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MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

 mywinepal  December 25, 2017

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins and minerality in a red wine, or something else. Something that made the wine stand above the other wines.  Could…

Traditional Thanksgiving

10 BC Wines to Celebrate with on Thanksgiving

 mywinepal  October 4, 2017

With all the calamities around us lately, it is an appropriate time to give thanks for what we have, and to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends in Canada.  Whether you enjoy a traditional turkey with stuffing gravy, potatoes, brussel sprouts, and pumpkin pie for dessert, or a ham, or a vegan main dish, there should be a BC wine to…

Discover the Wines of Canada

VanWineFest 2017 – My Canadian Wine Picks Eh

 mywinepal  March 9, 2017

Canada is a big country, with our wine grape growing areas on the limit of possibility, but at the edges of possibility is where you can make exciting wines, I’ve been told.  In the Festival Tasting Room I spent many hours tasting wines from BC, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, and speaking with the winery principals in attendance.  Below are the…

Needle in a haystack courtesy t_buchtele

9 Wines You Should Try at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

 mywinepal  January 23, 2017

Do you know how many wines will be presented at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Room?  Around 800.  Picking wines you really would like to try in your 3 hours of wine tasting would be like finding a needle in a haystack.  I had a chance to try some of the wines that you can find at the Festival,…

Summerhill Organic Riesling 2013

BC Riesling Review – The Tasting Notes

 mywinepal  October 3, 2015  1 Comment on BC Riesling Review – The Tasting Notes

The hard part of the BC Riesling Review is done.  I tasted through 35 wines over a period of 3 months.  I can say that it has been a very interesting experience.  Below are the notes.  I tasted each wine two times.  The first time was as soon as I poured the wine in my glass.  The second time was…

A trio of Harpers Trail Rieslings

My BC Riesling Review Update

 mywinepal  September 2, 2015  1 Comment on My BC Riesling Review Update

With summer holidays and then the extended power outage due to the wind storm this past weekend, I have finally finished tasting through all the 2013-14 vintages of BC Riesling that I received from BC wineries.  Thank you all.  My next step is to enter all my tasting notes into a database.  The database will be broken down by primary…

Wine judges at BC Judgement

The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  August 25, 2015  11 Comments on The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

The Wines of British Columbia shone at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting with Steven Spurrier and DJ Kearney today.  Steven Spurrier, the Consultant Editor at Decanter magazine, headed the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 (which was made into the movie “Bottle Shock”).  The Judgement of Paris carried out two blind tasting comparisons: one of Chardonnays and another of…

SpierHead Riesling 2012

Is BC Riesling Special?

 mywinepal  May 25, 2015  1 Comment on Is BC Riesling Special?

I am a lover of Riesling.  It allows the wine maker to produce wine in many styles, from bone dry, to a lusciously sweet ice wine.  While we here in BC have talked about making very good aromatic white wines, I have not yet seen a systematic analysis of our aromatic grapes, Riesling in particular, and how the wines differ…

The Latest Releases from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella Wineries

 mywinepal  May 11, 2013

With every season, there is either grape growing, harvesting, vinification, aging, or bottling of wine. Recently I was happy to do some tasting in Vancouver of recently bottled wines from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries.  These two wineries from South Okanagan offer different styles of wines; Le Vieux Pin being produced in a more restrained French style, while…