Tag: Clos du Soleil

Tomato Acquerello Risotto, Grilled Prawn, Branzino and Clos du Soleil 2020 Rose

Taste the Sun with Provence Marinaside’s August Winery Menu

 mywinepal  August 10, 2021

If you have not yet enjoyed lunch or dinner at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown, maybe this wine and food pairing menu will entice you.  Tomatoes are now ripening on the coast, and are already ripe in the interior.  Provence Marinaside is pairing Heirloom tomatoes with Clos du Soleil wines (partially owned by Dr. Henry).  Here is the press release with…

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…

Top Drop Vancouver

My Top Drop 2018 Favourite Wines

 mywinepal  May 25, 2018

Top Drop is the last major wine tasting in Vancouver before the start of summer. Top Drop is meant to represent the best in terroir and winemaker craft. Nature and Nurture.  Wineries from around the world are selected for the best of both, and we were not disappointed.  In my 5 star wine rating, most wines were at least 4…

BC 2017 vintage preview

The Low Down on BC’s 2017 Vintage

 mywinepal  May 19, 2018

From BC’s winemakers, the consensus seems to be that 2017 was a more normal growing season compared to the two previous seasons.  Although there were horrible wildfires, the fires occurred in early summer, not later in the summer when veraison occurs.  Smoke seems to be more problematic for grapes at veraison.  The smoke earlier in the summer filtered the sunshine…

BC VQA wines 2015 vintage preview

Discover BC VQA Wines 2015 Blockbuster Vintage

 mywinepal  May 7, 2016

Can you remember back 1 year ago to our Spring and Summer? We had beautiful sunny weather across BC.  Very little rain.  Perfect conditions for our BC grapes to have early bud break and flowering.  From the end of May to mid-September statistics show that 2015 was warmer than any other year on record.  Because of the sun and heat,…

Welcoming our BC VQA Wines – Fall Release

 mywinepal  October 1, 2011

I’ve been told that over the past two decades, the Wines of British Columbia have truly come of age.  Wines are produced in the Okanagan, the Similkameen, the Fraser Valley, the Gulf Islands and on Vancouver Island.  Cool climate to desert conditions let us produce a wide range of wines and wine styles.  At the BC VQA Wines Fall Release,…