Tag: C.C. Jentsch Cellars

Remembering Chris Jentsch from C.C. Jentsch Cellars

 mywinepal  April 6, 2021

I was very sad to hear that Chris Jentsch suddenly passed away at the age of 58. He was a towering man, with a very friendly personality and a generous heart.  My condolences to his wife Betty, who together with Chris, ran their C.C. Jentsch Cellars winery in the Oliver area.   The first time I met Chris was during Cornucopia…

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COVID-19 Precautions at BC Winery Tasting Rooms When You Visit

 mywinepal  June 26, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessening of restrictions people will want to meet and move about.  Dr. Henry has asked people in BC to travel within our province.  During the summer many people travel to the Okanagan where there is an abundance of sun, fresh tree fruits, beaches, and wine.  Other areas across the interior, the Fraser Valley and…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day During COVID-19

 mywinepal  May 8, 2020

This will be an unusual Mother’s Day for us all.  Those of you who live in the same city as your mom can visit her on Mother’s Day, safely.  For those of us that live in different cities, phoning/skyping/zooming are all we can offer to speak to our mothers.  No more flying out to visit her for the weekend.  Sending…

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Chefs Plate Dishes Quality You Can Cook Plus BC Wine

 mywinepal  May 3, 2020

Chefs Plate provides you with pre-portioned ingredients and easy to follow recipe cards that help you cook meals at home. They offer 15 different dishes every week for you to choose from: from meat-based dishes, to salads, and even vegetarian options.  If you don’t like to think about what to cook daily, want to sharpen your cooking skills and want…

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6 BC VQA Wines for Easter 2020

 mywinepal  April 11, 2020

It is Easter weekend coming up for many people around the world, and the world is still in turmoil with COVID-19, since I last wrote this article one year ago.  There are many traditions besides the Easter celebrations among different faiths but enjoying meals with family and friends is a big part of each of them.  Here are 6 BC…

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10 BC Wines for Your Holiday Meals

 mywinepal  December 10, 2019  1 Comment on 10 BC Wines for Your Holiday Meals

Whatever you are celebrating this December, it’s probably with family and/or friends for a rich meal at some point.  Food loves wine, so here are a few of my recommended wines that should go with many dishes, or to enjoy on their own before or after your meal. My Holiday BC Wine Suggestions White Wines Coolshanagh Chardonnay, Naramata Bench, 2016 ($25.99)…

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A Few BC Wines to Celebrate with for Thanksgiving 2019

 mywinepal  October 10, 2019

The world seems to have gone crazy, plus we have a Federal election in Canada.  It is fortunate that Thanksgiving is coming up this long weekend so we can get together with family and friends, and celebrate what good things we have had in our life, and hope for a better future. BC wines continue to shine and there are…

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Top Drops from BC VQA Fall COLOUR Tasting

 mywinepal  September 23, 2019

Every Fall we have the Colours Fall Release of BC VQA wines.  Over the last year, what changes has there been to our vineyards, grape varieties, and the number of wineries? Comparing the tasting booklet from both years by the BC Wine Institute we know: there are 10 more wineries, and 299 more acres of vineyards. that Merlot, Pinot Noir,…

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Celebrate Canada Day 2019 with Canadian Wine!

 mywinepal  June 28, 2019

The Canada Day long weekend celebration is this weekend.  Picnics and bbq and generally getting together with friends and family will happen.  Enjoying this scene with Canadian wine would make it even better in my opinion.  Below is a list of Canadian wines I tasted over the past year that I think would be fun to have this long weekend. …

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B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

 mywinepal  May 9, 2019

We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve got the list here for you.  Pick up these wines if you can quickly because I’m sure they will sell…