Category: Vidal

Southbrook Vineyards building and signage

Visiting Southbrook Vineyards “Green” Vineyard and WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 12, 2023

Southbrook Vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region of Ontario undertakes biodynamic and organic vineyard agriculture, plus is LEED Gold Certified for their energy and environmental design in green buildings.  Southbrook is Canada’s first certified Organic and Biodynamic Winery.  They have everything from native meadows and a Monarch butterfly waystation to using lighter wine bottles to lower their carbon footprint.  I looked…

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A Chat With Renzo Monga From Escorihuela Gascon 1884 at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  June 17, 2023

One of the oldest wineries in Argentina is Escorihuela Gascón 1884.  I had a chance to talk with Renzo Monga, Export Director from Escorihuela Gascón 1884 during VanWineFest 2023 about the history of the winery plus he introduced me to one of their Malbec wines and a Limited Production Cabernet Sauvignon.  Enjoy our discussion.

Stag's Hollow Winery Tragically Vidal and Syrah Rose 2021

Two Stag’s Hollow Wines for My Easter Turkey Dinner

 mywinepal  April 18, 2022

What would you have with an Easter turkey dinner?  Probably a lightly oaked Chardonnay or maybe a Pinot Noir, or sparkling wine.  I decided to step outside of my go-to styles of wines for turkey dinner and to try a Vidal and a Syrah Rosé from BC’s Stag’s Hollow Winery.  You don’t often see Vidal offered as a still table…

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Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

 mywinepal  July 13, 2017

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson Shuswap?  I had a chance to go on a trip hosted by the Wines of BC to visit Lillooet and…

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Interviewing Wine Maker Bruce Nicholson from Inniskillin at VanWineFest 2017

 mywinepal  March 13, 2017

Who is Bruce Nicholson? Bruce Nicholson joined Inniskillin Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake as Wine maker on January 1, 2007, after working for 20 years in the Okanagan where he was the first wine maker, and then became the Senior Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate in British Columbia. Half of Bruce’s awards in 2012 were for ice wine.  Does he want to be…