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Viña Chocalán Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

A Chilean Red and White Wine by Vina Chocalan for Your Summer PleasurePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 10, 2024  0 Comments on A Chilean Red and White Wine by Vina Chocalan for Your Summer PleasurePR SAMPLE 

One of the newer winemaking families in Chile is the Toro family located in the Maipo and the San Antonio Valley.  They bought their first vineyard in 1998 and made their first wine in 2001 under the label Viña Chocalán. Chocalán is the indigenous word for the yellow blossoms from a shrub that blooms in the area. I received two…

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2021 and Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024  0 Comments on Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, June 16, 2024, are Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively. Did you know that Mother’s Day has its origins in the United States, where it was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, while the first Father’s Day was started by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd and was first…

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My Wine Selections from Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 2, 2024

Washington state has over 900 wineries.  That is amazing.  While our BC wineries are bound primarily to mountain valleys, Washington state has a large land area to the east of the Cascades mountain ranges, which is where many of Washington’s wineries are located.  But how can you try wines from so many wineries more easily?  One way is to attend…

Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 and The Estates Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 wines

An Interview with Kurtis Ogasawara Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery, at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 20, 2024

The Robert Mondavi Winery is historic for putting California, and New World wines, on the international stage. I was fortunate to have a chance to interview Kurtis Ogasawara, Winemaker for Robert Mondavi during VanWineFest 2024.  I was told, “Growing up in Sunnyvale, California, Kurtis lived just outside of wine country in the Bay Area. When he went off to college,…

A selection of Italian red wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Red Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 7, 2024

On Friday during VanWineFest 2024, I spent my time in the International Festival Tasting Room, primarily tasting Italian red wines.  There was a great variety of wines from across the country and while I attempted to visit every table, that was an impossible task.  Here are the wines that I quite enjoyed.  If there are red wines you tasted at…

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022 and Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020

Township 7 Benchmark Series NBO 2020 and Pinot Noir 2022 ReleasedPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 13, 2024

The releases of BC red wines are starting to come out.  I received these two red wines from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.  Both wines are from their Benchmark Series.  One is a Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot blend, their Benchmark Series Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020 and the other is their single varietal Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022….

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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  February 5, 2024

If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity…


Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

 mywinepal  January 24, 2024

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, beginning on February 10th, 2024 (Chinese New Year) and concluding on January 28th, 2025.  “In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honour, luck, and success. Consequently, 2024 is forecast to bring about opportunities, changes, and…

Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021

Haywire 2024 Lunar Red to Celebrate Chinese New Year of the DragonPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 17, 2024

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dragon, BC’s Haywire Winery is releasing its limited edition wine, Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021.  It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s made to pair with a broad range of Asian cuisines such as stir-fried vegetables, pan-seared sablefish, and BBQ duck according to the winery.  This…

Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020

Two Big Red Wines from Hester Creek to Start 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 8, 2024

Happy New Year.  With that, I have my first two wines to review for 2024.  I decided to pick two big red wines from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery.  I have their Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020.  Both wines are Bordeaux blends with The Judge being a right-bank blend and Garland being a left-bank blend. …