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i4C Taste of Terroir with Peller Estates

 mywinepal  July 31, 2017

As part of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration held in Niagara-on-the-Lake were lunches.  I was lucky to be able to attend the Peller Estates i4C Taste of Terroir.  A multi-course lunch with Chardonnay from around the world. This is the first time I visited Peller Estates, and I must say that their tasting room and restaurant is quite spectacular….

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Interviewing Wine Maker Randy Picton from Nk’Mip at VanWineFest 2017

 mywinepal  March 16, 2017

Who is Randy Picton? Randy Picton is the head wine maker at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America.  How did he get this position?  What did he do and which winery did he work at before moving to Nk’Mip? Did you know that Randy submitted 14 different wines to the 2012 Wine Access awards and walked away…

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Interviewing Wine Maker Bruce Nicholson from Inniskillin at VanWineFest 2017

 mywinepal  March 13, 2017

Who is Bruce Nicholson? Bruce Nicholson joined Inniskillin Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake as Wine maker on January 1, 2007, after working for 20 years in the Okanagan where he was the first wine maker, and then became the Senior Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate in British Columbia. Half of Bruce’s awards in 2012 were for ice wine.  Does he want to be…

A Top Notch Experience at The Shore Club in Toronto

 mywinepal  July 3, 2013

Walking down the hallway, of The Shore Club in Toronto,  with plush carpeting underfoot,  past the wall of wines behind glass case I knew this was going to be an exceptional experience.  The interior of the restaurant in dark colours, with solid wood tables and subdued lighting tells everyone to relax and enjoy a quality time at the restaurant. My…

Celebrating the Taste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner 2012

 mywinepal  November 13, 2012

This is my second year at the Taste of Tulalip. Last year I was getting my feet wet, trying to learn the ropes.  Here is the  link to my Celebration Dinner notes last year.  This year, I came prepared with a plan, and how to pace myself.  The Taste of Tulalip starts off with the Friday evening Celebration Dinner, where…

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Harmony at Summerhill Wines with Ezra Cipes

 mywinepal  September 23, 2012  3 Comments on Harmony at Summerhill Wines with Ezra Cipes

When you talk with visitors to the Okanagan, most will say they want to visit Summerhill Winery and see their pyramid, where they partially age all their wines. Some may say they also want to visit because it uses biodynamic farming methods.  I sat down with Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill, and son of the founder, Stephen Cipes, at a restaurant…