these wines.  Valpolicella…

Valpolicella Returns Masterclass

A Valpolicella Wine Masterclass

 mywinepal  June 26, 2023

Valpolicella may not be as well-known to many wine lovers compared to Chianti Classico in Italy but deserves to be.  There are different levels of quality of Valpolicella wines to satisfy everybody’s palates.  I was fortunate to attend a Valpolicella Masterclass with Daenna Van Mulligen leading the class.  Following is information that I thought would be of interest to you followed…