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MyWinePal’s 5 Star Wine for 2022

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

What are the characteristics of a wine that I rate at 5-stars?   It is a wine that shows good fruit flavour characteristics, is very balanced between fruit/acidity/tannins/sugar (differences between red/white/sparkling/fortified wines), has good structure and longer length, and possible aging…

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2022

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

Twenty-five wines coming from BC and around the world made it to my near-perfect – star category this year.  I’ve arranged these fantastic wines into BC wines followed by wines from the rest of the world.  Italian wine showed up…

Chianti Classico Reserva and Gran Selezione Wines and the New Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive

Chianti Classico Masterclass

This is Part Two of my article covering the Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki.  In Part One I covered the history, and grape varieties used for Chianti Classico, touched on the DOCG quality pyramid, and reviewed a basic…

A Chianti Classico Masterclass with Jason Yamasaki

Chianti Classico Masterclass wines

I was fortunate to be invited to a Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki, the Chianti Classico Ambassador in BC.  Jason spoke to us about the history of the Chianti Classico region, the grape used and the different quality…

A Few Wine Suggestions for Canadian Thanksgiving 2022

Traditional Thanksgiving

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…

Pink Spritz: Bottega Introduces The Non-Alcoholic Spritz

Bottega Zero Rosé wine

You may recognize Bottega Prosecco bottles by their metallic covering.  They developed a non-alcoholic wine called Bottega Sparkling Life Rose, which is available at BC Liquor Stores for $9.79.  But you can use this non-alcoholic wine to also make a…