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My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

Did you know that Spain’s wine heritage is at least three thousand years old?  Yet, you may not know much about Spanish wine, except for perhaps Rioja red wines and Spanish Cava.  Tempranillo is the best-known grape from Spain, being…

DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip to explore a wide range of…

Say Hola to Bodegas Arráez Pedro at VanWineFest 2018

Bodegas Arráez Logo

About Bodegas Arráez Our family winery was founded in 1916 by local growers for the promotion of their own harvest, afterward becoming Don Antonio Arráez GarrigĂłs’ property in 1950. It was in those years that sales of his wines, both…

Come and Visit Gil Family Estates at VanWineFest 2018

GIL Family Estates

Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares are a group of small wineries scattered throughout Spain that have been joining the family group since 2002. Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them…

10 Wines You Should Try from Taste Washington 2015

Taste Washington

Definition of Impossible: Tasting all the great wines at Taste Washington.  With 232 wineries attending, according to my count, and 4 hours to taste, it is a daunting task.  I tried to divide my time about 40% tasting white wines,…

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – Spanish Wine Reviews

On the MyWinePal blog I posted my Spanish wine picks, sans reviews, but promised the reviews would come out here on the main MyWinePal website. As promised, I’ve had a chance to sit down in front of the computer going…