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Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

LRS locations in BC map

Where Are Licensed Retail Stores in BC for Liquor?

 mywinepal  January 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered where the nearest BC License Retail Stores (LRS) are that sell your favourite wine, beer, or spirits is located?  I came across a web page where the LRS locations were plotted on an interactive map.  I thought I’d put it here for you so that you can use it as a resource when you need access…

Canadian wine exports 2014 2018

Canadian Wine Exports Visualized

 mywinepal  April 11, 2020

Canada.  We are a small wine-producing nation.  Other countries like France and Italy dwarf our production.  Even regions within a country, like California, outproduce all the wine we make in Canada.  But we make wine.  I downloaded the XLS wine export sales data for Canada from the Canadian Vintners Association and thought if I put the data on a map…

BC Pinot Noir aromas and flavours feature image

Everything You Wanted to Know About BC Pinot Noir

 mywinepal  November 28, 2016

My journey is complete. After many emails, printing of tasting note sheets, receiving deliveries of BC Pinot Noir, writing tasting notes, locating BC Pinot Noir vineyards, correlating BC Pinot Noir wines with soil and with latitude using a GIS, and making a cool interactive BC Pinot Noir map is complete. But maybe it is also the start of a new…

BC Pinot Noir map

Summarizing the BC Pinot Noir Review with a Cool Map

 mywinepal  November 23, 2016

From my first article posing the question, “what unique aromas and flavours may be characterized by BC’s Pinot Noir based on soil type“, I’ve led you through my process of tasting the wines, adding the tasting notes to a computerized GIS map, overlaid the tasting notes vineyard locations to a soil map of BC, and finally aggregating the flavours and…

CedarCreek, Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir wines

2nd Round of BC Pinot Noir Wines Reviewed

 mywinepal  July 21, 2016

As you can see below, Sam @Sam_WineTeacher and I have been busy tasting more of the BC Pinot Noirs that have been graciously donated by our BC wineries.  We should have one more lot of wines to review and write about in a following article, after which the analysis of the wines’ aroma and flavour characteristics, and its association with soil and…

A selection of Pinot Noir clones (Image courtesy www.princeofpinot.com)

How Does BC Pinot Noir Express Terroir?

 mywinepal  March 31, 2016

Last year I was trying to answer the question “Are there any unique aromas and flavours in Riesling grown from a particular soil type in BC?”  Through donated bottles by BC wineries, I tasted through 35 bottles of BC Riesling, attaching my tasting notes to the geographic location of the vineyard where the grapes were sourced, and then overlaid this…