Tag: Frescobaldi

Challenge of the Red Titans

Challenge of the Red Titans Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

This seminar, Challenge of the Red Titans, was fun.  It was held Friday afternoon and we had spent the week preceding with serious discussions of Italian wines.  We deserved a dash of fun, but the seminar still provided us with valuable information about Italian red wines.  We learned a bit about how the big Italian blockbuster wineries are reshaping themselves…

Frescobaldi dinner

Frescobaldi: A Tuscan Dynasty Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 2, 2024

My first winery dinner for VanWineFest 2024 was the Tuscan winery, Marchesi Frescobaldi.  This winery has extensive vineyard holdings across Tuscany and into Montalcino.  The Frescobaldi family has been making wine dating back 700 years and spanning over 30 generations. Today the Frescobaldi family owns 11 estates in Italy including 10 in Tuscany and distribute their wines in over 65…

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Chianti Classico Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 8, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Chianti Classico region attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Chianti Classico Wines Nestled in the heart of Tuscany,…

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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…

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

 mywinepal  October 28, 2019

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from indigenous grapes that smell and taste different from the other vitis vinifera that is now so common around the world. …

Okanagan Crush Pad – Raised in Concrete

 mywinepal  May 8, 2011  1 Comment on Okanagan Crush Pad – Raised in Concrete

This week I was invited to some major announcements from Okanagan Crush Pad. OCP was established in 2010 by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. The Crush Pad is located on Switchback Road in Summerland, BC. Their head wine maker is Mr. Michael Bartier. Mr. Alberto Antonini is their consulting viticulturist and wine maker from Italy, and David Scholefield is their…