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How Well Do You Know the Wines of the Rhône Valley? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  February 10, 2024  0 Comments on How Well Do You Know the Wines of the Rhône Valley? Take the Quiz.

The history of Rhône Valley wines dates back to ancient times, with evidence of winemaking in the region dating back to at least 600 BC. The Romans further developed viticulture in the area; over the centuries, the region’s wines gained renown for their quality.  Rhône Valley wines remain popular due to their diverse range of styles, from bold and spicy…

Chateáu La Coste Rosé, Fiol Prosecco Extra Dry, Champagne Roederer Collection 243, Church & State Wines Blanc de Blancs 2018, and Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé x Cepe 2022 wines

Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 6, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by indulging in a delightful experience of sharing sparkling or rosé wines with your significant other. The effervescence of sparkling wines mirrors the joy and excitement of love, making it an ideal choice for a romantic evening.  The light and refreshing nature of sparkling wine and the delicate bubbles on your palate will enhance the…

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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  February 5, 2024  0 Comments on Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity…

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Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

 mywinepal  January 24, 2024  0 Comments on Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, beginning on February 10th, 2024 (Chinese New Year) and concluding on January 28th, 2025.  “In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honour, luck, and success. Consequently, 2024 is forecast to bring about opportunities, changes, and…

Five biodynamic red wines from Gerard Bertrand

Five French Biodynamic Red Wines From Gérard BertrandPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 27, 2023

The Gérard Bertrand winery, nestled in the heart of the Languedoc region in southern France, boasts a rich history steeped in tradition and innovation. Established by Gérard Bertrand, a former rugby star, the winery has consistently pushed the boundaries of winemaking excellence. His first vintage was in 1975, following his father and grandfather Paule Bertrand. One notable aspect of Gérard’s commitment…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

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…

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Demystifying French Wine Labels

 mywinepal  December 8, 2023

Embarking on a journey through the world of French wine is a delightful experience, but deciphering the terms on a wine label can be a daunting task. French wines are not only celebrated for their exquisite flavours but also for the intricate classification systems that define their origin and quality. Let me unravel the mystique behind some key terms found…

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Do You Understand French Wine Labels? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  December 2, 2023

French wine labels may be a mystery to many non-European wine lovers.  The labels follow strict regulations under French law.  Some of the problems may also be the terms on the label written in French.  It does not have to be intimidating.  Once you learn the basics of French wine labels, you will be able to better select the wine…

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A Visit from Rhone Valley Vineyards Wine Makers to Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 29, 2023

Did you know that ten bottles of Rhone Valley wines are consumed every second?  Recently, Rhone Valley Vineyards‘ winemakers visited Vancouver to remind us that they are more than just Syrah and GSM blends.  They also produce white wines, rose wines, and sparkling wines.  I attended a lively presentation from five Rhone winemakers to cover their wines plus remind us…