Tag: cabernet franc

Camaraderie Cellars – A Passionate Olympic Peninsula Winery

 mywinepal  March 14, 2012

I admit that I do not know much about the wineries in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, but I decided to make a trip out there to find out more about these wineries. One winery that I visited, and had a very interesting and informative time was Camaraderie Cellars in Port Angeles, WA. I spent part of an afternoon with…

My Enjoyment of Speaking Frankly About Cabernet Franc

 mywinepal  March 12, 2012

My last event at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival was “Speaking Frankly About Franc“. I was eagerly waiting for this seminar as I really enjoy drinking Cabernet Franc. A grape that is at home in Bordeaux and in the Loire Valley. It is used as a blending grape in Bordeaux, as a minor partner to Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot….

Have You Tried These WA State Wineries?

 mywinepal  August 13, 2011  2 Comments on Have You Tried These WA State Wineries?

Do you know that just south of the Canada / USA border in Washington State, there is the Whatcom Wine Trail?  Most people when they think of WA state wineries think of Woodinville with wineries like Chateau Ste Michelle, Columbia, or Covey Run. But there are some wineries closer, such as: Glacial Lake Missoula Wine Co. Dakota Creek Winery Samson…

MyWinePal Tastes D’Angelo Estate Winery’s Wines

 mywinepal  October 24, 2010

It was my pleasure to have a serious sit down tasting of the wines from D’Angelo Estate Winery. I’ve tasted their wines before at various tastings, the latest being the Naramata Bench “Simply Red” tasting in September. Sal D’Angelo has been making wine for nearly 25 years. He started with a winery in Amherstburg, ON in 1984, and in 2007…

MyWinePal In Oregon 2009

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

Oregon has been touted as having the best pinot noir outside of Burgundy. MyWinePal went to Burgundy last fall, and now visited Oregon to see how the two wine regions compare. In Oregon, most of my time was spent around the McMinnville, Dundee and Salem areas. The landscape was quite varied, with some flatter sloped agricultural areas, but most of…