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Australia Up Close 2019: My Wine Picks

 mywinepal  May 12, 2019  2 Comments on Australia Up Close 2019: My Wine Picks

A contingent of Australian wineries visited Vancouver recently to show off their latest releases of red and white wines.  There was, of course, many bottles of Shiraz to taste, but also cooler climate wines like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Did you know that there are 65 wine regions in Australia?  Many are in the southeast corner of Australia covering the…

Australia Up Close booklet

Australian Wine Up Close

 mywinepal  July 3, 2017

Australia is a large country with diverse climates and unique terroirs. There is for example the Terra Rossa, red soil, in the Coonawarra Valley which makes exceptional Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Or the cooler climate of the Hunter Valley, making expressive Semillon which can age for many years. Or Margaret River in Western Australia, which has been said to have…

So You Say You Want a Wine Revolution?

 mywinepal  May 22, 2016

You know we all want to change the world, and wine making is one of those areas that has been undergoing a revolution to past wine making techniques recently.  I attended a seminar on the past, present, and future of Australian wine making, and it was interesting to see changes that are going on in this country, but it can…

A vertical of 3 Semillon from Australia

Australian Semillon and More at Dish N’ Dazzle

 mywinepal  May 3, 2016

Question: What does Australian Semillon have to do with BC Hospitality Foundation?  Answer: Dish N’ Dazzle.  Dish N’ Dazzle is a public charity event where the funds raised are used to support individuals in the hospitality industry that are coping with a financial crisis arising from a medical condition or injury.  The Aussie twist are all wines for this event are…

East Meets West Australia at West

Australia: East Meets West at West Restaurant

 mywinepal  February 25, 2015

Australia is a big country, from east to west covering 4000 km, which in Canadian terms would be about the distance from Calgary to Quebec City.  As with Canada’s east and west coasts, there is a difference in climate, there is also in Australia.  This dinner, this evening we discovered the regional differences between Australia’s west coast – Margaret River…

Enjoying Tyrrell’s Wines at the Australian Wine Appreciation Society

 mywinepal  October 1, 2012  1 Comment on Enjoying Tyrrell’s Wines at the Australian Wine Appreciation Society

This was my first wine maker dinner with the Australian Wine Appreciation Society.  Held at the Fish House in Stanley Park, Mr. Bruce Tyrrell from Tyrrell’s Wines regaled us with stories of his family’s past and about the wines we were about to enjoy that evening. Although the Tyrrell family established themselves in Australia in 1858, it wasn’t until the…