Tag: dinner

Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer's Blend

Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 5, 2024

My first BBQ of 2024 was a few days ago. I grilled steak and opened a bottle of Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend red wine from Sonoma, California. It is a blend of 30% Petite Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 15% Teroldego, and 5% other reds. Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time…

Karl MyWinePal at the VanWineFest 2024 kickoff

Tutto Finito. All My VanWineFest 2024 Articles For You

 mywinepal  March 30, 2024

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024 had lots of wonderful wines and events to attend.  I spent most of my time in the Festival Tasting Room sipping Italian wines and speaking with the Italian winery principals.  I did also attend some seminars and dinners.  Below is a list of all the articles that I wrote for VanWineFest 2024.  Have fun…

Karl MyWinePal with Barone Ricasoli

32 Generations in Chianti Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 11, 2024

For VanWineFest 2024, I joined Barone Francesco Ricasoli from Tuscany for an unforgettable dinner featuring his Chianti Classico wines paired with traditional Tuscan fare prepared by the culinary team at Italian Kitchen.  The Barone provided us with background to his family winery as well as information about each wine.  He is the 32nd Barone of the family, living in the…

Champagne Bollinger at Provence Marinaside

Ring In the New Year with Budget-Friendly Celebration at Provence Marinaside

 mywinepal  December 11, 2023

If you are still thinking about what to do for a New Year’s celebration, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is offering a fantastic option.  Here is their press release. ~~~~~~~~~~ (Vancouver, BC) – The classic song asks “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” There are so many options out there it’s hard to choose, however one that is worthy of…

Il Molino di Grace Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Il Molino di Grace’s Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 With PorchettaPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 6, 2023

If you prefer organic wines, and enjoy Chianti Classico, then you should try Il Molino di Grace‘s Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018.  If the name of the winery sounds familiar, it is because I posted an article about this winery visiting VanWineFest 2024.  My tasting notes below will give you an idea of the quality of their wines. …

Osoyoos Larose wines in decanters

A Winemaker Dinner with Michael Kullman of Osoyoos Larose at L’Abbatoir

 mywinepal  April 8, 2023

Okanagan’s Osoyoos Larose is well known for their top-tier Le Grand Vin and their second-tier wine, Petales d’Osoyoos.  Their inaugural wine, Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2001, exceeded all expectations at home and abroad.  Myself and a group of other media and sommeliers were invited to sit down for a casual dinner with winemaker Michael Kullman to taste through some…

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Suggestions for Attending VanWineFest 2023 Events

 mywinepal  February 8, 2023

The schedule for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023 has been posted.  There are dinners, seminars, minglers, trade events, and of course the International Festival Tasting room where you will be able to taste the wines from all 151 participating wineries.  But which to choose?  I have a few suggestions for you. First, you should attend the International Festival Tasting…

Chronos Pinot Gris 2021 and Cabernet Franc 2020

2 Chronos Wines to Celebrate the Holidays

 mywinepal  December 12, 2022

If you were to bring two wines to a dinner party over the holiday season, I might suggest these two wines from the Time Family of Wines. Their Chronos Pinot Gris 2021 and Chronos Cabernet Franc 2020 are very accessible and I think food friendly.  Let me tell you about them. My Wine Tasting Notes Chronos Pinot Gris 2021 (BC…

Biodynamic wines from Domaine de l'R

Two Winemaker’s Dinners with Biodynamic Trailblazer Frédéric Sigonneau of Domaine de l’R

 mywinepal  November 10, 2022

Have you ever had a chance to taste a wine made from biodynamic methods in the vineyard and at the winery?  I have found that biodynamic wines have a brightness or liveliness to them. You have an opportunity to enjoy a winemaker dinner with Frédéric Sigonneau of Loire’s Domaine de l’R.  There will be two dinners; one in Victoria and…

Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018

 mywinepal  October 31, 2022

I make a grilled rack of lamb once a year and usually enjoy a Pinot Noir or juicy Merlot with it. But today as the lamb was grilling I decided to try a bottle of Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018. The grapes come from the Okanagan Valley with the wine spending 26 months in new and neutral oak…