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IVSA Jan 2023

The First IVSA Trade Tasting for 2023 – My Wine Picks

 mywinepal  February 2, 2023  2 Comments on The First IVSA Trade Tasting for 2023 – My Wine Picks

This week we had our first Trade tasting of new wines or new vintages of wines, plus spirits with the IVSA.  I decided to concentrate on white and sparkling wines for this event, as I had a shorter time to taste that day.  Below are some of the wines that I enjoyed and hope you will find them soon, if…

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

 mywinepal  August 15, 2017

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and more.  My notes are not as detailed as notes I make from my structured tastings at home, but should give…

The School of Cool tasting sheet

The School of Cool: Soil Smackdown at i4C

 mywinepal  August 7, 2017

Vines grow in soil.  The roots reach deep and bring in water and nutrients.  Soil matters, but how much, and is there a best soil type for Chardonnay? Are there particular flavours and aromas that can be associated with different soil types? This School of Cool seminar at the i4C, has set out to discuss, but not necessarily definitively answer…

I4C-2016 School of Cool

The i4C+ Celebration You Should Not Miss: Wineries and Wines

 mywinepal  July 10, 2017

At the i4C+ Celebration on July 21-23, 2017 there will be 59 cool climate chardonnay producers; 25 wineries from Ontario and 34 from around the world.  There will be 2 wineries from BC too.  And as I mentioned in my previous article on the i4C+ Celebration, while the focus is Chardonnay there will also be Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cab Franc,…

My March 2013 IVSA Wine Picks

 mywinepal  April 13, 2013

I look forward to the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) Trade tasting.  You get to try the new wines, liquor, and beer coming into the BC market, and be the first to tell you what to search out in your local wine shop, or BC government liquor store.  With the latest IVSA, here are my picks.  I hope you…

An Excellent Portfolio Tasting with Select Wines & Spirits

 mywinepal  September 17, 2012

I was happy to be invited for the second year in a row to the Select Wines & Spirits’ Annual Portfolio Tasting, held at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.  Last year I found several gems that I passed along to you, and you will read about my latest wine recommendations.  You may want to compare to my last year’s…