Tag: brut

Church & State Wines Gris de Noirs Brut 2019 and Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2018

Two Traditional Method Sparkling Wines from Church & State Wines

 mywinepal  October 14, 2022

Sparkling wines are always appreciated.  They pair with many dishes and can be enjoyed on their own.  I have two traditional method sparkling wines from Church & State Wines.  A Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2018 made with Chardonnay grapes from their Black Sage Bench vineyard and a Gris de Noirs Brut 2019 made with Pinot Noir grapes from their…

Bisol Jeio Brut DOC Valdobbiadene Prosecco label

A Quick Review of the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco

 mywinepal  October 21, 2019

Prosecco is still a hot sparkling wine for people to enjoy.  It is unpretentious and can be sipped at any time. Today I had a chance to review the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco.  Brut, the driest version of prosecco, is allowed up to 12 g/l of residual sugar which could leave the wine with an off-dry flavour.  This…

Taste WA booklet and glass of wine

My Wine Gems from Taste Washington 2019

 mywinepal  April 6, 2019

What is the Taste Washington Grand Tasting compare to?  If you thought the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting Room, double the size, and add in 65 restaurants serving up freshly cooked dishes. I checked the Taste Washington website and it states that there are 235 wineries participating, but it felt like many more to me. Standing on the second level…

Colour VQA tasting booklet

9 White and 10 Red Wines You Should Try From the Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

 mywinepal  September 22, 2018

BC VQA wines are released twice a year; once in the Fall and then in the Spring.  The Fall wines tend to show more white wines, as well as Pinot Noir, while the Spring event has more red wines.  This tasting I was able to taste many fine white wines as well as some surprising reds.  The Okanagan Valley is…


5 Sparkling Wines For the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 9, 2015

The Holiday season is coming up whether it is Christmas or Hanukkah, or another celebration.  A celebratory drink for many of us is sparkling wine, which can come from different countries, at different price points; but all are enjoyable!  Prosecco, Champagne, Cava, Cremant and more are terms you may hear relating to different sparkling wines.  I recently had a chance…

A flight of Bouchard Père & Fils white wines

27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

 mywinepal  September 28, 2014

At a certain quality level of wine, which typically comes from wineries that have decided to spend the extra effort on selecting grapes from the best vineyard plots, hand picking and sorting the grapes, and letting the grapes express themselves in the wine without an over agressive human hand, you get shades of perfection (note that I am not talking…

Champagne Thienot on ice

France is Sparkling at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  March 20, 2014  1 Comment on France is Sparkling at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!  Happy and sparkling wine seem to go together quite often.  Who can argue with bubbles in a glass?  I was very excited to hear that the Regional Theme for this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was “bubbles”.  Of course Champagne first jumped to my mind, but also all the other variations…

Krug Grande Cuvee Brut Champagne

How is Champagne Made?

 mywinepal  February 16, 2014

You may be a Champagne lover like me, but have you ever considered how the bubble gets in the bottle?  Why some bubbles are small and creamy, while others are much larger and dissapate faster?  It all depends on how Champagne is made. First off, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is made in the Champagne region of France.  The…

Taste of Tulalip

Taste of Tulalip 5th Anniversary – The Grand Taste

 mywinepal  November 22, 2013

If you read my blog regularly you will know my affection for the Taste of Tulalip event held the start of November every year at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington State.  This year is their 5th anniversary of the event.  Besides their wonderful dinner on Friday night, the big draw is “The Grand Taste” on Saturday afternoon, which is…

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…