Tag: McLaren Vale

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A Tale of 3 Wines: Pirramimma Pirra Cabernet Merlot 2016

 mywinepal  October 16, 2019  1 Comment on A Tale of 3 Wines: Pirramimma Pirra Cabernet Merlot 2016

Whenever I think of Pirramimma I think of their Petit Verdot.  It was probably the first varietal Petit Verdot wine that I tried.  A really big bold rich wine. But I did not try any of their other wines till I received this bottle of Pirramimma Pirra Cabernet Merlot 2016 (BC $17.99 on sale. Regular $19.99).  I must say that…

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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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Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig with Wine

 mywinepal  January 23, 2019

February 5, 2019 is the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig.   In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. 2019 is supposed to be a great year to make money, and a good year to invest. According to chinesenewyear.net, “Pigs might not stand out in a crowd. But they are very realistic. Others may be all talk…

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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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Meet Gemtree Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

 mywinepal  October 31, 2014

Australia is the theme country for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015.  But what do you know about the wineries that you will meet in the Tasting Room, at seminars, or dinners?  This, and upcoming articles written by the Australian wineries, and posted here in mywinepal.com, will help you discover these Australian wineries, so you can go to their tables…

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A Master Class with Australian Kangarilla Road Winery

 mywinepal  October 26, 2014

Kevin O’Brien is a man that is compelled to know about the terroir in the McLaren Vale of Australia, and to put that knowledge to the best use in planting vines and growing expressive fruit.  The types of rocks, which wear down to form soil, can guide the vineyard owner to plant certain types of grapes.  Certain grapes do better…

MyWinePal’s Picks from the Import Vintners & Spirits Association Tasting – Feb 2011

 mywinepal  February 13, 2011

This week I attended the IVSA‘s latest tastings of new wine and spirits in the Vancouver area. There was at least 70 different tables from my quick count, with each table offering 5-10 different wines. As such, I was not able to try everything offered, but hopefully I was able to find a few gems, which I can pass along…