Tag: Chinese

Cult Wine Canada Baijiu and Green Plum Wine tasting

Tasting Chinese Baijiu with Cult Wine Canada

 mywinepal  August 3, 2023

Chinese Baijiu is probably completely new to most of you; it was to me.  It is a distilled spirit made from sorghum grain in China.  I was invited to taste Baijiu from the Jiangji Distillery that is being distributed in BC by Cult Wine Canada.  Let me provide you with more details about this distilled spirit before I get into my…

Empire Seafood Restaurant with dumplings

Enjoy a Variety of Dumplings on the Richmond Dumpling Trail

 mywinepal  February 5, 2020

Dumplings are made around the world.  They come in different sizes, with different flavours.  Some of savoury, while others are sweet.  The Original Vancouver Food Tour offers a walking tour where you can sample Asian-crafted dumplings along the Richmond, BC Dumpling Trail.  I was offered a Media tour over the weekend to try out the dumplings that Richmond has to offer….

Year of the Metal Rat 2020 (Image courtesy www.chinesefortunecalendar.com)

Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat in 2020

 mywinepal  January 1, 2020

January 25, 2020 is the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat.   In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. According to chinesenewyear.net, “The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat…

Brown Earth Dog 2018

Celebrate Chinese New Year: Brown Earth Dog Feb 16, 2018

 mywinepal  January 31, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year is arriving on February 16, 2018. That is the 4715th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2018 is the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected to the earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called the Year of the Brown Dog.  According to chinesefortunecalendar.com “According to the…

Blue Grouse wines

Blue Grouse Wines Meet Chinese Food at Sun Sui Wah

 mywinepal  August 22, 2016

Two points that you may not have thought of, but have experienced: When you go to a restaurant, the bottles of wine are not decanted ahead of time, so you taste the wine as it is just opened. You go to a Chinese restaurant but are unsure of which wines to pair with the cuisine.  You opt for tea. The…

Haywire Pinot Noir for Chinese Year of the Wooden Horse

Pairing Asian Flavours with Haywire Wine

 mywinepal  January 13, 2014

What wines do you pair with Asian food?  I hear this question quite often.  When we think of wine, we think of  traditional European dishes such as roast beef, chicken, pasta, etc.  But what do you do with a Malaysian sate with peanut sauce?  That is what Haywire Winery from the Okanagan tried to answer for us, while we enjoyed…

Chinese Year of the Wooden Horse

No Horsing Around for Chinese New Year of the Wooden Horse 2014

 mywinepal  January 9, 2014

Chinese Year of the Wooden Horse According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “Horse is one of Chinese favorite animals. Horse provides a good and quick transportation for people before automobiles. Horse can give people a ride to their destination. Therefore, horse is not only a symbol of traveling, but also a sign of speedy success. Horses like to compete with others. They pursuit for…

My Top 10 Wine and Food Posts for 2012

 mywinepal  December 31, 2012

I use WordPress for MyWinePal.com and MyWinePal.wordpress.com.  Yes I have 2 blogs.  Sometimes I think it is double the effort, but other times I think that I like the separation of the two blogs.  In MyWinePal.com I post my longer articles and wine reviews, while MyWinePal.wordpress.com concentrates more on announcing food and wine events, as well as writing shorter articles…