Tag: Okanagan Crush Pad

Haywire Pinot Noir 2011 with a miniature concrete egg in the background

Back to the Future with Concrete and Clay for Wine Making

 mywinepal  July 5, 2023

The history of using amphora and concrete tanks for winemaking dates back centuries. Amphorae, large clay vessels with narrow necks and handles, were widely used in ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Romans for storing and transporting wine. These vessels provided an ideal environment for fermentation and aging, as the porous nature of clay allowed for a gentle exchange…

Haywire Pink Bub 2021 with strawberries

Haywire Winery Pink Bub 2021 and Strawberries?

 mywinepal  June 10, 2023

A glass of sparkling rosé wine and strawberries seems like a wonderful romantic pairing, doesn’t it?  I  received a bottle of BC Haywire Winery Pink Bub 2021 and recently purchased farm field-ripened strawberries and thought I would try this pairing.  I can say they are definitely delicious together.  Let me tell you about the wine and the pairing. My Wine…

The New Haywire Winery Tasting Lounge

Introducing 2023’s New Look Haywire Winery in the Okanagan

 mywinepal  January 17, 2023

As a business progresses, it sometimes changes as it finds growth in a new sector or greater demand in an existing sector.  I received this press release from Okanagan Crush Pad about their Haywire Winery and how the business model is changing with their gained experiences.  Check it out. ~~~[Summerland, BC] It’s been an exciting start to 2023 at Okanagan…

Provence Marinaside dishes and Okanagan Crush Pad wines

Provence Marinaside’s Dine Out Menu Pairing Okanagan Crush Pad Wines

 mywinepal  January 11, 2023

Dine Out Vancouver menus went live today.  Here is one that should delight from Provence Marinaside dishes paired with Okanagan Crush Pad wines.  Their announcement. ~~~ (Vancouver, BC) – For Dine Out Vancouver 2023, Provence Marinaside is partnering with much-respected  BC wine producer Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) to create a ‘Perfect Pairing Dinner’ featuring a three-course dinner of Provence signature dishes paired with signature wines…

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

 mywinepal  November 8, 2022

Wines evolve with time in the bottle.  People talk about how they drink their aged Bordeaux and Burgundy wines.  Never drinking them young.  In BC many people think that our wines are best enjoyed young.  Not thinking about ageing them for a few years, or longer. This masterclass by the Wines of British Columbia had us taste a young and…

Traditional Thanksgiving

A Few Wine Suggestions for Canadian Thanksgiving 2022

 mywinepal  October 5, 2022

Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 10, 2022.  You may be making a list of ingredients to buy for your Thanksgiving dinner.  A traditional / historical dinner with turkey or ham, brussel sprouts, yam, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Or you may go other ways with roast beef, salmon, Beyond Meat, or other meat substitutes.  I like to think of…

The Global Cru flight of wines

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

 mywinepal  May 27, 2022

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines…

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

Okanagan Crush Pad's Switchback Vineyard

Okanagan Crush Pad First Canadian Winery to Join International Wineries for Climate Action

 mywinepal  May 10, 2022

We are all aware of climate change and how it adversely affects everything, including viticulture and winemaking.  Viticulture and winemaking can be part of the solution in helping to slow climate change.  Okanagan Crush Pad sent me this press release outlining that their winery is joining the International Wineries for Climate Action.  I congratulate them in helping out in our…

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…