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A Few Reasons to Buy BC Wines During BC Wine Month

 mywinepal  April 24, 2024

Don’t forget that April is BC Wine Month.  In case you have not purchased any BC wine yet, here are some compelling reasons why British Columbians should consider buying BC wines: 1. Economic Impact: The BC wine industry contributes $3.75 billion annually to British Columbia’s economy. By purchasing local wines, consumers directly support local businesses, jobs, and economic growth. 2….

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022

Two 2022 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir to EnjoyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 6, 2024

If you enjoy Pinot Noir, these two wines should excite you.  Meyer Family Vineyards from the Okanagan Falls area of BC concentrate on Burgundian-style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  I received a bottle of their Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022 to review for you.  I’ve been…

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Pinot Noir 2021 and Merlot 2020

Quick Review: Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 1, 2024

Here are two fruit-forward BC red wines for you to enjoy. you may want to consider Da Silva Vineyards and Winery.  Their Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021.  The Da Silva family immigrated from Portugal to Canada, have over 65 years of farming experience in the South Okanagan, and started their winery in 2006.  They note that this intrinsic…

Blue Mountain Estate Cuvee Gamay Noir 2022 with wine in glass

Quick Review: Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Gamay Noir 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

Gamay Noir is a grape that gets little respect. Some people may equate it to Beaujolais Nouveau, but it can be much more. BC wineries make quality Gamay Noir. A point in case is this bottle; Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellarss Estate Cuvée Gamay Noir 2022. The grapes were hand harvested, then cold soaked and fermented using indigenous yeasts to…


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…

Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021

Haywire 2024 Lunar Red to Celebrate Chinese New Year of the DragonPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 17, 2024

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dragon, BC’s Haywire Winery is releasing its limited edition wine, Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021.  It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s made to pair with a broad range of Asian cuisines such as stir-fried vegetables, pan-seared sablefish, and BBQ duck according to the winery.  This…

Township 7 and High Note sparkling wines

Two BC Sparkling Wines You Can Enjoy for the HolidaysPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 13, 2023

Holiday parties are well underway and you may also be wondering which sparkling wines to enjoy at home with family.  Here are two BC wines that you could consider.  One wine is made with the Charmat method (i.e. like prosecco) while the other is made with the Traditional Method, like Champagne.  Let me tell you about these sparkling wines. High…

Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Try Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 7, 2023

With all the pressures caused by winter weather freezing vines reducing the grape harvest this year and forest fires over the past several years, our BC wineries need your support.  I have two wines, one white and one red, from BC’s Blasted Church Vineyards to review for you.  Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 is a white Bordeaux blend. …

Thanksgiving dinner

Some Canadian Wines to Enjoy With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

 mywinepal  October 6, 2023

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving.  I looked back at the past few months this year to see what current BC and Ontario wines might be a good match for a roast turkey or ham dinner.  Below are wines from both provinces that I think would be good pairings. BC Wines High Note Estate Winery Soubrette Pinot Grigio 2022 – this…

Haywire Pink Bub 2021 with strawberries

Haywire Winery Pink Bub 2021 and Strawberries?

 mywinepal  June 10, 2023

A glass of sparkling rosé wine and strawberries seems like a wonderful romantic pairing, doesn’t it?  I  received a bottle of BC Haywire Winery Pink Bub 2021 and recently purchased farm field-ripened strawberries and thought I would try this pairing.  I can say they are definitely delicious together.  Let me tell you about the wine and the pairing. My Wine…