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A Few Canada Day Wine Suggestions

 mywinepal  July 1, 2022

The Canada Day long weekend celebration is on with picnics and bbqs and generally getting together with friends and family.  Enjoying this scene with BC wine would make it even better in my opinion.  Below is a list of BC wines I tasted recently that I think would be nice to have this long weekend.  Enjoy. A Few Suggested BC…

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

Okanagan Crush Pad Free Form Blanc de Noir 2018 and Narrative XC Sparkling 2019

2 BC Sparkling Wines for Mother’s Day

 mywinepal  May 7, 2022

Mother’s Day is this weekend. Have you bought your mom a bottle of BC sparkling wine yet? Here are two bottles that she should enjoy from Okanagan Crush Pad. The Free Form Blanc de Noir 2018 is made from organic Pinot Noir grapes and zero dosage (no added sugar before the bottle is sealed for sale), and the Narrative XC…

Okanagan Crush Pad free form Cabernet Franc Rosé and Cabernet Franc 2019

Let’s Compare Okanagan Crush Pad’s free form Cabernet Franc and Rosé Style Wines

 mywinepal  July 18, 2021

Have you ever wanted to compare a Red and a Rosé wine made by the same winery and the same vintage? What are the differences and similarities between the two wines? I had that chance with Okanagan Crush Pad free form Cabernet Franc 2019 and Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019. Both come from an organically farmed vineyard in Osoyoos. One thing…

Okanagan Crush Pad free form Vin Gris and Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019

Summertime and Two BC White Wines from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  June 28, 2021

It is so hot outside, I decided to open two bottles of white BC wine made by Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. The 2 bottles are 1. Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019 and 2. free form Vin Gris 2019. In case you have not heard about Vin Gris, it is a very light Rosé wine made from red grapes. This Vin…

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

 mywinepal  January 11, 2019

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you want to make sure you try?  California is the theme region, so there will be more wineries from there, compared…

Free Form wines

Okanagan Crush Pad Launches Free Form Brand in Celebration of its Newly Certified Organic Winery Cellar

 mywinepal  July 27, 2018

Besides the fires that you have been hearing about the Okanagan in the news, other wine-related things are happening, such as Okanagan Crush Pad launching a new brand, Free Form, to celebrate their cellar being certified organic.  Below is their press release. Congratulations! ~~~ [Summerland, BC] Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) proudly announces the launch of a new label, Free Form, in conjunction with the…

3 BC Pinot Noirs for Farm Friends

3 BC Pinot Noirs: More Farm Friends Wines For You

 mywinepal  April 18, 2018

With Kinder Morgan considering their decision to continue with their oil pipeline to the Vancouver Lower Mainland to be made by May 31, 2018, the rhetoric between the Alberta and BC governments has ramped up.  In February, the Alberta government restricted the import of BC wines into Alberta.  Farm Friends, organized by several BC wineries in response to the boycott…

Riesling grapes

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 2

 mywinepal  February 27, 2017

In Part 1 of this article, I covered the comments and insights of wine makers and hands-on owners in BC, Ontario, and Germany on the heartbreak and backache from growing and making wine from the Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.  In Part 2, I have my tasting notes on the wines from these winery principals. Our Featured Wines Haywire Narrative…

Samantha Rahn

Let’s Talk about Samantha Syrah and Haywire Free Form Wines

 mywinepal  December 12, 2014

Okanagan Crush Pad seems to be coming up with lots of small production wines, trying different things with different grapes, people, and inspiration.  This article is about two of their latest wines; Haywire Free Form and Samantha Syrah. About Haywire Free Form I was immediately intrigued when I read about this wine as the wine maker’s rolled the dice and…