La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Two Certified Sustainable California Coastal Pinot Noir Wines

 mywinepal  April 29, 2024

California is a leader in sustainable wine growing.  According to California Certified Sustainable, 38% of California winegrape acres that they monitor are sustainable, and 188 Certified Wineries produce 202 million cases of wine (80% of California wine).  That is remarkable and commendable.  I have two bottles of Certified Sustainable Pinot Noir wines from California to review for you:  Cambria Estate…

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages AOC label

Take the Beaujolais Wine Quiz!

 mywinepal  April 27, 2024

Beaujolais wines have garnered immense popularity for their vibrant fruitiness and easy-drinking nature. Nestled just south of Burgundy in France, Beaujolais is often overlooked for its more famous neighbour. Beaujolais’ youthful exuberance pairs excellently with a variety of dishes, including charcuterie, roast chicken, and light pasta dishes. Beaujolais also complements classic French cuisine such as coq au vin and beef…

New Zealand Wine Credit.New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, Wairau River

In May, Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand and Celebrate New Zealand White Wine

 mywinepal  April 25, 2024

May is a big month for New Zealand white wines.  I received this press release from the New Zealand Wine Growers.  Also please note that they are asking for your help to get a white wine emoji to be created.  Right now there is only a red wine emoji.  Cheers. Press Release The theme of the month, Pour Yourself a Glass…

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

A Few Reasons to Buy BC Wines During BC Wine Month

 mywinepal  April 24, 2024

Don’t forget that April is BC Wine Month.  In case you have not purchased any BC wine yet, here are some compelling reasons why British Columbians should consider buying BC wines: 1. Economic Impact: The BC wine industry contributes $3.75 billion annually to British Columbia’s economy. By purchasing local wines, consumers directly support local businesses, jobs, and economic growth. 2….

Christian from Treveri Cellars

My Video Interview With Christian from Treveri Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 22, 2024

This was the last video interview I made during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington 2024.  Treveri Cellars makes organic sparkling wines and has been doing it for many years. While some wines are made with “traditional” sparkling wine grapes, like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they also venture out and make sparkling Gewurztraminer and Riesling. I tasted a glass of…

Brendan from Willow Wine Cellars

My Video Interview With Brendan from Willow Wine Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 19, 2024

I love to stumble across new wineries to me.  Willow Wine Cellars is a Garagista winery out of Underwood, WA.  Brendan and his wife, Tarnna, have been making wine out of their garage for 10 years.  He poured me a glass of their Albarino wine, noting that in Spain, Albarino is known as “The Wine of the Sea”.  It pairs…

Danny from Sagemoor

My Video Interview With Danny from Sagemoor Estates at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 17, 2024

I tasted two white Bordeaux blends at the Sagemoor Estates table during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington.  This is a wine made with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. Danny told me about the differences between the fermentation methods for these two wines and suggested what type of food to enjoy with each wine.  Both are tasty wines.  Pick up…

Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

My Video Interview With Julian from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 15, 2024

Have you heard of “orange” wine?  It is sometimes called “natural” wine and basically, it is a wine made from white grapes, like orange muscat or Pinot Gris, and is left with the skins intact, much like is done for red grapes, to get red wine.  But with white grapes, the skins can impart an orange colour, more texture and…

The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

Book Review: The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

 mywinepal  April 14, 2024

Geoffrey Finch, a Canadian born in Victoria, moved to Paris and has been sharing his passion for wine and gastronomy in France for over 40 years.  He operates a series of historic walks through Paris’s vineyards, both visible and open to the public, those closed to the public, and some open only for special occasions.  His love of wine led…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021 with wine in glass

Coastal Review: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 11, 2024

Around a month ago I received three bottles of Pinot Noir.  One was from Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021, while the other two were from California.  They are the La Crema Vineyard Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Pinot Noir 2022. I will taste each and compare my…