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Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut NV

Enjoy Prosecco Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 15, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Veneto region that produce Prosecco wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  Prosecco has been a growing segment of sparkling wine and wine in general. But what do you know about Prosecco?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Venteo region producing Prosecco that you can visit at the…

Bottega Zero Rosé wine

Pink Spritz: Bottega Introduces The Non-Alcoholic Spritz

 mywinepal  August 11, 2022

You may recognize Bottega Prosecco bottles by their metallic covering.  They developed a non-alcoholic wine called Bottega Sparkling Life Rose, which is available at BC Liquor Stores for $9.79.  But you can use this non-alcoholic wine to also make a mocktail.  Below is a Press Release from Bottega on their “Pink Spritz” mocktail.  Should be nice for our hot summer…

BC Liquor Stores sparkling wine

BC Liquor Stores Sparkling Wine Suggestions

 mywinepal  December 27, 2019

Here are some BC Liquor Store suggestions for sparkling wines.  I particularly like the Taittinger Champagne, Bottega prosecco, and Fitzpatrick Family sparkling from BC. Check out these brilliant options to celebrate the end of the year!

Valentines Day and sparkling wine

Try these 6 Sparkling Wines for Valentines Day

 mywinepal  February 8, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a special day, and enjoying a glass of sparkling wine with your significant other is a great way to cap, or start, the evening together.  Below are 6 different sparkling wines that I tried last year, from BC and overseas, that I think are exceptional.  Enjoy these wines on their own, with an appetizer, your main course…

Re di Macchia ristorante in Montalcino

A Veneto Wine Lunch in Brunello Country!

 mywinepal  July 3, 2016

One of Italy’s best known, and expensive wines, is Brunello di Montalcino, which is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes that are grown around the town of Montalcino, which is located approximately 80km south of Florence.  With that being said, why was I in a quaint, family-owned restaurant in Montalcino, drinking wines from Veneto (Venice)? The answer is quite simple.  Simply put, I…

2 Special Brunello di Montalcino from Bottega Spa

 mywinepal  June 16, 2016

Brunello di Montalcino is one of the great wines of Italy.  To try it where it is made; to see the vineyards for the grapes; and to visit the winery, was special for me.  I was invited by Bottega Spa, to visit their winery in Montalcino while I am in Italy.  I could not pass it up.  Getting picked up…

A flight of Valpolicella wines at Vancouver International Wine Festival

VanWineFest – My Top Veneto Wine Picks

 mywinepal  March 6, 2016  2 Comments on VanWineFest – My Top Veneto Wine Picks

Veneto is a region in Northeastern Italy that has a wide range of wines and styles that you probably have tasted and enjoyed, but never knew where it came from.  When people say “Chianti“, you probably think Tuscany, but if someone says “Prosecco” or “Amarone“, does Veneto jump to the tip of your lips?  Veneto makes a range of wonderful…

Il Centro dinner with menu and wine

A Cornucopia of Italian Wines and Food at Il Centro Dinner

 mywinepal  February 28, 2016

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival you can celebrate with food and wine together through various dinners.  I attended one dinner at Il Centro at the Italian Cultural Centre. Of course all the wines were Italian.  There were 3 participating wineries, and each brought a representative to tell us about their wines that we would be tasting.  The wineries attending…

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Where Will You Find Me at the VanWineFest 2016?

 mywinepal  February 9, 2016

The days are quickly ticking down to the Vancouver International Wine Festival, which if you don’t know, runs from Feb 20 – 28, 2016.  Events are held at the Convention Centre, and as well at many restaurants around the Vancouver lower mainland.  Many restaurant winemaker dinners are already sold out, so if you are interested in attending a dinner, buy…