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Bloom VQA Spring Release 2017

Spring 2017 is Blooming with BC Wine

 mywinepal  June 2, 2017

Finally, the sunny, warm weather is with us here in BC. Winter was dreadful, but now we can get out on the patio and enjoy some freshly vinified BC white wine. The 2016 harvest was very good in BC and produced wines with good flavour character and acidity. Recently I attended the Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tasting and tasted…

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What Wine to Drink on Victoria Day?

 mywinepal  May 19, 2017

The Victoria Day long weekend is underway, and the weather reports are sun for Vancouver.  Hurray!  That means you can get out on your patio, fire up the bbq, and enjoy a glass or two of wine.  But which wine would give a nod to our past Queen Victoria?  You could purchase some expensive sparkling wine from Great Britain, such…

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Welcome CHURCH & STATE Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

 mywinepal  January 9, 2017

Church & State is head and heart, change and tradition, roots and growth. Church & State is in constant conflict, yet always in perfect balance. Who Is Church & State Wines? Kim Pullen founded Church & State Wines in 2004. Purchasing a 25-acre estate on the Saanich Peninsula, which had been home to the defunct Victoria Estate Winery, Kim set…

The Latest BC VQA Wines for You to Enjoy in 2016

 mywinepal  September 25, 2016

I love to support our BC wineries.  I watched over the many years as the number of wineries has grown as well as the quality improved.  Wine critics from here as well as around the world, have tasted our wines, celebrated the quality, and told others.  Now you can find BC wines around the world, from Hong Kong to London….

The Latest Releases from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella Wineries

 mywinepal  May 11, 2013

With every season, there is either grape growing, harvesting, vinification, aging, or bottling of wine. Recently I was happy to do some tasting in Vancouver of recently bottled wines from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries.  These two wineries from South Okanagan offer different styles of wines; Le Vieux Pin being produced in a more restrained French style, while…

BC Wine Appreciation Society – Super Syrah Tasting

 mywinepal  January 6, 2013

Do you love Syrahs?  Did you know that there are many award winning BC Syrahs?  Why not try some of them at the BC Wine Appreciation Society Syrah tasting on January 14?  Their announcement is below. Enjoy! ~~~ Newsflash #1 BC Syrahs take the top four spots in Wine Access Canadian wine awards! Newsflash #2 We are bringing all four of these wines, plus five more…

MyWinePal Attends Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fair – Part 2

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

In Part 1 of my attendance at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Fair, I reviewed wines of New Zealand and Argentina. Here in Part 2, I’ll cover the rest of the world (or at least parts that I had a chance to taste)! If you like Italian wines, Altesino is a nice coice. I particularly liked their Brunello di Montalcino…