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Vietti Barbera and Barolo wines

Take the Wines from Piedmonte Region of Italy Quiz

 mywinepal  January 14, 2024  0 Comments on Take the Wines from Piedmonte Region of Italy Quiz

Piedmonte is a region in northwestern Italy that produces some of the most famous and prestigious wines in the world, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Moscato and Asti. How much do you know about these wines and their characteristics? Test your knowledge with this fun 5-question quiz and learn some interesting facts along the way!

Marchesi di Barolo

Come Sample the Wines of Marchesi di Barolo at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  December 13, 2023

One of the historical wineries in Italy is Marchesi di Barolo and how they elevated the Nebbiolo grape to the status it now receives around the world.  Read about their history and the wines that they will be pouring at the VanWineFest 2024 below.  The information below comes from the winery. About Marchesi di Barolo Named after our own town,…

BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview II

BC’s Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview – The Warmer Golden Mile Bench, Similkameen Valley and Naramata Bench

 mywinepal  April 30, 2020

I attended online Part II of the BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview which welcomed winemakers from the Similkameen Valley, South Okanagan Valley (Golden Mile Bench) and BC’s new Sub-GI, Naramata Bench.  It was interesting to hear the differences and similarities between the cooler regions in BC and the warmer regions.  We again had Barbara Philip, MW as our moderator, and…

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…

Savour Australia booklet

10 Wines for You to Savour Australia

 mywinepal  May 23, 2016

There are many wines to savour from Australia, from classic wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra or Semillon from the Hunter Valley, to the new “natural” wines from wineries like Jaume and Alpha Box & Dice.  At the Dish N’ Dazzle event supporting the BC Hospitality Foundation, wines of Australia were sipped and savoured, together with sample dishes…

Close up of Nebbiolo cluster in Italy

VanWineFest – Top Italian Wine Picks – Anything But Tuscany and Veneto

 mywinepal  March 22, 2016

Maybe you are not a fan of Italian Chianti Classico, Amarone or Prosecco?  There are other regions of Italy such as Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont that offer wonderful wines. Piedmont in particular is well known for the Nebbiolo grape, which could be known as Italy’s heartbreak grape as the region is prone to fog (known as Nebbia in Italian) and…

Barbera cluster (By Agne27 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Do You Like Barbera? Try Some at the VanWineFest!

 mywinepal  February 16, 2016

Italy has a plethora of indigenous grapes.  Some maybe well known to you, like Sangiovese or Nebbiolo, but others, like Barbera may not be too familiar.  I would like to let you know a little bit about the red Barbera grape, as many Italian wineries will be pouring wine for you from this grape during the International Festival tasting during…

Northern Italy map

Meet My Italian Friends Kris and Briccotondo

 mywinepal  May 26, 2015

It’s nice having friends. My latest two friends that I was introduced to by Trialto Wine Group hail from Italy; KRIS is from delle Venezie and Briccotondo from Piemonte.  Both like to enjoy food and wine experiences, and hope you enjoy them too. KRIS is KRIS Pinot Grigio IGT, 2013 from the delle Venezie region, which is known for their…

47 Exceptional Quality Wines for 2014 on MyWinePal

 mywinepal  December 21, 2014

Trying to think of an exceptional quality wine to buy for someone in your family or a special friend?  I have a few suggestions from the wines that I tasted over this past year.  These wines cover all regions of the world, and have different price points.  There should be something for everyone to love.  16 white and sparkling wines,…

Ravenswood Limited Release Besieged 2013

Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

 mywinepal  October 23, 2014

“Are ravens circling a good or a bad omen?”, Joel thought, as the black winged birds, about the size of a football, with long wingspan, and tapered wings, and each feather, like so many shiny throwing daggers silently glided above his head, this dark and gloomy evening, the copper Autumn moon just half exposed, peaking behind the gathering storm clouds…