Tag: Barolo

Karl MyWinePal at the VanWineFest 2024 kickoff

Tutto Finito. All My VanWineFest 2024 Articles For You

 mywinepal  March 30, 2024

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024 had lots of wonderful wines and events to attend.  I spent most of my time in the Festival Tasting Room sipping Italian wines and speaking with the Italian winery principals.  I did also attend some seminars and dinners.  Below is a list of all the articles that I wrote for VanWineFest 2024.  Have fun…

Challenge of the Red Titans

Challenge of the Red Titans Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

This seminar, Challenge of the Red Titans, was fun.  It was held Friday afternoon and we had spent the week preceding with serious discussions of Italian wines.  We deserved a dash of fun, but the seminar still provided us with valuable information about Italian red wines.  We learned a bit about how the big Italian blockbuster wineries are reshaping themselves…

Italy Reimagined placemat with wine glasses

Italy Reimagined Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 18, 2024

Although Italy contributes approximately 20% of the world’s wine, it remains a relative mystery to many people, due to unfamiliar grape varieties and wine region names.  Wine journalist and educator Filippo Bartolotta led us exploring the rich history, modern innovation, and the renaissance of Italian classic wine styles shaping the current identity of this historical wine region.  The winery principals…

Ciabot Berton Barolo

Barolo Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 12, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Piedmont region that produce Barolo wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Piedmont region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Barolo Wines Barolo wine, often…

Vietti Barbera and Barolo wines

Take the Wines from Piedmonte Region of Italy Quiz

 mywinepal  January 14, 2024

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!

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…

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,…

Grandi Marchi wine tasting seminar

Italy’s Grandi Marchi Visits Vancouver 2023

 mywinepal  October 30, 2023

The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of eighteen winemaking families across Italy to promote the culture and commercialization of Italian high-quality wine on world markets.  All the wineries are family-owned, have been in operation for at least 25 years (some for centuries), own their estate vineyards, are innovators, and much more.  We had nine of the eighteen families visiting in Vancouver to…

A selection of Antinori Estates wines

A Tasting Through the Antinori Estates Wines

 mywinepal  November 18, 2022

It is not every day that you get invited to a portfolio tasting of wines from Italy’s Antinori Estates.  Many of you have probably heard of their most famous wine, Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT, a Super Tuscan, that helped lead the way to blend in International grape varieties, e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with Italy’s Sangiovese grape in Tuscany….

Top Drop Vancouver

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

 mywinepal  May 8, 2022

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and status in order for them to be invited so that you know you are going to enjoy premium wines. Yes,…