Tag: Antica

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2017

 mywinepal  December 29, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous article on my top rated white, sparkling, and fortified wines for 2017, there were so many excellent wines that I tasted this year.  As I review the red wines that I’ve listed below, there are many wines from Italy, in part due to the many visits by Italian wineries to Vancouver this year.  From…

California Cabs and Chardonnay

California Cabs and Chardonnays to Please

 mywinepal  April 30, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay put California on the wine radar around the world.  Excellent growing conditions in Napa, Sonoma, and elsewhere in California produce excellent wines.  At the California Wine Fair I was able to taste many high quality wines.  You will still see oak showing up in some of my notes for the Chardonnay wines, but it is not…

California Wines

My California Wine Fair 2014 Picks

 mywinepal  April 28, 2014

Where in Vancouver can you taste wines from 114 different wineries across California?  At the California Wine Fair.  The 2014 Fair was last week and it did not disappoint, with sparkling, still and dessert wines for us to savour. And as an added benefit, proceeds to this event went to support the Arts Club Theatre, which is celebrating it’s 50th…

All My #VanWineFest 2013 Posts and Videos

 mywinepal  March 30, 2013

Wow, the Vancouver International Wine Festival was sure busy for me. I attended a dinner, a lunch, a seminar, and visited the Festival Tasting room 3 times. I was able to speak with many winery principals from California, which is always interesting. They can tell you background information about the winery or a particular wine they are pouring for you. Some…

My California Wine Picks from the #VanWineFest 2013

 mywinepal  March 21, 2013

California is one of the great wine regions of the world, in part due to the excellent climate and soils, and in part due to the willingness to experiment with different grape varieties and methods to produce the best quality wine.  At this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival I had an opportunity to speak with many California principals and winemakers,…