Tag: Fort Berens Estate Winery

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

 mywinepal  November 8, 2022

Wines evolve with time in the bottle.  People talk about how they drink their aged Bordeaux and Burgundy wines.  Never drinking them young.  In BC many people think that our wines are best enjoyed young.  Not thinking about ageing them for a few years, or longer. This masterclass by the Wines of British Columbia had us taste a young and…

Hart House Winery Dinner Celebrates BC’s Fort Berens Estate Winery

 mywinepal  October 21, 2022

If you have not had a chance to try the wines from Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet, now is your chance.  Did you know that the climate in Lillooet is very similar to Oliver, in the south Okanagan?  You get ripe grapes with excellent flavour for wine.  You can try their wines at a winery dinner at Burnaby’s Hart…

Fort Berens award

Fort Berens Estate Winery #3 Small Winery in Canada

 mywinepal  August 5, 2022

I’ve been telling my readers about Lillooet and Fort Berens Estate Winery for many years.  Excellent wines.  Now they have a new batch of awards from WineAlign’s latest competition.  Here is the press release from Fort Berens.  Go out and buy their wines. ~~~ LILLOOET, BC – The good news for Lillooet’s Fort Berens Estate Winery came in over several…

Wine Align 2022 Awards

Canadian WineAlign Awards for 2022

 mywinepal  July 29, 2022

We all like to receive awards.  Knowing that we are good, or the best at something.  Fastest runner at the 100-yard dash, smartest in math, etc. when we are in school.  Then industry awards when we go to work.  There are many wine awards around the world, but for Canadian wineries, being recognized by a local agency, like WineAlign, means…

Fort Berens Lytton Strong Special Edition Pinot Gris

Fort Berens Estate Winery’s Lytton Strong Fundraiser Starts June 3

 mywinepal  June 3, 2022

The fire that ripped through Lytton burning it to the ground was terrible.  But Lytton is strong and will rebuild.  To help with rebuilding, Fort Berens Estate Winery is offering a special edition Pinot Gris between June 3-12, 2022 to raise funds for Lytton.  Here is the announcement from the winery.  June 3 is here so start buying this wine…

Local Flights tasting

Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

 mywinepal  September 12, 2021

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to guess who some of the people are.  Luckily we were able to connect and share a few stories before we…

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How You Can Enjoy Wine, Beer, or Spirits and Support the BC Hospitality Foundation

 mywinepal  May 8, 2020

As you may know hospitality workers in BC have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  They can fortunately get CERB money from the Federal government.  But there are also hospitality workers that suffer from severe illness and need more support.  This is where the BC Hospitality Foundation comes in.  Donations to the BCHF go towards hospitality workers facing financial…

Colour VQA Fall tasting 2019

Top Drops from BC VQA Fall COLOUR Tasting

 mywinepal  September 23, 2019

Every Fall we have the Colours Fall Release of BC VQA wines.  Over the last year, what changes has there been to our vineyards, grape varieties, and the number of wineries? Comparing the tasting booklet from both years by the BC Wine Institute we know: there are 10 more wineries, and 299 more acres of vineyards. that Merlot, Pinot Noir,…