Tag: Kim Crawford

A mimosa

Mimosas for National Mimosa Day and Mother’s Day

 mywinepal  May 9, 2023

I received in my email info about how we like our mimosas and followed that info with four different mimosa recipes for National Mimosa Day on May 16. I think that these recipes also offer great suggestions on how to treat your spouse or your mom on Mother’s Day.  The wines listed below are all available at BC Liquor stores….

The New Zealand Wine Diaries - Sauvignon Blanc speakers

Sauvignon Blanc – Get Past the Gooseberry, Let’s Talk About New Zealand Wine

 mywinepal  May 4, 2020

The first wine you probably tasted from New Zealand was probably Sauvignon Blanc, and probably it was from Cloudy Bay from the Marlborough region.  People know this wine style and recognize it as being from New Zealand.  But are consumer and sommelier’s expectations changing with regard to this wine from New Zealand?  I attended an online wine seminar about New…

Flavours of NZ brochure

The Latest Kiwi Wines Here to Enjoy in BC

 mywinepal  May 13, 2018

Did you know the first recorded planting of grapevines in New Zealand was at the Bay of Islands in 1819?  Wine was being made by Scottish, French, and Croatians making a new life in New Zealand.  But powdery mildew, phylloxera, and prohibitionists together brought a halt to wine production.  In the early and mid-1900’s wine production grew very slowly, but the…

5 Favourite Wines in Ontario

Bestselling Wines in Canada and Their Point Rating

 mywinepal  September 30, 2017  2 Comments on Bestselling Wines in Canada and Their Point Rating

Why are people so hung up with the 100-point wine scale and the wine they are buying?  Do you want to drink 100-point wines every day?  Besides the possibility of prohibitive pricing, the wines may be 100-point rated, but may be recommended to age for another 5-10-20 years.  Are you willing to wait that long?  I have read somewhere that…

ebo restaurant

A Gem in Burnaby – e.b.o. Restaurant

 mywinepal  August 24, 2016

When you want to go out for an upscale dinner where do you go?  Probably downtown Vancouver; maybe West Vancouver; or North Granville.  What about Burnaby?  There are not too many restaurants I can think of in Burnaby that I would categorize as a place for a special dinner. One of the Burnaby restaurants that you may want to consider…

Cornucopia 2015 Craft Beer for Wine Lovers

Cornucopia 2015: Craft Beer for Wine Lovers?

 mywinepal  November 17, 2015

Beer and wine lovers; dog and cat lovers. Can they co-exist or appreciate each other? That latter question was tackled at the Cornucopia seminar on “Craft Beer for Wine Lovers“. I must admit that I do appreciate beer, so it was not a hard sell for me, and I think the other people in the seminar also found beers that…

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – World Wine Reviews

 mywinepal  April 20, 2011

This Part 2 of my review of my picks from the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.  Part 1 covered the wines of Spain.  Part 2 is the rest of the world. Again, there are so many wines at the tasting, and so little time, I’m sure I missed many great wines.  If you tasted some that I didn’t list, please…