Tag: BCWine

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Hidden Hollow Vineyard Vinhedo Series Chenin Blanc 2023 and Vinhedo Series Chardonnay 2022

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc at VanWineFest 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 19, 2024  0 Comments on Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc at VanWineFest 2024PR SAMPLE 

The Da Silva family hail from Portugal where their family grew grapes from the 1700’s.  The family immigrated to BC’s Naramata Bench in 1955 and purchased their first farm four years later.  Close to 70 years later, their family pays homage to craft wines that reflect the terroir of their nine vineyards.  I received two red wines and two white…

Meyer Family Vineyards Old Main Road Vineyard Micro Cuvee Chardonnay 2022

Quality: Meyer Family Vineyards Old Main Road Vineyard Micro Cuvee Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 17, 2024  0 Comments on Quality: Meyer Family Vineyards Old Main Road Vineyard Micro Cuvee Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

I have a top-quality BC Chardonnay for you today made by Meyer Family Vineyards; their Old Main Road Vineyard Micro Cuvee Chardonnay 2022.  The winery noted, “The 2022 vintage was a classic Okanagan growing season with a typical Spring budburst in early May and beautiful weather into June…The weather was perfect for ripening with warm days and cool nights providing…

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022 and Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020

Township 7 Benchmark Series NBO 2020 and Pinot Noir 2022 ReleasedPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 13, 2024  0 Comments on Township 7 Benchmark Series NBO 2020 and Pinot Noir 2022 ReleasedPR SAMPLE 

The releases of BC red wines are starting to come out.  I received these two red wines from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.  Both wines are from their Benchmark Series.  One is a Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot blend, their Benchmark Series Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020 and the other is their single varietal Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022….

Chateáu La Coste Rosé, Fiol Prosecco Extra Dry, Champagne Roederer Collection 243, Church & State Wines Blanc de Blancs 2018, and Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé x Cepe 2022 wines

Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 6, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by indulging in a delightful experience of sharing sparkling or rosé wines with your significant other. The effervescence of sparkling wines mirrors the joy and excitement of love, making it an ideal choice for a romantic evening.  The light and refreshing nature of sparkling wine and the delicate bubbles on your palate will enhance the…

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BCHF Wine Scholarship Applications Close This Friday

 mywinepal  January 30, 2024  0 Comments on BCHF Wine Scholarship Applications Close This Friday

If you are a young person getting into the Hospitality trade, you may want to apply for one of these three scholarships by the BC Hospitality Foundation and sponsors.  Links are below.  Apply by Friday this week! This year TWO $4,000 will be awarded These scholarships are funded by the Ryan/Grant Family and are open ONLY to BC Residents wishing…

Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018

Quick Review: BC’s Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018

 mywinepal  January 30, 2024  0 Comments on Quick Review: BC’s Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018

Two years ago Valley Commons, a new BC winery, launched at the new District Wine Village in the south Okanagan.  I visited the winery and the Village in the Fall to taste their inaugural vintages which Mark Simpson of BC Wine Studio crafted.  I picked up a bottle of their Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018 to take home.  I opened…

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Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

 mywinepal  January 24, 2024  0 Comments on Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

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

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…

Church & State Wines Blanc de Gris Brut 2019

Quick Review: Church & State Wines Blanc de Gris Brut 2019PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 10, 2024  0 Comments on Quick Review: Church & State Wines Blanc de Gris Brut 2019PR SAMPLE 

January 7, 2024, was Ukrainian Christmas Day.  I know that Volodymyr Zelensky passed a law to make December 25 the new Christmas Day in Ukraine, but many people still like to also celebrate on January 7.  Double the celebration.  So, I opened a bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines sparkling Blanc de Gris Brut 2019 and shared it with…

Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020

Two Big Red Wines from Hester Creek to Start 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 8, 2024  0 Comments on Two Big Red Wines from Hester Creek to Start 2024PR SAMPLE 

Happy New Year.  With that, I have my first two wines to review for 2024.  I decided to pick two big red wines from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery.  I have their Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020.  Both wines are Bordeaux blends with The Judge being a right-bank blend and Garland being a left-bank blend. …