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VinItaly International

Robusto Rosso Italian Red Wines from VinItaly 2017 Tour

 mywinepal  May 8, 2017

From my previous article, I showed you which white, sparkling, and sweet wines I thought were of excellent quality at the #VinItaly tour held in Vancouver.  But of course, Italy is well-known for their red wines, from the north, e.g. Nebbiolo, to the south, e.g. Nero D’Avola and Nerello Mascalese.  Again I ask you to try a grape you may not…

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…

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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…

Cuvee Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs and Charles de Frere Brut Merite

My Latest Wine Picks from Charton-Hobbs’ Portfolio

 mywinepal  September 13, 2015

After summer holidays are over and you are all relaxed from the sun, food, and wine with family and friends, September comes around.  For the wine trade, this is the start of the busy season leading up to Christmas, and with this there are many agency portfolio tastings.  I attended two portfolio tastings this past week, and I’m here to…

MyWinePal Attends Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fair – Part 2

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

In Part 1 of my attendance at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fair, I reviewed wines of New Zealand and Argentina. Here in Part 2, I’ll cover the rest of the world (or at least parts that I had a chance to taste)! If you like Italian wines, Altesino is a nice coice. I particularly liked their Brunello di Montalcino…