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Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Pinot Gris 2021 and Quill Pinot Noir 2020

The Latest Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  July 12, 2022

Have you tried the Quill series of wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island.  Their Quill series grapes come from vineyards on the Island.  The winery can pick and choose and blend the wines from these grapes to bring out the best of Vancouver Island.  I received two Quill wines from the winery to review, their Blue Grouse…

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery

A Conversation with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  June 2, 2022

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, in the Tasting Room, I did have a chance to go through a flight of Monte Creek Winery wines with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt.  Below is a discussion of the wines with Galen.  Mostly Galen speaking, which is how an interview should be.  Enjoy. Galen:  Here we have our sparkling Rosé.  It is 2020, from the…

Bodega Los Bermejos Malvasia Seco 2021, Listan Negro MC 2021, Listan Negro Tradicional 2021, and Malvasia Brut Nature 2019 wine bottles

Bodega Los Bermejos: Wines from the Canary Islands

 mywinepal  April 14, 2022

Today was an eye-opening experience for me tasting wines from the Canary Islands.  I had never heard of wines from these islands, but I learned in this trade seminar by speaker Iain Philip, and agent, World Wine Synergy, that grapevines have been grown in this area since the 1400’s with vines brought from mainland Spain. There are 7 main islands…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Pinot Gris 2020 and Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Two Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery for the Holidays

 mywinepal  December 7, 2021

Here are two BC wines you may want to consider serving with meals or with appetizers before your main meal during the holidays. Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Pinot Noir 2019 and Pinot Gris 2020.  The grapes are harvested from the winery’s vineyard on Vancouver Island.  The grapes on the estate are 100% organically farmed using no/minimal till cover crop…

Andrew Peller Great Estates Regional Tasting at Cornucopia

Cornucopia 2021 Signature Tasting: Andrew Peller Great Estates Regional Tasting

 mywinepal  November 7, 2021

The Andrew Peller beverage company over the past few years brought in five BC wineries into their portfolio.  Andrew Peller also owns wineries in the Niagara region in southern Ontario.  For Cornucopia 2021, I and a COVID safely separated group of other people had a sit-down tasting of wines from the five BC wineries, plus a talk about each winery…