Category: VQA

Upper Bench Winery and Creamery Chardonnay 2018 and Riesling 2020

Upper Bench Winery and Creamery Riesling or Chardonnay, Your Choice

 mywinepal  July 19, 2021  2 Comments on Upper Bench Winery and Creamery Riesling or Chardonnay, Your Choice

I have two white wines for you today. One is oaked and the other unoaked. The unoaked wine is Upper Bench Winery and Creamery Riesling 2020 while the oaked wine is Upper Bench Winery and Creamery Chardonnay 2018. There is quite a difference in colour. Whenever you see an oaked Chardonnay the colour tends to be a much deeper golden…

Okanagan Crush Pad free form Cabernet Franc Rosé and Cabernet Franc 2019

Let’s Compare Okanagan Crush Pad’s free form Cabernet Franc and Rosé Style Wines

 mywinepal  July 18, 2021

Have you ever wanted to compare a Red and a Rosé wine made by the same winery and the same vintage? What are the differences and similarities between the two wines? I had that chance with Okanagan Crush Pad free form Cabernet Franc 2019 and Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019. Both come from an organically farmed vineyard in Osoyoos. One thing…

Poplar Grove Lakeview Rosé 2020

Buy Poplar Grove Lakeview Rosé 2020 to Help the BCHF and Enjoy With BBQ

 mywinepal  July 15, 2021

Do you think that a Rose wine can pair with BBQ pork ribs, cornbread, and slaw? I put the Poplar Grove Lakeview Rosé 2020 to the test. It is a blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Malbec made in the Saignee method. As a reminder from my previous post, $2.50 from the sale of each bottle ($30 per case) will…

Gold Hill Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020 and Cabernet Franc 2016

2 Delicious Cabernet Franc Wines from Gold Hill Winery

 mywinepal  July 13, 2021

Expect the unexpected.  That is a good motto when you taste wine.  You don’t know sometimes if a wine will be OK to drink or if it will be exceptional, at any price point.  Today I opened two bottles from Gold Hill Winery.  One is their Cabernet Franc 2016 and the other is the Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020.  These wines…

Haywire Garnet Valley Ranch Pinot Noir 2018 and Narrative Malbec 2018

Two Concrete and Amphora Aged Red Wines, Pinot Noir and Malbec, from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  July 8, 2021

This summer has gone haywire with all the forest fires. I hope they get under control soon. But Haywire wine is something we can all enjoy now. I received a bottle of Okanagan Crush Pad‘s Haywire Garnet Valley Ranch Pinot Noir 2018 and their Narrative Malbec 2018 to review. Both are wines that age in concrete or clay amphora and…

Charles Baker Riesling 2019

Charles Baker Riesling 2019 in a Can!

 Anita Dorion  July 8, 2021

Charles Baker Riesling 2019 (ON $27.60 4 pack) Once in a blue moon, you just want a single serving of wine, it’s true but that’s exactly when gems like this Charles Baker Riesling come in handy. In association with Stratus, this Riesling is everything you want on a hot summer day it’s crisp, high acid and low alcohol; plus the…

Nostalgia Wines Pinot Gris and Chantilly Lace 2020

For Your Summer Pleasure, A Pinot Gris and A Frizzante Wine by Nostalgia Wines

 mywinepal  July 7, 2021

Reviewing wines when it is hot outside and then inside your home is difficult. But today I decided to open two white wines, one still and one sparkling from Nostalgia Wines from the Okanagan. I opened the Nostalgia Wines Pinot Gris 2020 and the Nostalgia Wines Chantilly Lace 2020, a blend of Kerner and Chardonnay made with the Frizzante sparkling…

By Chadsey Cairns Rubenesque Rosé

By Chadsey Cairns Rubenesque Rosé 2019

 Anita Dorion  July 5, 2021

By Chadsey Cairns Rubenesque Rosé 2019 (ON $) Another VQA beauty here By Chadsey Cairns Rubenesque Rosé 2019 – perfect with spicy foods, insightful yoga books, or a patio – take your pick! First off, the colour on this is striking. Made from Gamay Noir and Muscat Ottonel, this rosé has aromas of strawberries, rhubarb and lilacs. It has a…

Rosewood Estates Winery PTG 2020

Rosewood Estates Winery PTG 2020

 Anita Dorion  July 3, 2021

Rosewood Estates Winery PTG 2020 (ON $25) Rosewood Estates Winery does it again with this very chuggable red blend, PTG and it’s chillable too, which makes it perfect for the patio or a park hangout. (and lucky for us in Ontario, it’s finally the season for it.)  Notes of juicy raspberries, strawberries, red plums, tomato leaf, oregano, and sun-dried tomato…

Okanagan Crush Pad free form Vin Gris and Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019

Summertime and Two BC White Wines from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  June 28, 2021

It is so hot outside, I decided to open two bottles of white BC wine made by Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. The 2 bottles are 1. Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019 and 2. free form Vin Gris 2019. In case you have not heard about Vin Gris, it is a very light Rosé wine made from red grapes. This Vin…