Tag: Lambrusco

Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

While Italy has been known to produce robust, hearty reds, many of the country’s greatest wines offer a lighter touch without sacrificing flavour. This seminar, “Italy’s Lightness of Being”, led by Filippo Bartolotta and Michaela Morris, took us through sparkling wines, white wines with texture, and much more.  Winery principals, Fabio Bosio, Tommaso Chiarli, Daniel Grace, Stefano Inama, Nicola Mazzella,…

Italy Reimagined placemat with wine glasses

Italy Reimagined Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 18, 2024

Although Italy contributes approximately 20% of the world’s wine, it remains a relative mystery to many people, due to unfamiliar grape varieties and wine region names.  Wine journalist and educator Filippo Bartolotta led us exploring the rich history, modern innovation, and the renaissance of Italian classic wine styles shaping the current identity of this historical wine region.  The winery principals…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

Gran Appasso

Say Ciao to Gran Appasso by Femar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  November 21, 2023

One of the newer Italian wineries, FEMAR VINI SRL, formed in the 1990s.  They are in the Apulia region of Italy and will be attending VanWineFest 2024 to let us try their wines.  They use an appassimento method where they dry the grapes.  Other wineries pick the grapes and dry the grapes in bins/racks.  FEMAR lets the grapes dry on…

Tomato Wheels Reggiano DOC Lambrusco label

Tasting Tomato Wheels Reggiano DOC LambruscoPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 28, 2023

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…

Gambero Rosso poster

Ciao Amici, My Gambero Rosso 2023 Favourites

 mywinepal  June 6, 2023

Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian Wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.  With these Tre Bicchieri wines, Gambero Rosso visits select cities around the world…

Monte Creek Ranch Sparkling 2019 and Sparkling Rosé 2019

Try 2 Sparkling Wines from Monte Creek Ranch this Summer

 mywinepal  August 6, 2020

When we drink wine, we probably think of wines made from vitis vinifera grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah.  But there are grapes that are a hybrid between vitis vinifera and another vitis species, such as labrusca or riparia. Why would you do this?  One reason is to make the vine more resistant to cold winters which…

Winemaker's CUT BOHO Beat and Zen and Bohemian Cuvee rouge wine

BOHO and Bohemian Wines from Winemaker’s CUT For You

 mywinepal  May 25, 2020

I have 3 “Bohemian” wines for you from Winemaker’s CUT in the south Okanagan to tell you about.  Have you ever tried Lambrusco wine?  One of the BOHO wines by Winemaker’s CUT reminds me of it.  BOHO wines are a naturally made wine style that use wild an organic yeast to ferment these wines.  Winemaker’s CUT makes 2 BOHO wines;…

Emilia Romagna Native Grapes masterclass

Emilia-Romagna’s Native Grapes Masterclass at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 7, 2020

What do you know about the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy?  Where is it located?  Are there any foods or wines that are special in this area?  This is what I came to learn about the Emilia-Romagna Native Grapes masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. I did see a list of the wines ahead of time and I did recognize…