Tag: Niagara

My Interview with Steve Latchford, Winemaker, Okanagan Crush Pad, at VanWineFest 2020

Karl MyWinePal with Steve Latchford from OCP

You may not realize it but winemakers tend to travel across Canada and the world to make wines.  In BC we do have winemakers from here, but there are many from New Zealand and also from the Niagara region in…

3 Ontario Winemakers Share their 2019 Harvest Experiences

Ontario grape harvest 2019

This is my second year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins…

Thirty Bench Wine Makers: Ontario Riesling and More

Thirty Bench Wine Makers on the Beamsville Bench

While attending the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C) I tasted a small lot Chardonnay, 2015 vintage, by Thirty Bench Wine Makers from the Beamsville Bench in Ontario.  That wine stood out among the other Chardonnays that I had tasted…

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and…

The School of Cool: The Sugar Trials at i4C

The Sugar Trials

Don’t we all love sparkling wine, whether it is high end champagne, or cremants, cavas and more? At the third of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars, we learned more about how dosage affects sparkling wines aromas, flavours, and…