Tag: Black Hills Estate Winery

Swirl Around BC Trade and Media Tasting Nov 2022

A Few BC VQA Wine Picks from the Swirl Fall Wine Release 2022

 mywinepal  November 13, 2022

This was the first Swirl Around BC trade tasting since the COVID lockdown where you could actually walk around tables, talk to winery principals and have them pour their wines for you.  Earlier in the day, I attended the Masterclass on Expressions of People, Place and Time.  It was quite informative and attendees were able to taste BC wines from…

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…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near-Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2021

 mywinepal  December 22, 2021

As I mentioned for my five-star wine ratings this year, COVID limited the number of events and thus wines that I could taste that came from around the world to BC.  That being said, I am grateful for the BC wineries that sent me wines to taste, plus wines from wine agencies.  There are many wines that fit into my…

Andrew Peller Great Estates Regional Tasting at Cornucopia

Cornucopia 2021 Signature Tasting: Andrew Peller Great Estates Regional Tasting

 mywinepal  November 7, 2021

The Andrew Peller beverage company over the past few years brought in five BC wineries into their portfolio.  Andrew Peller also owns wineries in the Niagara region in southern Ontario.  For Cornucopia 2021, I and a COVID safely separated group of other people had a sit-down tasting of wines from the five BC wineries, plus a talk about each winery…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails: September 24th & 25th, 2021

 mywinepal  June 30, 2021

With all the restraint we had collectively over COVID and the opening of restrictions, the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails in September sounds like a great way to celebrate.  Here is the press release with info about how you can buy your tickets.  Buy quickly as I’m sure the tickets will sell out fast! ~~~ Oliver, BC (June…

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

An Iconic Canadian Wine and Iconic Canadian Personalities Celebrate 20 Years

 mywinepal  June 18, 2020

Probably one of the first iconic wines of BC has to be Black Hills Estate Winery’s Nota Bene.  This iconic wine is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary and Black Hills Estate Winery wants to throw a big party on July 17, 2020, safely of course. Here is their press release about the upcoming event AND the Canadian celebrities that will be…

Graham Pierce at Kitsch Winery

Kitsch Wines Welcomes New Winemaker, Graham Pierce

 mywinepal  May 12, 2020

Around every 4 years there is a big change in members of curling teams, with a key person from BC going to Alberta, Alberta to Manitoba, and so forth, to make the team stronger and to typically to prepare for the next Winter Olympics.  Winemakers seem to change fairly regularly whether they move to a different province or a different…

VanWineFest 2020 logo

My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

 mywinepal  January 5, 2020  2 Comments on My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

Tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival events sell very quickly and you can miss out on some great events.  All Festival events are very good but depend on what you are interested in doing, like attending a dinner, a seminar, or a mingler.  I thought I’d give you my suggestions, based on my interests in seminars and dinners primarily,…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

 mywinepal  December 19, 2019  1 Comment on MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

This year I had many wines that I tasted this year that almost made my 5-star category; 27 white wines and 45 red wines.  These wines I rated as 4.5-5 stars.  When I check over them again, I can remember how much I enjoyed these wines.  Having a 4.5-5 or a 5-star rating does not mean that you need to…