Tag: chenin blanc

Icon Fine Wines and Spirits

Icon(ic) Portfolio Recommendations

 mywinepal  April 8, 2016

Icon Fine Wines & Spirits is a wine and spirit agency located in Yaletown that features predominantly family-owned boutique wine produced from major wine regions of the world, as well as niche spirits and imported craft beer.  I was invited recently to try the latest wines, and vintages, in their portfolio.  Following are some of my favourite wines from the…

Cono Sur Viognier Reserva Especial 2013 and Pio Cesare Barolo 2011

My First 5 Star Red and White Wines for 2016

 mywinepal  January 28, 2016

At the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) tastings, held most months, gives the Trade a chance to try the latest wines and spirits coming to Vancouver.  There are always a few gems that people come across and spread the word, so that you have to find that table and try that wine.  At this tasting, the whispers were to…

Cornucopia guide book

My First Two Days at Cornucopia 2015

 mywinepal  November 10, 2015

Cornucopia weekends are chock full of activities; tasting room events, like Cellar Door Grand Tasting, and seminars like “Stars of South Africa“.  I was able to attend these two events, and would like to share my experience with you, and maybe get you interested to sign up for this upcoming weekend at Cornucopia in Whistler. Cellar Door Grand Tasting What…

Flight of Champagne from Champagne Marc

Whites, Rosés, and Sparkling French Wines for Summer

 mywinepal  May 14, 2014

Do you switch the types of wines you drink throughout the year?  Lighter, brighter White, Sparkling, and Rosé wines for the longer spring and summer, and fuller bodied reds for the cold, rainy (or snowy) winter days?  Of course the fuller bodied reds also go with BBQ in the summer, but in general I think most of us like a…

Hunting for White Wines at the Import Vintners & Spirits Association

 mywinepal  April 2, 2014

It’s Spring!  I have at least 5 tulips blooming in my front yard, the sun is out, and I’m looking to find some new and exciting white wines for the patio for me and for you.  Last week was the latest Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) Trade tasting to introduce the wine & spirits trade to the new libations…

A Top Notch Experience at The Shore Club in Toronto

 mywinepal  July 3, 2013

Walking down the hallway, of The Shore Club in Toronto,  with plush carpeting underfoot,  past the wall of wines behind glass case I knew this was going to be an exceptional experience.  The interior of the restaurant in dark colours, with solid wood tables and subdued lighting tells everyone to relax and enjoy a quality time at the restaurant. My…

Road 13 Vineyards & Joy Road Catering Team Up for Epicurean Dinner

 mywinepal  March 6, 2013

It’s time to spoil yourself.  This press release came in my mailbox earlier today.  The wine from the Okanagan’s Road 13 and catering by Joy Road Catering will make for a memorable evening at Vancouver Urban Winery.  I have not had Road 13’s Sparkling Chenin Blanc, but would love to try it.  Sign up soon as I’m sure this will…

My Valentine’s Day Wine Suggestions

 mywinepal  February 9, 2013

I posted this article for all the star-crossed lovers 2 years ago.  I thought I’d check out the wines, and I’d stand by them all, but in addition, new wines have come to the BC market, so I thought I’d add those ones in too, so enjoy this Valentine’s Day with an even greater range of wine.  And don’t forget…

Sharing Your Wine Backstory

 mywinepal  September 3, 2012

This long weekend I went to a friend’s house for dinner and I brought a bottle of Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, France that I purchased last summer while I was on vacation. When I picked out this bottle to bring to the dinner party, I remembered going to the winery, my discussion with the person in the tasting…

My Marquis Wine Cellars Social Media Tasting 2012 Notes

 mywinepal  June 14, 2012

Being social has it’s privileges.  One such privilege is being invited to Marquis Wine Cellar’s Social Media tasting in downtown Vancouver.  A small, intimate affair with other social media wine and food bloggers; we get to try some new and exciting wines brought in by Marquis.  This year, I had my sights on two wines: 1) Josko Gravner Breg Anfora…