Category: Vancouver Island

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…

Ortega and an Aromatic White Blend from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Ortega and Q White 2019 wines

Have you ever heard of the Ortega grape? Did you know that Ortega is a cross between Siegerrebe and Müller-Thurgau?  And did you know that you can try Ortega wine from Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan, BC?  Vancouver Island…

Alsace and the Rhone Valley Represented by Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines Pinot Gris and Marsanne 2017

Today I’m tasting two white grape varieties from Alsace and from the Rhone Valley, but grown in BC!  Church & State Wines grows both Pinot Gris (Alsace) and Marsanne (Rhone) grapes.  And have done them very well.  Church & State…