Tag: burgundy

Cult Wine Canada wine tasting

Tasting European Wine with Cult Wine Canada

 mywinepal  July 27, 2023

East meets west at Cult Wine Canada in Vancouver. I attended a small portfolio tasting of Chinese distilled spirits and European wines distributed by Cult Wine Canada.  In this article, I will cover their European wines and in my follow-on article, I will cover the distilled spirit called baijiu.   If you have not heard of Cult Wine Canada, they describe…

A selection of Old World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My Old World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 24, 2022

It’s been two years since we last tasted wines from around the world at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  During COVID grapevines produced grapes and wine was made but may have been a little harder than normal to get workers in the vineyard and in the winery.  Below are my Old World wine selections.  Most of the vintages are 2020…

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

Dylan Roche

Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Okanagan – An Interview with Dylan Roche

 mywinepal  May 12, 2021

What do Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Okanagan have in common?  Dylan and Pénélope Roche of Roche Wines.  This married couple met while pursuing their winemaking careers and during their world travels worked in Bordeaux and Burgundy. They then moved to the Naramata Bench where they started Roche Wines.  One item of interest is that Dylan spent 5 years in Burgundy…

Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh and Karl MyWinePal

My Interview with Skip Stothert from Coolshanagh – Inspired by Burgundy

 mywinepal  April 16, 2021

To follow up on my tasting notes for the Coolshanagh Chardonnay 2017, I had a chance to interview Skip Stothert, owner, about some of the history of this winery and how COVID has affected them.  Enjoy. My Interview with Skip Stothert Karl: What were you doing at the winery or your plans when we had the COVID 19 shut down…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction at VanWineFest 2020

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$256,000 For Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  February 24, 2020

The Vancouver International Wine Festival always kicks off with their Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction.  That great event happened on Saturday, Feb 22 and of course, it was a great success.  Below is the press release from the Festival about the event and the results of their auction.  Enjoy. ~~~ VANCOUVER, BC (February 24, 2020) — The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction,…

Origo Club

Join Marquis Wine Cellars for a Burgundy Dinner at Origo Club

 mywinepal  January 13, 2020

For those Burgundy lovers out there, as well as lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Marquis Wine Cellars is offering a wonderful wine paired dinner.  Here is their announcement. ~~~ Join John Clerides, owner of Marquis Wine Cellars and our resident Burgundy expert, at the Origo Club on Wednesday, February 5th for a dinner featuring a selection of wines from…

A formal sit down tasting with Doug Barzelay (Image courtesy Marquis Wine Cellars)

Doug Barzelay at Marquis Book Launch & Burgundy Tasting

 mywinepal  January 6, 2020

Do you dream of Burgundy?  Pinot Noir I think reaches it’s pinnacle in finesse in Burgundy. This sit-down tasting is a great chance to learn about Burgundy from Doug Barzelay, who has spent many years studying Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this storied region.  It is very rare that you will have a chance like this, so carpe diem!  Below…

VanWineFest 2020 logo

My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

 mywinepal  January 5, 2020  2 Comments on My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

Tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival events sell very quickly and you can miss out on some great events.  All Festival events are very good but depend on what you are interested in doing, like attending a dinner, a seminar, or a mingler.  I thought I’d give you my suggestions, based on my interests in seminars and dinners primarily,…