Tag: food and wine pairing

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2021 and Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024  0 Comments on Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 

Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, June 16, 2024, are Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively. Did you know that Mother’s Day has its origins in the United States, where it was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, while the first Father’s Day was started by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd and was first…

Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer's Blend

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

 mywinepal  May 5, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

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…

Ontario wines for gifts

Why Canadian Red Wines Are the Perfect Choice for Your Next GiftSponsored 

 mywinepal  March 11, 2024

When it comes to selecting the ideal gift for a party or special occasion, Canadian red wines stand out as a delightful choice that combines quality, versatility, and a touch of patriotism. With our unique characteristics shaped by cooler climates and a growing appreciation for local produce, Canadian red wines offer an exceptional experience that’s worth sharing. Here’s why Canadian…

Wine and food celebration

The 2024 New Year Mixed Case Quiz

 mywinepal  January 6, 2024

Instead of starting the New Year with a quiz on one topic, I thought I’d give you a “mixed case” to savour.  There are questions about wine, spirits, and food pairing.  So you need to be a well-rounded epicurean.  Also, I will be posting quizzes this year every other week.  Have fun with this 5-question quiz.

A Dinner with Marqués de Riscal at Homer St Cafe

A Dinner with Marqués de Riscal at Homer St Cafe for VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 8, 2023

One of the world’s best vineyards, Marqués de Riscal lives by wine and lives for wine. I joined Brand Ambassador José Luis Maguro Jr. at this perfectly paired dinner dedicated to the shared love of wine. The evening began with canapés, followed by a four-course dinner exquisitely prepared by the team at Homer St. Cafe and Bar. Let me get…

Sena wine and menu at Black + Blue

A Luncheon at Black + Blue With Chile’s Iconic Seña Wines

 mywinepal  February 6, 2023

I was fortunate to be invited to taste two vintages of Seña wines from Chile paired with dishes at Black + Blue restaurant in downtown Vancouver.  The wine luncheon and tasting was led by Mr. Michel Couttolenc, Fine Wines Director for Viñedo Chadwick and Seña. Seña is a joint venture winery started in 1995 between Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi and Chile’s…

Wine Time book cover

Book Review: Wine Time: 70+ Recipes for Simple Bites That Pair Perfectly With Wine

 mywinepal  February 1, 2023

Barbara Scott-Goodman is “a cookbook author, food writer, and content creator and an art director and designer of cookbooks, lifestyle books, food publications, videos, and websites…” and I am glad I stumbled across her book, Wine Time: 70+ Recipes for Simple Bits That Pair Perfectly With Wine.  Have you ever been invited to a party and asked to bring an…

Saintly, the good rosé and the good sparkling rosé 2021

Two Rosé Saintly Wines Are Candidates for Valentine’s Day

 mywinepal  January 18, 2023

Are you a saint? Maybe in January, starting off the New Year. But whether you are or not, and want to enjoy some fun rose wines, then Saintly Wines may be on your radar. I received these two rose wines which are made by Okanagan’s Saintly Wines to review. I have the Saintly, the good rosé 2021 and the Saintly,…

Elevate Your Football Party Menu with Champagne Pairings!

 mywinepal  August 31, 2022

With the CFL season underway and NFL to start, you may wonder what to drink when you watch the game. Beer?  No, Champagne!  Here is some information from the Comite Champagne about how you can pair Champagne with different snacks while you watch football.  Enjoy! ~~~ Champagne might seem like an untraditional choice to drink while watching the game, but…

Champagne and pate (Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay)

Enjoy Champagne During The Summer With These Food Pairing Suggestions

 mywinepal  May 15, 2022

Sparkling wine is very versatile to pair with many foods.  But some people may not think that applies to Champagne.  But it does.  Champagne comes in many different styles giving you many opportunities to try a bottle with something that you have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or with snacks on your patio.  Here are a few suggestions from Comité…