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Sauvignon blanc grapes

How Well Do You Know Sauvignon Blanc New World Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.QUIZ 

 mywinepal  August 26, 2023  0 Comments on How Well Do You Know Sauvignon Blanc New World Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.QUIZ 

The Sauvignon Blanc grape traces its lineage to the historic vineyards of France’s Loire Valley, where it gained early recognition for its distinct aromatic profile and vibrant acidity. It is also one of two grapes, along with Semillon, which makes white Bordeaux blends. However, it was the New World wine regions that truly propelled Sauvignon Blanc to worldwide fame, reimagining…

Riesling grapes (Image courtesy Wikipedia)

Are You an Expert on Riesling Wines from Around the World? Try This Quiz.QUIZ 

 mywinepal  August 20, 2023  0 Comments on Are You an Expert on Riesling Wines from Around the World? Try This Quiz.QUIZ 

The Riesling grape, originating in the Rhine region of Germany, carries a legacy that spans centuries. Its journey across the world has resulted in an intriguing juxtaposition between Old World and New World expressions. In Germany and Alsace, the grape showcases its classic charm, producing wines with delicate floral aromas, racy acidity, and a pronounced mineral character. In contrast, New…

Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley, Barossa Valley, Chile, and South Africa

How Well Do You Know Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.QUIZ 

 mywinepal  August 12, 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon is the King of single-varietal red wines.  The robust body, coupled with its signature notes of black currant, black cherries, plum, and cedar, creates a sensory journey that is both powerful and refined. Its ability to age with grace only adds to its majesty, as tannins soften and intricate layers unfurl, revealing the true artistry of winemaking. It…

Marine Seon

Chatting With Marine Seon from Hacienda Araucano at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  June 13, 2023

I had a lovely chat with Marine Séon, Export Sales Manager, from Hacienda Araucano from Chile at VanWineFest 2023.  The winery has a French influence with French owner François Lurton as well as being the winemaker.  Marine tells me a bit about the winery, which has organic and biodynamic vineyards, and the Sauvignon Blanc she poured for me from the…

Andres Izquierdo

Talk About Sibaris Wines with Andres Izquierdo from Vina Undurraga at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 28, 2023

I had an excellent talk with Andres Izquierdo from Viña Undurraga in Chile at VanWineFest 2023.  He talked about the history of Viña Undurraga, which was established in 1885.  We then moved on to a discussion of the cool-climate region of Leyda Valley where their Sibaris Pinot Noir grapes were grown.  Do you know what Sibaris means?  Listen to Andres…

Jaime Merino from Vina Santa Ema

A Video Interview With Jaime Merino from Vina Santa Ema at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 23, 2023

One of the things I enjoy doing is talking with winery principals at events like the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  This year I spoke with several winery principals from Chile, Argentina, and one from Uruguay.  Here is the first interview at did at VanWineFest 2023 with Jaime Merino the North America Sales Director of Vina Santa Ema from Chile.  Enjoy…

Sabor Sudamericano sign

Closing VanWineFest 2023 with Sabor Sudamericano

 mywinepal  May 21, 2023

On my last day at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023, I attended the Sabor Sudamericano grazing lunch where all participating South American wineries gathered and poured their wines by a selection of South American dishes were being served, and we listened to live music by a Latin band.  It was the best way to end the Festival in my…

International tasting room

More Quality Wines from VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 4, 2023

In my previous article, I talked about the top wines that I tasted at the International Festival Tasting Room during VanWineFest 2023.  Those were wines that are in my 4.5 – 5 star range. But as I checked my notes, I saw that I had many enjoyable wines in the 4 – 4.5 star range.  Below are my tasting notes…

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Will I See You at VanWineFest 2023?

 mywinepal  April 17, 2023

As a media person, I will be around at many events at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. If you see me, say Hi, Hola, or Olá. Remember that Argentina, Chile, Brasil, and Uruguay are the theme countries this year. Here is where you can find me: DEFINING THE ROOT OF BC TERROIR seminar, Wednesday A NIGHT WITH MARQUÉS DE RISCAL…

A selection of Santa Ema wines

Say Hola to Santa Ema at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  February 14, 2023

Here we have Chile’s Santa Ema winery telling us about their history and the wines they will be pouring at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Enjoy. About Santa Ema With over 60 years of professional experience, Santa Ema are pioneers in the Maipo Valley where they are always searching for the best expressions of terroir, from the mountains to the coast….