Tag: Fontodi

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2022

 mywinepal  December 16, 2022

Twenty-five wines coming from BC and around the world made it to my near-perfect – star category this year.  I’ve arranged these fantastic wines into BC wines followed by wines from the rest of the world.  Italian wine showed up prominently with my near-perfect wine scores.  Chardonnay showed prominently as well, primarily from BC. You should still be able to…

Chianti Classico Masterclass wines

A Chianti Classico Masterclass with Jason Yamasaki

 mywinepal  October 11, 2022

I was fortunate to be invited to a Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki, the Chianti Classico Ambassador in BC.  Jason spoke to us about the history of the Chianti Classico region, the grape used and the different quality levels of Chianti Classico.  As this was such a wide-ranging masterclass, I am dividing it up into two sections.  In…

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Flavours of Italy at BC Government Liquor Stores

 mywinepal  October 18, 2020

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, together with BC Liquor Stores, is organizing during the month of October another edition of “Flavours of Italy – Celebrating Italian Classics”, an in-store promotion in selected BC Liquors Stores. This edition of “Flavours of Italy” will promote an exclusive selection of 12 Italian classic wines. The promotion will comprise special displays featured in 60…

Vin Santo bottles on ice

Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

 mywinepal  June 11, 2019

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a rosé style known as “Occhio di Pernice” or eye of the partridge. The wines may also be described as straw…

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines in glass at seminar

Digging Deeper into Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

 mywinepal  June 7, 2019

I have talked about the origins of the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines in a previous article, but there is always more to learn.  I was invited to attend a recent Masterclass on Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines and I would like to share some of that knowledge with you, as well as give you my tasting notes on my…

My Top Non-California Wine Picks at #VanWineFest 2013

 mywinepal  March 25, 2013

The first time you walk into the International Festival Tasting Room can be intimidating, with 175 wineries pouring 3 or more wines each, you have at least 525 wines to try.  But over time, you become a wine tasting veteran like me, setting up a strategy, checking out the background of some wineries you may not have heard of before,…

My Vancouver International Wine Festival 2013 Event Picks

 mywinepal  January 7, 2013

The tickets are out for the Vancouver International Wine Festival on January 8.  Which events do you attend?  Well I’m here to help.  BTW, I was told there will be 767 #wine selections in #VanWineFest Tasting Room. 1850 total selections in 55 events. 30,000 bottles to open in all. Wow. My Number 1 Suggestion Your number 1 event to attend is the International Festival…