Tag: chardonnay

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022: Quality from Okanagan Crush PadPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 13, 2024  0 Comments on Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022: Quality from Okanagan Crush PadPR SAMPLE 

These are the first wines that I’ve tasted from BC’s Garnet Valley Ranch, made by Okanagan Crush Pad, and I am greatly impressed with the quality. Garnet Valley Ranch is a certified organic site, home to vineyards, field crops, a lavender farm, a bustling beehive and a small winery and The Outlook visitor center.  The area is planted primarily with…

Township 7 Rose and Pinot Gris 2023 paired with seafood in coconut cream on wild rice

Pairing Township 7’s Rosé and Pinot Gris 2023 with BC SeafoodPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 26, 2024  0 Comments on Pairing Township 7’s Rosé and Pinot Gris 2023 with BC SeafoodPR SAMPLE 

Summer is the time to enjoy BC seafood and BC wine together on your patio with your friends.  That is exactly what I did with Township 7’s Provenance Series Rosé and Pinot Gris 2023.  In general rosé and Pinot Gris wines tend to be fresh and best enjoyed upon opening, without decanting.  For these tasting notes, that is just what…

Five Chardonnay from around the world

Exploring Chardonnay: A Global Comparison

 mywinepal  June 21, 2024  0 Comments on Exploring Chardonnay: A Global Comparison

When I was in University many years ago, I purchased a bottle of Maison Louis Latour Chardonnay, that was on their entry-level scale.  That wine sparked my interest in French wine.  In some “New World” regions, Chardonnay has been more recently planted, while other locations have had Chardonnay vines for over 100 years.  Over time, through the wine trade’s many…

Haywire Winery King Family Vineyard Pinot Gris 2022 and Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2022

Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 5, 2024  0 Comments on Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

If you are searching for a BC wine that is vegan-friendly, made using organically-grown grapes, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral vessels like stainless steel, amphora, and concrete, then you should try Okanagan’s Haywire Winery‘s wines.  I have two white wines to tell you about today from Haywire.  Their Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, are both 2022 vintage, made by…

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

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…

Blake from Revelry Vintners

My Video Interview With Blake from Revelry Vintners at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 10, 2024

Chardonnay is a popular white grape in Washington state, beside Riesling.  During The Grand Tasting, I spoke with Blake from Revelry Vintners about their Chardonnay at Taste Washington 2024.  Interesting soil and effects of soil on their Chardonnay.  Watch and find out about it.

Devyani from Valdemar Estates

My Video Interview With Devyani Isabel Gupta from Valdemar Estates at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 8, 2024

Valdemar Estates is a winery started in 2019 in Walla Walla by the Valedmar family who owns Bodegas Valdemar in Rioja, Spain. Bodegas Valdemar has been making wine since 1889.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Head Winemaker of Valdemar Estates, Devyani Isabel Gupta, about the winery and the wine she poured for me to try, their 2021 Columbia…

Taste Washington The Grand Tasting food and wine

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…

Easter dinner

A Few BC Wine Suggestions for Easter 2024 Dinner

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

For Easter dinner featuring roast turkey or roast ham with mashed potatoes and vegetables, selecting wine varietals that complement the flavours of these classic dishes is key. For red wine enthusiasts, Pinot Noir would be an excellent choice. With its bright acidity and delicate red fruit flavours, it would pair well with the savouriness of turkey or ham. The soft…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…