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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…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

stellar jay sparkling rose

Cheers to Rosé Wines and National Rosé Day

 mywinepal  May 25, 2023

June 10 is National Rosé Day, but what do you know about Rosé wines?  Here’s some background so you can further appreciate these wines and toast a glass or two on June 10. What are Rosé Wines? Rosé wines, often referred to as rosé, are a category of wines that bridge the gap between red and white wines. They are…

Data analysis

Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor coat of arms

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,…

Easter dinner

A Dozen BC VQA Wines for Easter 2023

 mywinepal  April 6, 2023

Easter weekend is coming up for many people around the world.  There are many traditions besides the Easter celebrations among different faiths but enjoying meals with family and friends is a big part of each of them.  Here are 6 BC VQA white and 6 BC VQA red wines that I reviewed from Fall 2022 till now that I think…

Haywire Winery Gamay 2021

Quick Review: Haywire Winery Gamay 2021

 mywinepal  April 4, 2023

Gamay Noir typically makes juicy low tannin wines that are fun to drink.  Gamay originally comes from Beaujolais, an area south of Burgundy, where another low-tannin red grape, Pinot Noir, originated.  BC makes quality Gamay Noir wines.  I recently tasted the Haywire Winery Gamay 2021, which fits into this juicy berry, fun-to-drink category.   Let me tell you about it. My…

Traditional Thanksgiving

A Few Wine Suggestions for Canadian Thanksgiving 2022

 mywinepal  October 5, 2022

Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 10, 2022.  You may be making a list of ingredients to buy for your Thanksgiving dinner.  A traditional / historical dinner with turkey or ham, brussel sprouts, yam, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Or you may go other ways with roast beef, salmon, Beyond Meat, or other meat substitutes.  I like to think of…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega and Quill Rosé 2021

Two Summer Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  August 4, 2022

Here are two BC wines for your summer enjoyment. Carpe diem as we are already into August! The two wines are from Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. I tasted their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega 2021 and their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Rosé 2021. The Rosé is made from 100% Gamay Noir grapes. Both…

Stag's Hollow Simply Noir 2020 and Steelhead Trout Pairing

Stag’s Hollow Simply Noir 2020 and Steelhead Trout Pairing

 mywinepal  July 3, 2022

This is one of the best food and wine pairings that I will remember for a long time. I opened a bottle of Stag’s Hollow Winery Simply Noir 2020 wine and paired it with a grilled filet of steelhead trout from Fisherman’s Market in Burnaby Heights. The trout was recommended to me by Chef Tyrone at the shop. He said…