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A Montresor vineyard (Image courtesy Vini Montresor)

Come Celebrate the Wines of Vini Montresor at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  January 10, 2024

If you are a lover of Valpolicella wines, then you should visit the table of Vini Montresor at VanWineFest 2024.  Here is some background on the winery, in their own words. About Vini Montresor In 1892 Giacomo Montresor founded the Giacomo Montresor Cellars, giving life to a production that, since then and until today, is an identity expression of its…

Monte del Frá Ca del Magro Custoza DOC Superiore 2020 and Bardolino DOC 2021

Try Monte del Frá Wines from Italy Before VanWineFest 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 10, 2023

The theme country for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024 is Italy.  If you have not yet checked out the website to see the participating wineries, I can tell you that Monte del Frá will be pouring their wines for you from the area bordering the south and east of Lake Garda and west of Verona.  The red grapes from…

Valpolicella Returns Masterclass

A Valpolicella Wine Masterclass

 mywinepal  June 26, 2023

Valpolicella may not be as well-known to many wine lovers compared to Chianti Classico in Italy but deserves to be.  There are different levels of quality of Valpolicella wines to satisfy everybody’s palates.  I was fortunate to attend a Valpolicella Masterclass with Daenna Van Mulligen leading the class.  Following is information that I thought would be of interest to you followed…

Fresco di Masi, Cono Sur, Haywire, and Faustino wine lineup

Being Certified Organic And Their Wines From Around the World

 mywinepal  June 26, 2022

What do you know about certified organic wines?  Do you only have to not spray the grapes with synthetic pesticides and herbicides or is there more to it?  How do you know if a wine is made with organically grown grapes?  Your best method to figure out if a wine is certified organic is if there is a certification symbol…

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

 mywinepal  October 13, 2018

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.  You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.  It is not as complex or expensive as Champagne, but many people want an inexpensive, typically off-dry bubble to share…

Masi Agricola Amarone Vertical tasting

Gustoso, An Amarone Vertical from MASI Agricola S.p.A.

 mywinepal  June 6, 2018

What is Amarone wine? Amarone is a style of Valpolicella wine.  The Valpolicella region is located north of Verona, bordering Lake Garda to the west and by the Lessini Mountains to the east and north. There are 4 styles of winemaking for Valpolicella: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC and Valpolicella DOC. Valpolicella DOC is the lightest bodied…

Wine Meridian

Wine Meridian Italian Wine Tasting Tour

 mywinepal  October 20, 2017

Wine Meridian a web-based wine magazine celebrating Italian wine dropped by Vancouver this week with 20+ wineries and some of their wines from across Italy to sample.  From Piemonte to Puglia, from Sicilia to Veneto, we had plenty of interesting wines to try. I worked my way through Prosecco and other sparkling wines, through many interesting white wines made with…

A Tasting of Wines From Italy

Italian Wines for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 15, 2016

Italian wines can make any day feel like a holiday. But we do have holidays upcoming so here are a few Italian wines that I recently tasted in downtown Vancouver that you may want to consider purchasing.  Of particular note are the white wines made with indigenous grapes you may not have heard of; Carricante and Grillo exclusively grown in…

Wine Meridian

Italy’s Wine Meridian Tour Comes to Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 9, 2016

Did you know that Italy has more than 500 DOCs, more than 2000 Italian grape varieties, and covers nearly 700,000 hectares of vineyards?  That dwarfs BC and all of Canada’s production and grape variety.  Recently Wine Meridian, a wine magazine from Italy brought fifteen wineries to Canada to show us about lesser known, smaller wineries that are in the more…