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Tomato Wheels Reggiano DOC Lambrusco label

Tasting Tomato Wheels Reggiano DOC LambruscoPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 28, 2023  0 Comments on Tasting Tomato Wheels Reggiano DOC LambruscoPR SAMPLE 

Lambrusco is a sparkling red wine from Emilia-Romagna, Italy, that you may have heard of, but never tasted.  In the past, there were low-quality sweet versions of this wine in the market, but in recent years the quality of Lambrusco has increased and we are getting nice examples in our market.  I received a bottle of Tomato Wheels Reggiano DOC…

EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale

Kick Off October’s BC Craft Beer Month with EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale

 mywinepal  October 4, 2022

Have you ever tried BC craft beer that has some fruit flavour, like peaches?  I enjoy that mix of fruitiness with the hops in the beer.  We have a special limited-edition beer to enjoy in BC called the EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale.  Press release below.  Enjoy. ~~~ October 3, 2022 (Vancouver, B.C.): The EXPLORE BC Beer Series, brought to…

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BCHF Hospitality Charity Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

 mywinepal  March 18, 2022

Do you work in the hospitality industry in BC? There are several scholarships available to help you in your career through the BC Hospitality Foundation.  Some of the scholarships have a closing date of March 31, 2022, so if you are interested apply by that date.  There are also targeted scholarships for Indigenous and LGBT2Q+ hospitality workers.  Here is the…

Casale del Giglio Cesanese IGT 2018 and Matidia Cesanese IGT 2017

Casale del Giglio and the Indigenous Cesanese Grape

 mywinepal  August 25, 2020

Have you tried any Italian wines made with the Cesanese grape?  Probably not, but Casale del Giglio from the Lazio region of Italy is trying to bring this red grape some recognition. Cesanese is a low yield, late-ripening variety which lends itself to late harvesting. Each cluster is small, sparse and elongated, the berries oval and medium-sized. Their harvest does…

Casale del Giglio Faro Della Guardia Biancolella di Ponza Lazio IGT 2019 label

Casale del Giglio and the Biancolella di Ponza Indigenous Grape

 mywinepal  August 11, 2020

Another indigenous Italian grape for you.  This one is the Biancolella of Ponza.  According to Casale del Giglio, “The Biancolella grape was introduced to the Island of Ponza from the Island of Ischia (in the Bay of Naples) during the 18th century, when the city was ruled by the Bourbon monarchs. Cultivation of the grape in the Lazio region is…

Casale del Giglio wine label

Casale del Giglio from Lazio to Vancouver

 mywinepal  June 1, 2020

Who is Casale del Giglio? Have you heard of Casale del Giglio?  They are an iconic brand located 50km south of Rome that is well known in Rome and Lazio.  Of interest is that they are working with the almost forgotten indigenous vines of Lazio. These include coastal varieties such as the Biancolella of Ponza, the Bellone of Anzio, and the…

Costasera Contemporary Art MASI Costasera overlay for 2000 label

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art Features Indigenous BC Artist Susan A. Point

 mywinepal  May 8, 2018

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art and Indigenous Artist Susan A. Point As MASI notes ” The term “culture” has its origins in the verb “to cultivate”: cultivation of the land is the expression of thousands of years of a people’s knowledge, a knowledge passed on from generation to generation and evolving continuously. So it’s no surprise that two expressions of culture such…

Indigenous World Wines Please the Palate

 mywinepal  September 13, 2017

The first indigenous-run winery in BC is Nk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos, and it has been that way for several years, until recently. Robert Louie served as the Chief of the Westbank First Nation until 2016, but in 2011, he and his wife Bernice met wine maker Jason Parkes and together they started BC’s second indigenous winery: Indigenous World Winery.  The…

Samantha Rahn

Let’s Talk about Samantha Syrah and Haywire Free Form Wines

 mywinepal  December 12, 2014

Okanagan Crush Pad seems to be coming up with lots of small production wines, trying different things with different grapes, people, and inspiration.  This article is about two of their latest wines; Haywire Free Form and Samantha Syrah. About Haywire Free Form I was immediately intrigued when I read about this wine as the wine maker’s rolled the dice and…