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Have You Tried the New Routes on Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive?

 mywinepal  May 26, 2023

Did you know that Bottleneck Drive around Summerland has three driving routes along with which wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries are on each route?  You can drive each route on a separate day and have a fun long weekend.  Here is the press release from the Bottleneck Drive Association about the three routes plus a map showing the routes and…

Mulled wine

A Variety of Cocktails for the Holidays and Winter Months

 mywinepal  October 26, 2022

Depending on the season, many of us prefer different drinks.  For wine drinkers, for example, crisp white wines in the summer and big bold wines in winter.  Cocktails can also change depending on the season.  I received a few mulled cocktail recipes via email that I would like to pass along to you to enjoy over the holidays and the…

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thebcbasket.com Put Their BC Holiday Basket on Sale

 mywinepal  September 11, 2022

It is still September, but you may already be thinking about what gifts you want/need to purchase for December.  Maybe you have a wine & food friend or family member?  Here is a gift basket you may want to consider that comes with BC wine.  Here is the press release I received from thebcbasket.com.  Enjoy! ~~~ THEBCBASKET.COM IS BACK THIS HOLIDAY…

Creek & Gully Crabby Pear 2021 and Just Crab 2021

2 Crab Apple Ciders from Creek & Gully in Penticton

 mywinepal  July 18, 2022

Have you ever had a cider made from crab apples? I don’t think I have until today. I have two ciders from Creek & Gully Cider in Penticton. One is Just Crab 2021 and the other is Crabby Pear 2021 which is a blend of 50% Hyslop crab apple and 50% Bartlett pear. If you bite into crab apples you…

Creek & Gully Fortuna 2020 and Goldie 2019 ciders

Goldie and Fortuna Apple Ciders from Creek & Gully Cider

 mywinepal  June 29, 2022

I have two more apple ciders for you from Creek & Gully Cider in Penticton; their Fortuna 2020 and Goldie 2019.  PACS Certified Organic apples are used by Creek & Gully.  Fortuna is made with equal parts Red Delicious, Spartan, Braeburn, and Salish apples. I have not heard of Salish apples before so checked online.  According to BC Tree Fruits,…

Creek & Gully Pink Lady and Newtown Granny Apple Ciders

Pink Lady and Newtown Granny Apple Ciders from Creek & Gully Cider

 mywinepal  June 24, 2022

As promised, with the start of summer and summer sunshine, I opened up two bottles of apple cider by Creek & Gully Cider from Penticton. I have their Creek & Gully Newtown Granny 2020 and their Pink Lady 2020 made from organically grown Granny Smith + Newtown-Pippin and Pink Lady apples respectively. Both ciders are sparkling made via pet-nat method….

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

Karl MyWinePal at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery vineyards

MyWinePal Wine Article Coverage and More for 2021

 mywinepal  December 13, 2021

Have you ever wondered how much work you’ve done in a year on your job or hobby?  I’ve written many wine articles this year, and in previous years, but never really counted to see how many articles I’ve written and how to classify them.  I thought I’d try it this year and see if there are any surprises.  For most…

Holiday Gift Basket from thebasket.com

Thebcbasket.Com Releases Their Holiday Gift Basket, Made Up Entirely Of BC Products

 mywinepal  September 27, 2021

Are you thinking about what to purchase for family or friends over the Christmas or other upcoming holidays?  Why not support BC wineries, cideries, spirits, and other BC businesses that offer foodie goodies?  Here is a press release about holiday gift baskets filled with BC products. ~~~ Thebcbasket.com has just released their holiday gift basket for pre-order. The perfect way…