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Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 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,…

Ciabot Berton Barolo

Barolo Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 12, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Piedmont region that produce Barolo wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Piedmont region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Barolo Wines Barolo wine, often…

4 Chianti Classico wines

Chianti Classico Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 8, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Chianti Classico region attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Chianti Classico Wines Nestled in the heart of Tuscany,…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

 mywinepal  December 19, 2019  1 Comment on MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

This year I had many wines that I tasted this year that almost made my 5-star category; 27 white wines and 45 red wines.  These wines I rated as 4.5-5 stars.  When I check over them again, I can remember how much I enjoyed these wines.  Having a 4.5-5 or a 5-star rating does not mean that you need to…

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

 mywinepal  October 28, 2019

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from indigenous grapes that smell and taste different from the other vitis vinifera that is now so common around the world. …

Barbera cluster (By Agne27 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Do You Like Barbera? Try Some at the VanWineFest!

 mywinepal  February 16, 2016

Italy has a plethora of indigenous grapes.  Some maybe well known to you, like Sangiovese or Nebbiolo, but others, like Barbera may not be too familiar.  I would like to let you know a little bit about the red Barbera grape, as many Italian wineries will be pouring wine for you from this grape during the International Festival tasting during…

Northern Italy map

Meet My Italian Friends Kris and Briccotondo

 mywinepal  May 26, 2015

It’s nice having friends. My latest two friends that I was introduced to by Trialto Wine Group hail from Italy; KRIS is from delle Venezie and Briccotondo from Piemonte.  Both like to enjoy food and wine experiences, and hope you enjoy them too. KRIS is KRIS Pinot Grigio IGT, 2013 from the delle Venezie region, which is known for their…