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Karl MyWinePal with Vasse Felix's winemaker Virginia Willcock

Australia’s Vasse Felix Winemaker Visits VancouverPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 23, 2023  0 Comments on Australia’s Vasse Felix Winemaker Visits VancouverPR SAMPLE 

Margaret River in Southwestern Australia is a geologically historic land that produces Chardonnay wines which have been compared to Burgundy in quality. I was fortunate to have a tasting in Vancouver with Vasse Felix‘s winemaker Virginia Willcock.  Vasse Felix has been making wine in the Margaret River area since 1967, since the winery’s established by Dr. Thomas Brendan Cullity.  Cabernet…

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Australia Up Close 2019: My Wine Picks

 mywinepal  May 12, 2019  2 Comments on Australia Up Close 2019: My Wine Picks

A contingent of Australian wineries visited Vancouver recently to show off their latest releases of red and white wines.  There was, of course, many bottles of Shiraz to taste, but also cooler climate wines like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Did you know that there are 65 wine regions in Australia?  Many are in the southeast corner of Australia covering the…

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The Latest Aussie Wines You Should Try

 mywinepal  May 10, 2018

What do you know about the current (2017) statistics about Australian wine?  Did you know that the total vineyard area in Australia is 135,133 ha, of which Shiraz accounts for 39,893 ha (30%) and Chardonnay (the largest white variety) cover 21,442 ha (16%)? There are estimated to be 2468 wineries and 6251 grape growers in Australia. Compare that to Canada…

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Australian Wine Up Close

 mywinepal  July 3, 2017

Australia is a large country with diverse climates and unique terroirs. There is for example the Terra Rossa, red soil, in the Coonawarra Valley which makes exceptional Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Or the cooler climate of the Hunter Valley, making expressive Semillon which can age for many years. Or Margaret River in Western Australia, which has been said to have…

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Australia: East Meets West at West Restaurant

 mywinepal  February 25, 2015

Australia is a big country, from east to west covering 4000 km, which in Canadian terms would be about the distance from Calgary to Quebec City.  As with Canada’s east and west coasts, there is a difference in climate, there is also in Australia.  This dinner, this evening we discovered the regional differences between Australia’s west coast – Margaret River…

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Say Cheers to Burch Family Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

 mywinepal  December 8, 2014

Burch Family Wines from Australia represent three different brands: Howard Park, Marchand & Burch, and MadFish Wines.  Did you know that Denmark is in Australia?  Neither did I, but read on to learn more about Denmark, Burch Family Wines, and the wines they will be pouring at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Our History Since inception in 1986, Howard Park’s…