Tag: Brunello di Montalcino

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My Top Drop Picks From Top Drop Canada 2023

 mywinepal  May 29, 2023

I enjoy attending the Top Drop Canada wine tasting each year.  It is probably my second favourite event after the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  If you have not heard of Top Drop before, the organizers describe it as “Top Drop’s focus and mandate is providing a platform for terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. We believe in the…

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A Taste of Italy Visits Vancouver

 mywinepal  March 9, 2023

Last week there was the Taste of Italy celebration held at the Vancouver Lookout downtown.  Wine and Italian cheese, prosciutto, chocolates, and more were there to sample. Here are ten wines that I quite enjoyed at the Taste of Italy.  Some of these wines are currently available in BC.  I marked those wines with a “*”.  The wines without the…

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A Ton of Italian Wine on Sale at BC Liquor Stores June 2020!

 mywinepal  June 7, 2020

We all like a good sale.  A sale on wine is better.  And a sale on Italian wine is excellent!  I checked the SALE section on the BC Liquor Stores website and saw 6 pages of Italian wines on sale.  There are wines from every price ranging from $9.99 up to $326.97.  Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone, Prosecco, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti…

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Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

 mywinepal  October 28, 2019

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from indigenous grapes that smell and taste different from the other vitis vinifera that is now so common around the world. …

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A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

 mywinepal  January 11, 2019

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you want to make sure you try?  California is the theme region, so there will be more wineries from there, compared…

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Top Drops at Vintage Corks Tasting

 mywinepal  October 3, 2018

If you have ever attended the Top Drop tastings in Vancouver, you will have experienced many 4.5 to 5 star wines according to my rating scale.  I recently attended a portfolio tasting by Vintage Corks, and this tasting was in that same quality range.  Vintage Corks offers premium wines from US, Italy, Canada and more.  You can find Vintage Corks’…

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My Top Drop 2018 Favourite Wines

 mywinepal  May 25, 2018

Top Drop is the last major wine tasting in Vancouver before the start of summer. Top Drop is meant to represent the best in terroir and winemaker craft. Nature and Nurture.  Wineries from around the world are selected for the best of both, and we were not disappointed.  In my 5 star wine rating, most wines were at least 4…

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LATIN PASSION FOR TERROIR at La Terrazza for VanWineFest 2018

 mywinepal  March 5, 2018

This special dinner at La Terrazza for Vancouver International Wine Festival we were able to experience the synergy of wines from Spain, Italy and Uruguay, evoking passion along with the culinary treasures created by Chef Gennaro Iorio. We sampled wines from Bodega De Moya (Valencia), Dominio De Punctum (La Mancha), Bodega Garzon (Garzon) and Tenute Silvio Nardi (Montalcino). Our featured food and…

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…

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Welcome Cantina dal Argiano at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

 mywinepal  November 12, 2015

From the time of Ancient Rome to the present day, the Argiano estate has made the history of the territory of Montalcino, becoming one of its most prestigious and traditional elements, a valuable ambassador for its wines in the world and proud to have contributed to the birth of the Brunello Consortium. The Birth of the Estate The history of…