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Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut NV

Enjoy Prosecco Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 15, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Veneto region that produce Prosecco wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  Prosecco has been a growing segment of sparkling wine and wine in general. But what do you know about Prosecco?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Venteo region producing Prosecco that you can visit at the…

Singletree Winery Merryfield 2016 and Masottina Rosé Brut Prosecco sparkling wines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sparkling Wine

 mywinepal  February 7, 2023

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly.  Sparkling wine is always a nice treat on this special day.  I have two sparkling wines that I tasted that I think you would enjoy.  BC’s Singletree Winery offers their Traditional Method sparkling wine, Merryfield 2016.  Merryfield is made from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir grapes.  The wine spends 24 months on its…

Simone Nalesso from Villa Sandi at VanWineFest 2022

A Video Interview with Villa Sandi at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  May 29, 2022

During the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022, in the International Festival Tasting room, part of the time I spent interviewing winery principals from BC and around the world.  The first person I interviewed was Simone Nalesso, Export Area Manager, from Villa Sandi, a very well-known Italian winery making Prosecco.  Simone spilled a secret about how they produce their Prosecco.  Here…

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

 mywinepal  October 13, 2018

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.  You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.  It is not as complex or expensive as Champagne, but many people want an inexpensive, typically off-dry bubble to share…

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco_Superiore

8 Prosecco Superiore For You To Try

 mywinepal  June 17, 2017

Prosecco is the hot sparkling wine in the world.  According to Vinexpo CEO, Guillaume Deglise, “Prosecco sales would outgrow all other types of sparkling wine, increasing by over 36% over the next five years from 25.2m cases to 34.4m cases (or 412.8m bottles), giving the Italian fizz a 9.2% share of the global sparkling wine market.” Where is Prosecco Made?…

Cantina Beato Bartolomeo da Breganze Rosa di Sera Vino Spumante Extra Dry

My Valentines Day Sparkling Wine Pick for 2016

 mywinepal  January 29, 2016

Every year around this time I start to look at past tasting notes and recent tastings here in Vancouver looking for a celebratory wine for Valentine’s Day.  This year, I found a sparkling rose wine for you from Italy.  The land of wine and love. Cantina Beato Bartolomeo da Breganze Rosa di Sera Vino Spumante Extra Dry, NV, Italy ($18.49) – Made…

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A Taste of Italian Wines, A Hint of What is Yet to Come

 mywinepal  November 4, 2015

How many wine regions are there in Italy?  You can probably think of Tuscany, Piemonte, and Veneto, but there are many more.  In total, Italy has 20 wine regions.  These regions are (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_wine): Aosta Valley Piemonte Liguria Lombardia Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Friuli-Venezia Giulia Veneto Emilia-Romagna Toscana Marche Umbria Lazio Sardinia Abruzzo Molise Campania Basilicata Puglia Calabria Sicily These regions are…

Champagne Gatinois Ay Grand Cru Brut Tradition

6 Must Try Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 16, 2014

The Christmas holidays and New Years Eve are fast approaching, and with that, you will probably be invited to parties, or invite people over to your party.  But what wines to serve?  I always like to have at least one sparkling wine at my parties, usually served at the start of the evening.  There are a ton of choices of…

Vaporetto No 8 Prosecco

Have You Tried Vaporetto No. 8 Prosecco?

 mywinepal  August 28, 2014

Prosecco is one of the sparkling wines coming out of Italy, and probably the most well-known.  There are different levels of quality, with of course different price points.  I have been told that some retail shops and hair salons in Italy that each customer is handed a glass of prosecco to sip while they shop or get quaffed.  Prosecco may…