Tag: Canada

Wine Align 2022 Awards

Canadian WineAlign Awards for 2022

 mywinepal  July 29, 2022

We all like to receive awards.  Knowing that we are good, or the best at something.  Fastest runner at the 100-yard dash, smartest in math, etc. when we are in school.  Then industry awards when we go to work.  There are many wine awards around the world, but for Canadian wineries, being recognized by a local agency, like WineAlign, means…

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Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Red, White, Rosé, Sparkling, and Ice Wine

 mywinepal  January 19, 2022

This is the second of my Canadian Wine Trends 2021 articles.  Today I will cover our interest in red, white, sparkling and ice wine using Google Trends information.  As I mentioned in my first article, Wikipedia describes Google Trends as “…a website by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages….

Restaurants Canada Discerning Diner 2021

Canadians Show Appetite For In-Person Dining; Restaurants Canada Reveals Post-Pandemic Dining Trends

 mywinepal  September 13, 2021

We are all tired of eating at home and many of us are venturing out to eat at restaurants.  Here in BC, the digital vaccine card is now mandatory to be shown at restaurants if you want a sit-down meal.  Other provinces are having the same requirements for restaurant visits.  Below is a press release by Restaurants Canada about their…

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Canadian Wine Exports Visualized

 mywinepal  April 11, 2020

Canada.  We are a small wine-producing nation.  Other countries like France and Italy dwarf our production.  Even regions within a country, like California, outproduce all the wine we make in Canada.  But we make wine.  I downloaded the XLS wine export sales data for Canada from the Canadian Vintners Association and thought if I put the data on a map…


Book Review: Trillium by M.L.Holton

 mywinepal  November 4, 2019

I enjoy reading books.  My interests, in particular, are around health & wellness, history, and food & wine.  When I can find a fictional book that covers history as a backdrop, and then add in food & wine, that makes me very interested to read it.  When I was contacted by Canadian author, M.L.Holton, to read her latest novel “Trillium”…

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Meet the Captains: J.P. Wiser’s latest release of the Alumni Whisky Series

 mywinepal  September 25, 2019

Are you a fan of Canadian whisky?  How about an NHL hockey fan?  You can celebrate both with the latest release of J.P. Wiser’s Alumni Whisky Series.  Below is the announcement that I received about the three newly released whiskies.  Enjoy! ~~~ TORONTO, September 24, 2019 – J.P. Wiser’s scores a hat trick with its third installment of the Alumni Whisky…

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Top Drops at Vintage Corks Tasting

 mywinepal  October 3, 2018

If you have ever attended the Top Drop tastings in Vancouver, you will have experienced many 4.5 to 5 star wines according to my rating scale.  I recently attended a portfolio tasting by Vintage Corks, and this tasting was in that same quality range.  Vintage Corks offers premium wines from US, Italy, Canada and more.  You can find Vintage Corks’…

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MASI Costasera Contemporary Art Features Indigenous BC Artist Susan A. Point

 mywinepal  May 8, 2018

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art and Indigenous Artist Susan A. Point As MASI notes ” The term “culture” has its origins in the verb “to cultivate”: cultivation of the land is the expression of thousands of years of a people’s knowledge, a knowledge passed on from generation to generation and evolving continuously. So it’s no surprise that two expressions of culture such…

Discover the Wines of Canada

VanWineFest 2017 – My Canadian Wine Picks Eh

 mywinepal  March 9, 2017

Canada is a big country, with our wine grape growing areas on the limit of possibility, but at the edges of possibility is where you can make exciting wines, I’ve been told.  In the Festival Tasting Room I spent many hours tasting wines from BC, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, and speaking with the winery principals in attendance.  Below are the…