Tag: Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 with wine in glass

A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12.  Your spouse or mother would probably love to enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine.  I have a spectacular bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 made in the Traditional Method from Pinot Noir grapes.  It is available at the winery.  It may also be at some of the…

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…

Chateáu La Coste Rosé, Fiol Prosecco Extra Dry, Champagne Roederer Collection 243, Church & State Wines Blanc de Blancs 2018, and Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé x Cepe 2022 wines

Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 6, 2024

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by indulging in a delightful experience of sharing sparkling or rosé wines with your significant other. The effervescence of sparkling wines mirrors the joy and excitement of love, making it an ideal choice for a romantic evening.  The light and refreshing nature of sparkling wine and the delicate bubbles on your palate will enhance the…

Church & State Wines Blanc de Gris Brut 2019

Quick Review: Church & State Wines Blanc de Gris Brut 2019PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 10, 2024

January 7, 2024, was Ukrainian Christmas Day.  I know that Volodymyr Zelensky passed a law to make December 25 the new Christmas Day in Ukraine, but many people still like to also celebrate on January 7.  Double the celebration.  So, I opened a bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines sparkling Blanc de Gris Brut 2019 and shared it with…

Church & State Wines Syrah 2019 and Cabernet Franc 2019

Quick Review: Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Syrah 2019PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 29, 2023

These are probably my last two BC red wines for me to taste in 2023.  The wines come from the Church & State Wines.  I have their Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc 2019 and Syrah 2019. While the winery started on Vancouver Island, they do make wines from Okanagan-sourced grapes as well.  The Cabernet Franc comes from the terraces…

New Years Eve and sparkling wine

Sparkling Wine Suggestions for New Year’s Eve

 mywinepal  December 28, 2022

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Have you purchased your sparkling wines to celebrate?  Here are some sparkling wines I enjoyed this year that you may want to consider buying.  Some BC sparklers are only available at the winery, but the foreign bottles should all be available at BC Liquor stores.  Cheers! My Sparkling Wine Suggestions BC Wine…

Church & State Wines Gris de Noirs Brut 2019 and Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2018

Two Traditional Method Sparkling Wines from Church & State Wines

 mywinepal  October 14, 2022

Sparkling wines are always appreciated.  They pair with many dishes and can be enjoyed on their own.  I have two traditional method sparkling wines from Church & State Wines.  A Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2018 made with Chardonnay grapes from their Black Sage Bench vineyard and a Gris de Noirs Brut 2019 made with Pinot Noir grapes from their…

Local Flights tasting

Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

 mywinepal  September 12, 2021

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to guess who some of the people are.  Luckily we were able to connect and share a few stories before we…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails: September 24th & 25th, 2021

 mywinepal  June 30, 2021

With all the restraint we had collectively over COVID and the opening of restrictions, the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails in September sounds like a great way to celebrate.  Here is the press release with info about how you can buy your tickets.  Buy quickly as I’m sure the tickets will sell out fast! ~~~ Oliver, BC (June…

Set the table on Valentines Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 With BC Wine

 mywinepal  February 3, 2021

While we may want to go big on Valentine’s Day this year for our significant other, COVID still lurks and most of us are not yet vaccinated.  Maybe you would consider ordering dishes from your favourite restaurant and enjoying it at home with some tasty BC wines?   Various foods, for their texture, scent, colour, shape and/or taste has an effect…