Tag: Narrative

New Years Eve and sparkling wine

Sparkling Wine Suggestions for New Year’s Eve

 mywinepal  December 28, 2022

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Have you purchased your sparkling wines to celebrate?  Here are some sparkling wines I enjoyed this year that you may want to consider buying.  Some BC sparklers are only available at the winery, but the foreign bottles should all be available at BC Liquor stores.  Cheers! My Sparkling Wine Suggestions BC Wine…

Okanagan Crush Pad Free Form Blanc de Noir 2018 and Narrative XC Sparkling 2019

2 BC Sparkling Wines for Mother’s Day

 mywinepal  May 7, 2022

Mother’s Day is this weekend. Have you bought your mom a bottle of BC sparkling wine yet? Here are two bottles that she should enjoy from Okanagan Crush Pad. The Free Form Blanc de Noir 2018 is made from organic Pinot Noir grapes and zero dosage (no added sugar before the bottle is sealed for sale), and the Narrative XC…

Narrative 2 Pinots 2020 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Gamay Rosé 2020

A Vegan-Friendly 2 Pinot Blend and a Rosé from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  March 20, 2022

I have a Pinot blend and a Gamay Noir Rosé today for you from Okanagan Crush Pad; their Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Gamay Rosé 2020 and Narrative 2 Pinots 2020 (a blend of Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes). Both wines are fermented in concrete. Both wines also are vegan-friendly. Let me tell you about them. If you were planning…

Narrative Cabernet Franc and Non-Fiction 2018

Two Narrative BC Reds 2018 – Concrete Fermented and Aged

 mywinepal  March 1, 2022

Narrative is a collection of wines by Okanagan Crush Pad that tells the story of what is most exciting about the Okanagan Valley: geological & climatic diversity.  The two red wines I received to review are the Narrative Cabernet Franc 2018 and Narrative Non-Fiction 2018, the latter a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.  Both are fermented and…

Haywire Garnet Valley Ranch Pinot Noir 2018 and Narrative Malbec 2018

Two Concrete and Amphora Aged Red Wines, Pinot Noir and Malbec, from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  July 8, 2021

This summer has gone haywire with all the forest fires. I hope they get under control soon. But Haywire wine is something we can all enjoy now. I received a bottle of Okanagan Crush Pad‘s Haywire Garnet Valley Ranch Pinot Noir 2018 and their Narrative Malbec 2018 to review. Both are wines that age in concrete or clay amphora and…

Okanagan Crush Pad free form Vin Gris and Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019

Summertime and Two BC White Wines from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  June 28, 2021

It is so hot outside, I decided to open two bottles of white BC wine made by Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. The 2 bottles are 1. Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019 and 2. free form Vin Gris 2019. In case you have not heard about Vin Gris, it is a very light Rosé wine made from red grapes. This Vin…

New Years Eve and sparkling wine

A Few Sparkling Wine Recommendations for New Years Eve

 mywinepal  December 28, 2020

As 2020 has been a disaster, we really should be toasting with a bottle of sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve to welcome 2021.  Well, 2021 was not much better.  Still had to keep to your bubble.  I only attended 2 Trade tastings and no sparkling wines were on the list.  Here are a few sparkling wines that I tried…

Traditional Thanksgiving

A Few BC Wine Suggestions For COVID Thanksgiving

 mywinepal  October 6, 2020

Canadian Thanksgiving is going to be very different this year for many of us who are accustomed to getting together with our parents, brothers and sister, and maybe aunts and uncles for dinner.  It will be smaller, and may be just you, but you can still enjoy your turkey, ham, or vegan Thanksgiving meal with a glass or two of…

Narrative Viognier 2018 and Syrah Viognier 2018

Narrative Rhone Grape-Based Wines and Brett

 mywinepal  June 19, 2020

Rhone Grapes Do you know which are the main grapes grown in the Rhone Valley? Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Roussanne.  Syrah is making a mark for itself in BC’s Okanagan Valley.  Some say that it could be our signature red grape  I do like Syrah from BC.  Viognier is an aromatic white grape that also does well in the Okanagan…

Riesling grapes

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 2

 mywinepal  February 27, 2017

In Part 1 of this article, I covered the comments and insights of wine makers and hands-on owners in BC, Ontario, and Germany on the heartbreak and backache from growing and making wine from the Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.  In Part 2, I have my tasting notes on the wines from these winery principals. Our Featured Wines Haywire Narrative…