Tag: Gruner Veltliner

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…

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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,…

Swirl Around BC Trade and Media Tasting Nov 2022

A Few BC VQA Wine Picks from the Swirl Fall Wine Release 2022

 mywinepal  November 13, 2022

This was the first Swirl Around BC trade tasting since the COVID lockdown where you could actually walk around tables, talk to winery principals and have them pour their wines for you.  Earlier in the day, I attended the Masterclass on Expressions of People, Place and Time.  It was quite informative and attendees were able to taste BC wines from…

Hart House Winery Dinner Celebrates BC’s Fort Berens Estate Winery

 mywinepal  October 21, 2022

If you have not had a chance to try the wines from Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet, now is your chance.  Did you know that the climate in Lillooet is very similar to Oliver, in the south Okanagan?  You get ripe grapes with excellent flavour for wine.  You can try their wines at a winery dinner at Burnaby’s Hart…

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…

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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…

A selection of New World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My New World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 25, 2022

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I spent time at the International Festival Tasting room on Thursday and Friday to taste as many wines as possible.  I published my Old World wine selections a few days ago and now it is time to give you my New World wine selections.  New World wines are typically categorized as being from the…

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars Riesling 2020 label

Taste the Wines of O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  May 13, 2022

Please welcome and come visit Lake Country’s O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars at VanWineFest 2022.  Here is info from the winery for you. ~~~ Peak Cellars Owned by local entrepreneur Dennis O’Rourke. Dennis is long-time resident of the Okanagan Valley, having bought property on Juniper Cove Road in Lake Country in 1979. Before building a home on this land, Dennis spent many…

Singletree Winery Siggy 2020 and Gruner Veltliner 2020

Two Aromatic White Wines from Singletree Winery

 mywinepal  April 6, 2022

It’s getting to be time to enjoy aromatic white wines. The cherry blossoms are out and the weather coming up looks to be sunny for several days. I have two white wines from Singletree Winery in the Abbotsford area. Their Singletree Winery Siggy 2020 and Singletree Winery Gruner Veltliner 2020. Let me tell you about them. My Wine Tasting Notes…

Culmina Family Estate Winery and Karat Chocolates for Valentine's Day

Make Valentine’s Sweet with Culmina & Karat Chocolates

 mywinepal  January 19, 2022

If you like chocolate and BC, and need a gift for Valentine’s Day, check out this one from Culmina Family Estate Winery and Karat Chocolates. ~~~ With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Culmina Family Estate Winery would like to help you create the ultimate romantic evening with a delectable wine and chocolate pairing for you to share with your…