Tag: Niagara

Ontario Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

Tim Charisse, Kelly Mason, and Keith Tyers Ontario winemakers

This is my third 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…

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…

3 Ontario Winemakers Talk about the 2018 Harvest

Ontario wineries interviewed for 2018 harvest

For the past few years, I have been covering the BC harvest by interviewing winemakers and finding out how the weather affected this year, what they may be doing new, and other tidbits of information.¬† But I had not interviewed…

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…

The School of Cool: Chardonnay, I Do It My Way at i4C

Chardonnay i do it my way seminar small

This was the second seminar in our three seminars on Day 1 of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. ¬†This seminar’s goals according to the organizers are to answer the following, “Winegrowers love Chardonnay for its versatility. 10 winemakers¬†will defend…