Tag: Japan


Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

 mywinepal  January 24, 2024

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, beginning on February 10th, 2024 (Chinese New Year) and concluding on January 28th, 2025.  “In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honour, luck, and success. Consequently, 2024 is forecast to bring about opportunities, changes, and…

A variety of sake

Types of Sake and Pairing Food With Sake

 mywinepal  February 22, 2023  2 Comments on Types of Sake and Pairing Food With Sake

I am not an expert in sake, but I would like to know more about the different styles of sake, plus how to pair sake with food.  So, I’ve been doing research online and would like to start off by telling you about what I learned about the different types of sake and pairing food with sake. Sake Background Sake…

Top Drop Vancouver

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

 mywinepal  May 8, 2022

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and status in order for them to be invited so that you know you are going to enjoy premium wines. Yes,…

Wine On Earth Taste-A-Thon

Global Wine Coalition To Host Inaugural “Wine On Earth Taste-A-Thon” On June 17

 mywinepal  June 12, 2020

How would you like to do a guided virtual wine tasting from the Champagne region in France or with someone in Napa Valley, California?  You can on June 17 through the “Wine on Earth Taste-A-Thon”.  Here is the press release about this global wine event. ~~~ A series of virtual tastings hosted by 16 wine regions from Australia, France, Italy, Japan,…

Pairing Japanese Dishes with Italian Wine?

 mywinepal  June 26, 2017

We have heard about fusion cuisine; mixing elements of French dishes with Mexican spices, for example.  But have you considered fusion also as the pairing of cuisine from one region with the wine from another region?  Recently I and a few other wine and food writers sampled the pairing of Japanese food from Miku Restaurant in Vancouver, with Valpolicella and…