Tag: Cipes

Cipes Ariel 2000 sparkling wine label

Classic BC Bubble from Cipes Ariel 2000

 mywinepal  February 14, 2020

What were you doing in 2000?  If it was just before January 1, you were probably worrying about all our computers and anything running with a computer chip and code stops running when the clocks turned to “00”.  Luckily we all survived.  This was a rare event. Another rare event is vintage Champagne; that is Champagne made with a year…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Sparkling wine cork

A Tale of Two Summerhill Pinots

 mywinepal  July 14, 2014

When you drink Pinot Noir, is it always red?  Maybe you don’t realize it, but many sparkling wines are made with the Pinot Noir grape.  For example if you see the term “Blanc de Noirs” on a bottle of Champagne or other sparkling wine, the wine was made with red grapes.  Pinot Noir is a very common red grape for…

Stellers Jay sparkling wines on ice

My Favourite Wines from A-Z at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

 mywinepal  March 29, 2014

A daunting task, picking my favourite wines from a total of 1750 wines being poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Thankfully I was able to visit the Acura International Festival Tasting Room 4 times as Media, splitting time between France and the rest of the world.  I have already covered my favourite French wines in a separate article.  In…