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Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

Fort Berens award

Fort Berens Estate Winery #3 Small Winery in Canada

 mywinepal  August 5, 2022

I’ve been telling my readers about Lillooet and Fort Berens Estate Winery for many years.  Excellent wines.  Now they have a new batch of awards from WineAlign’s latest competition.  Here is the press release from Fort Berens.  Go out and buy their wines. ~~~ LILLOOET, BC – The good news for Lillooet’s Fort Berens Estate Winery came in over several…

Wine Align 2022 Awards

Canadian WineAlign Awards for 2022

 mywinepal  July 29, 2022

We all like to receive awards.  Knowing that we are good, or the best at something.  Fastest runner at the 100-yard dash, smartest in math, etc. when we are in school.  Then industry awards when we go to work.  There are many wine awards around the world, but for Canadian wineries, being recognized by a local agency, like WineAlign, means…

Barry Benson from R&B Brewing sm (credit Brian K Smith)

Vancouver’s R&B Brewing Tapped as BC Ale Trail’s ‘Best Brewery Experience’ for 2021

 mywinepal  October 13, 2021

Have you ever tried craft beer from Vancouver’s R&B Brewing?  If you haven’t, this announcement about them, they were just awarded the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience Award for 2021. Read the press release about this award, and consider trying R&B Brewing’s beers. ~~~ October 12, 2021 (Vancouver, BC): The beer-drinking people have spoken. After counting more than 18,831 votes…

Tutto Restaurant & Bar

Award-winning Restaurant Tutto Brings The Best of Italy to Vancouver and Introduces New Culinary Leadership

 mywinepal  September 23, 2021

Here is another reason for you to visit Yaletown.  Visit Tutto Restaurant & Bar and see why they won Best New Restaurant and more at Georgia Straight’s 24th Annual Golden Plate Awards for 2021!  The press release is below. ~~~ Vancouver, BC (September 23, 2021) – Tutto Restaurant & Bar celebrates several wins with Georgia Straight’s Annual Golden Plates award and announces the appointment of Omar…

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and his Medal of the Ordre du Merite Agricole

Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia Knighted by Government of France

 mywinepal  August 19, 2021

What an honour for Provence Marinaside Owner and Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia to be knighted by the Government of France in an award ceremony this week (Aug 18/21) at the restaurant. We all knew his dishes were excellent and we now have the culinary country of the world, France, also acknowledging Executive Chef Quaglia’s skills.  Here is the press release about…

Les Dames

Les Dames BC to Award $50,000 in Scholarships

 mywinepal  December 4, 2020

(British Columbia) – Les Dames d’Escoffier – BC Chapter has raised $50,000 to award in scholarships this coming year. These scholarships are open to any woman (or person identifying as female) who resides in BC and wants to further their education/careers in culinary, beverage, agriculture, aquaculture or hospitality fields. Scholarships are open to women of any age, and at any…

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Catena Zapata Named The #1 World’s Most Admired Wine Brand of 2020 By Drinks International Magazine

 mywinepal  April 27, 2020

At the end of February, I was very fortunate during the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 to be able to meet and interview Laura Catena, from Bodega Catena Zapata; an iconic Argentinean winery.  And in April I received information that Bodega Catena Zapata was named the Number 1 Most Admired Wine Brand by Drinks International Magazine.  Felicidades and Congratulations!  It…

Tinhorn Creek winning wines

Tinhorn Creek Medals at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition

 mywinepal  December 21, 2018

The holiday season is very busy with wine-related press releases.  Here is my second press release for the day; this one from Tinhorn Creek and their bounty of medals won at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition.  There may be a few wines you would like to buy for Christmas holidays!  Enjoy. ~~~ NEWS RELEASE [Oliver, BC] With so…

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine sign and glass

The Story Continues with jy. Ancient Method Sparkling Wine

 mywinepal  November 19, 2016

Since 2011, Okanagan Crush Pad  (OCP) winery in Summerland offered the Okanagan Wine Campus, where the BC Sommelier of the Year has the opportunity to create their own wine label at the OCP facility.  They are part of the whole wine making process, starting with grape selecting, wine making, blending, labeling, marketing and bottling their wines.  $5000 of the “small lot”…