Category: vegan

Haywire Winery Gamay Rosé 2022 and Gamay 2022

Haywire Gamay and Gamay Rose To Enjoy TodayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 22, 2024  0 Comments on Haywire Gamay and Gamay Rose To Enjoy TodayPR SAMPLE 

Some wines are crafted to be aged years or decades before you can enjoy them, while others are made to be enjoyed now.  Especially when it is summertime and you can get outside and enjoy the fresh air.  I have two wines from BC’s Haywire Winery that fit the bill to enjoy now.  I have their Haywire Winery Gamay 2022…

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022: Quality from Okanagan Crush PadPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 13, 2024  0 Comments on Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022: Quality from Okanagan Crush PadPR SAMPLE 

These are the first wines that I’ve tasted from BC’s Garnet Valley Ranch, made by Okanagan Crush Pad, and I am greatly impressed with the quality. Garnet Valley Ranch is a certified organic site, home to vineyards, field crops, a lavender farm, a bustling beehive and a small winery and The Outlook visitor center.  The area is planted primarily with…

Five Chardonnay from around the world

Exploring Chardonnay: A Global Comparison

 mywinepal  June 21, 2024  0 Comments on Exploring Chardonnay: A Global Comparison

When I was in University many years ago, I purchased a bottle of Maison Louis Latour Chardonnay, that was on their entry-level scale.  That wine sparked my interest in French wine.  In some “New World” regions, Chardonnay has been more recently planted, while other locations have had Chardonnay vines for over 100 years.  Over time, through the wine trade’s many…

Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022

Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 15, 2024  0 Comments on Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

I’ve been talking about white and rosé wines lately, but we should not forget about enjoying red wines over the summary.  I have two Okanagan red wines from Haywire Wines to tell you about.  I received their Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Haywire Wines Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022 to review.  The grapes are organically grown and…

Haywire Winery King Family Vineyard Pinot Gris 2022 and Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2022

Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 5, 2024

If you are searching for a BC wine that is vegan-friendly, made using organically-grown grapes, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral vessels like stainless steel, amphora, and concrete, then you should try Okanagan’s Haywire Winery‘s wines.  I have two white wines to tell you about today from Haywire.  Their Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, are both 2022 vintage, made by…

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022 and Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020

Township 7 Benchmark Series NBO 2020 and Pinot Noir 2022 ReleasedPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 13, 2024

The releases of BC red wines are starting to come out.  I received these two red wines from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.  Both wines are from their Benchmark Series.  One is a Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot blend, their Benchmark Series Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020 and the other is their single varietal Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022….

Yalumba GEN Chardonnay 2022

Quick Review: Yalumba GEN Organic Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 22, 2024

People are more interested in purchasing organic wines.  In the past, these wines were viewed as more expensive, but the prices now do not show a premium price.  There are many organic wines in the $20 range.  One organic and vegan-friendly wine that I tasted is Australia’s Yalumba GEN Chardonnay 2022, coming from the “South Australia” region.   From the 2022…

Cantine Nicosia Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021

My First European Wine Review for 2024: Cantine Nicosia Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 12, 2024

My first review of a wine from Europe for 2024 is for Cantine Nicosia Grillo Sicilia DOC 2021, Italy, an organic and vegan wine made in Italy from the white Grillo grape. Grillo is a crossing of Catarratto and Moscato di Alessandria (Zibibbo) grapes.  According to Wikipedia, “Grillo, also known as Riddu and Rossese bianco, is a white Italian wine grape…

Township 7 Benchmark Series Fool's Gold Vineyard Viognier 2021 and Blasted Church Vineyards Viognier 2022

Viognier to Enjoy from BC’s Township 7 and Blasted Church VineyardsPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 17, 2023

Viognier is not a grape that you typically think of when you consider white wines in BC, but you should.  Although the grape originates from the northern Rhone Valley, which can get quite hot in the summer, the grape does well in our Okanagan Valley, which can have cooler and hotter vintages.  I have two Viognier wines from two separate…

Haywire Gamay Rosé 2021 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2021

Vegan-Friendly Haywire Gamay Rose and Pinot Noir 2021

 mywinepal  March 7, 2023

Here are two newly released wines from Haywire Winery in the Okanagan.  These two wines are made with the red grapes, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir, originally from Burgundy and Beaujolais respectively.  Lower tannin grapes and higher acidity typically with red fruit aromas and flavours.  Food-friendly wines.  Both are vegan-friendly wines. Let me tell you about them. My Wine Tasting Notes…