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Bodegas Alvear sherries

Cocktail Time With SherryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 16, 2024  0 Comments on Cocktail Time With SherryPR SAMPLE 

Sherry is a very misunderstood wine style. It comes in a wide range of styles, from dry and citrusy to medium-bodied with some sweetness and nuttiness to deeply coloured, luscious, very sweet with a thick feeling on the palate.  These wines each have a place in a meal or sipping on their own. But, what you may not know, is…

See Ya Later Ranch Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling frosé cocktail

3 Sparkling Wine Cocktails for the Summer

 mywinepal  August 14, 2023

Sparkling wines are fun to enjoy on their own, but why not add sparkle to a cocktail?  I received these three recipes using sparkling wines, two are BC wines, and one is Italian Prosecco, which you may enjoy.   Sparkling frosé 750 mL See Ya Later Ranch Sparkling Rosé 2 cups strawberries sliced 1/2 cup Granulated sugar 1/4 cup lime juice…

Red sangria (image by Ruth Archer from Pixabay)

Let’s Celebrate Summer with Sangria, Drink Recipes Included

 mywinepal  July 21, 2023

History of Sangria Sangria traces its roots back to Spain where it has become an iconic part of Spanish culture. The word “sangria” is derived from the Spanish word “sangre,” meaning blood, which refers to the drink’s deep red colour. Its origins can be traced back to ancient times when the Romans would mix wine with water, fruits, and spices…

Douro (c) Wines of Portugal

Port Wine History and 20 Port Cocktails

 mywinepal  February 26, 2023

Sipping a glass of port by the fireplace during our cold winter season is probably what many people think about port.  It is enjoyable, but did you know that you can also make cocktails using port wine?  Let me give you a bit of background about port wine (there are many styles) and then lead you into port cocktails. About…

The Unofficial Big Lebowski Cocktail Book

Book Review: The Unofficial Big Lebowski Cocktail Book

 mywinepal  February 20, 2023

Having an adult beverage while bowling is common, although many people you will see may have a beer.  But in some cases, you may see a cocktail.  In part we have cocktail culture expanding everywhere, but I hope we see cocktails spread into the bowling alleys, thanks to the movie, The Big Lebowski, and now this book, The Unofficial Big…

Moet & Chandon champagne on ice

About Champagne and 15 Champagne Cocktails

 mywinepal  February 18, 2023

What do you know about Champagne, other than its bubbles and high quality?  Do you know where the Champagne region is located in France? How the 360 Champagne Houses and 16,100 growers get the bubbles in the bottle?  Which grapes are permitted to make Champagne? Or that 297.6 million bottles of Champagne were shipped around the world in 2019?  Let…

Cognac poured into a glass

A Little Cognac History and 10 Cognac Cocktails

 mywinepal  February 11, 2023

There are four major Cognac houses: Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Martell and Courvoisier. You probably have tried a cognac from at least one of these producers.  My personal favourite is Martell.  But what is Cognac? Can you enjoy Cognac in a cocktail, maybe for Valentine’s Day before your meal? What is Cognac? Cognac is a type of brandy that is named…

3 sparkling BC wines

3 Sparkling Cocktails for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 25, 2022

In case you like cocktails, why not make some with sparkling wine for the holidays?  Here are three cocktail recipes using BC sparkling wine that were sent to my email. Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipes French 75 Elegance in a glass! The citrus aromas in Jackson-Triggs 2018 Reserve Esprit Methode Classique combined with the lemon juice flavours and herbal, woodsy notes of gin…

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…

New Mocktails Bible

A Request for Mocktails for Diabetics and Others in Canadian Restaurants

 mywinepal  October 13, 2022

I recently noticed the book, “New Mocktails Bible” by Editors of Fox Chapel Publishing and decided to read and review it for you.  Hopefully, this book will find its way into many mixologists’ libraries of drinks.   I drink wine, beer, and alcohol-based cocktails, but sometimes I am with other people that don’t for various reasons, such as diabetics, athletes in…