Tag: Blue Mountain

Joshua Carlson ready to offer a glass of Champagne at TWB The Wine Bar

Need a Sparkling Wine Fix? Try TWB The Wine Bar!

 mywinepal  May 9, 2017

Sparkling wine is always fun to drink; and even better enjoyed with friends or family.  But sometimes you don’t want to open an entire bottle, or maybe you want to try a few different types of bubbles; prosecco and cremant perhaps?  Or how about an expensive bottle of Cristal and live like a rock star?  Whatever your reasons, I have…

What Can You Expect From Okanagan Falls Wines 2016?

 mywinepal  April 17, 2016

Where is the Okanagan Falls Region? The Okanagan Falls region reaches from the shores of Skaha Lake to the tip of Vaseux Lake, north to south. It is sandwiched between Penticton, Summerland and Oliver, the Okanagan Falls area is famed for some of Canada’s top wine production with the highest quality wines in the valley. It is the narrowest part…

Cornucopia 2015 Craft Beer for Wine Lovers

Cornucopia 2015: Craft Beer for Wine Lovers?

 mywinepal  November 17, 2015

Beer and wine lovers; dog and cat lovers. Can they co-exist or appreciate each other? That latter question was tackled at the Cornucopia seminar on “Craft Beer for Wine Lovers“. I must admit that I do appreciate beer, so it was not a hard sell for me, and I think the other people in the seminar also found beers that…

Wine judges at BC Judgement

The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  August 25, 2015  11 Comments on The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

The Wines of British Columbia shone at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting with Steven Spurrier and DJ Kearney today.  Steven Spurrier, the Consultant Editor at Decanter magazine, headed the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 (which was made into the movie “Bottle Shock”).  The Judgement of Paris carried out two blind tasting comparisons: one of Chardonnays and another of…

A selection of Champagne de Venoge on ice

Need a Sparkling Wine for the Holidays?

 mywinepal  December 23, 2013

Over the past year, I’ve been lucky to try sparkling wine from around the world through various trade tastings. I’d like to share my favourite sparkling wines with you from 2013, so that you can enjoy them too for the holidays and of course New Year’s eve. Cheers! French Champagne Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial NV, France ($71.99) – Off…

TWB Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairing Tastings at TWB – The Wine Bar in Yaletown

 mywinepal  August 30, 2013

TWB – The Wine Bar opened December 2012 and is yet to reach it’s first birthday.  A very unpretentious place where there are a plethora of wines around the by the glass, which you can sip  with tiny bites and tapas. But did you know that Rachelle Goudreau, Sommelier at TWB, is offering something extra every other Thursday; a bit of…

The Inaugural Okanagan Falls Winery Association Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  April 20, 2013

04.16.2013.  That’s the date that the Okanagan Falls Winery Association (OFWA) launched their Inaugural “The Heart of Wine Country Comes to Vancouver” event to show their wines to the wine trade, which includes wine writers like me, but as well wine shop and restaurant owners and staff.  If you ask someone in Vancouver where is the Naramata Bench, they could…