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Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2022 and Pewsey Vale Estate Eden Valley Riesling 2022

Is Australian Viognier or Riesling in Your Summer Plans?PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 23, 2024  0 Comments on Is Australian Viognier or Riesling in Your Summer Plans?PR SAMPLE 

Victoria Day has just passed in Canada and is known as our unofficial kick-off to summer.  For your summer wine enjoyment, you may lean toward white wines.  I have two white wines for you from Australia;  The Pewsey Vale Estate Eden Valley Riesling 2022 which is fermented in stainless steel and the Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2022 which has…

Sparkling Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé, NV

Try Tasmanian Sparkling Wine: Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé, NVPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 23, 2024

Sparkling wine is made in both the northern and southern hemispheres, but the ones made in the southern hemisphere may be a bit more special. The grapes for sparkling wines are harvested around Valentine’s Day, so maybe there is more love in those wines? I have a bottle of sparkling Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé to taste for you made with…


Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

 mywinepal  January 24, 2024

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, beginning on February 10th, 2024 (Chinese New Year) and concluding on January 28th, 2025.  “In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honour, luck, and success. Consequently, 2024 is forecast to bring about opportunities, changes, and…

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…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Yalumba GEN Viognier 2022 and GEN Shiraz 2022

Yalumba’s GEN Organic Shiraz and Viognier 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 3, 2023

I have been watching and tasting Yalumba‘s organic tier of wines for a few years.  This year, I noticed “GEN” on the label. From the 2022 vintage, all Yalumba GEN wines will be Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) certified. Yalumba GEN is 100% certified organic (by Australian Certified Organic) meaning they use no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides in their vineyard…

Karl MyWinePal with Vasse Felix's winemaker Virginia Willcock

Australia’s Vasse Felix Winemaker Visits VancouverPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 23, 2023

Margaret River in Southwestern Australia is a geologically historic land that produces Chardonnay wines which have been compared to Burgundy in quality. I was fortunate to have a tasting in Vancouver with Vasse Felix‘s winemaker Virginia Willcock.  Vasse Felix has been making wine in the Margaret River area since 1967, since the winery’s established by Dr. Thomas Brendan Cullity.  Cabernet…

Penfolds Grange

Iconic Wines – Penfolds Grange Quiz

 mywinepal  October 21, 2023

Penfolds Grange, often referred to simply as “Grange,” is an iconic Australian wine that has earned its esteemed reputation through a rich and storied history. The roots of Grange can be traced back to the early 1950s, and are a blend of red grapes (I’m not going to tell you which ones, as that is a quiz question). The result…

Tyrrell's Wines Lost Block Aged Release Semillon 1997 and Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Summit Reserve Chardonnay 2004 wines

A Peek into the Past With Aged White Wines from BC and Australia

 mywinepal  August 24, 2023

Do you collect wines?  Sometimes a few bottles get pushed to the bottom and you forget about them till one day, several years later, you are searching for a wine and you rediscover these aged bottles of wine.  That did not happen to me, but I do age my wines and sometimes try to save some for a special occasion. …

Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley, Barossa Valley, Chile, and South Africa

How Well Do You Know Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  August 12, 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon is the King of single-varietal red wines.  The robust body, coupled with its signature notes of black currant, black cherries, plum, and cedar, creates a sensory journey that is both powerful and refined. Its ability to age with grace only adds to its majesty, as tannins soften and intricate layers unfurl, revealing the true artistry of winemaking. It…