Tag: chenin blanc

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2019

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2019

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2019 (NZ$29) Returning to his dry-style roots not seen since 2013, winemaker Gordon Russell has taken fruit for the first time from Ian and Linda Quinn’s Two Terraces Vineyard located west of…

Enjoy a Great Meal at Provence Marinaside for Dine Out Vancouver 2020

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI WITH PRAWNS with Meyer Family Pinot Noir 2016 at Provence Marinaside

My third Dine Out Vancouver dinner was with good friends at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown.  Provence offers a $45 food menu plus $25 wine pairing, and it is totally worth it.  The food from Provence is top quality and a large…

Try the Latest Wine Releases by Road 13 Vineyards

Lineup of Road 13 Vineyards wines many Rhone varieties

Road 13 Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines for quite a while.  They were awarded the Winery of the Year 2018 by WineAlign.  In November 2018 Road 13 Vineyards were purchased by Mission Hill Family Estate from Kelowna.  So these…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.  Fortunately,…

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.  The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines. …

South Africa’s Ken Forrester Shows Off Chenin Blanc to the World

Karl MyWinePal with Ken Forrester

Ken Forrester and his wife started their winery together with their young family;  Buying a large 38 ha plot of land in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, and working with farmers over 90 ha of scattered parcels.  Ken wanted…

Road 13 Vineyards is Canada’s Top Winery at Wine Align’s National Wine Awards 2018

Mick Luckhurst from Road 13 Vineyards

Wine Align’s National Wine Awards were recently released and one winery, Road 13 Vineyards, in Oliver, BC, took away a major load of awards for their wines, and in the process were named Wine Align’s Top Canadian Winery.  Congratulations to…