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Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024  0 Comments on Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

While Italy has been known to produce robust, hearty reds, many of the country’s greatest wines offer a lighter touch without sacrificing flavour. This seminar, “Italy’s Lightness of Being”, led by Filippo Bartolotta and Michaela Morris, took us through sparkling wines, white wines with texture, and much more.  Winery principals, Fabio Bosio, Tommaso Chiarli, Daniel Grace, Stefano Inama, Nicola Mazzella,…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024  0 Comments on My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

A Few Wine Gems from the Mark Anthony Portfolio 2016

 mywinepal  October 2, 2016

A wine agent’s portfolio tasting typically gives you the chance to try both listed as well as spec wines; wines that may only show up in specialty wine shops or restaurants, in limited quantities.  I have been to Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits‘ portfolio tasting now for a few years, and I am always very impressed by the wineries that…

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VanWineFest – Top Italian Wine Picks – Anything But Tuscany and Veneto

 mywinepal  March 22, 2016

Maybe you are not a fan of Italian Chianti Classico, Amarone or Prosecco?  There are other regions of Italy such as Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont that offer wonderful wines. Piedmont in particular is well known for the Nebbiolo grape, which could be known as Italy’s heartbreak grape as the region is prone to fog (known as Nebbia in Italian) and…

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A Sparkling Greeting to Cleto Chiarli Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

 mywinepal  November 23, 2015

In 1850, Cleto Chiarli moved from the countryside to the town of Modena, together with his wife Lucia and their four children. In 1860 Cleto Chiarli decided to close his ‘osteria’ down in order to dedicate himself only to the making of Lambrusco, which until then he had been producing for his customers in the ‘Artigliere’. At the 1900 Exposition…

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Six Italian Wine Picks from the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2015

 mywinepal  April 3, 2015  2 Comments on Six Italian Wine Picks from the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2015

I spent a lot of time tasting Australian wines during the Vancouver International Wine Festival, but I always make sure to fit in a few hours to try wines from other parts of the world.  This year, Italy seemed to catch my fancy.  Here are some serious and fun wines for you to enjoy. Anna Spinato Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore NV,…