Tag: Old World

Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron in Pauillac By Kassander der Minoer, CC BY-SA 3.0, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=1599307

Iconic Wine Regions and Grape Varieties Quiz

 mywinepal  October 7, 2023

Some regions of the world are iconic for specific varieties of grapes, like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier in Champagne.  While we may think about Old World, European countries, having iconic wines made with specific grape varieties, New World regions, such as California and Australia, also can be iconic, with California’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Australia’s Shiraz wines.  Take this…

Old World vs New World wines

Canadian Wine Trends 2021: New World and Old World Wine Interest

 mywinepal  January 21, 2022

This is my third article reviewing Canadian Wine Trends that happened over 2021.  My first two articles covered 1) Canadian interest in red and white varietal wines and 2) Canadian interest in wine styles, like sparkling and rosé wine.  In this article, I will review our interest in Old World (e.g. Europe) vs New World (e.g. North and South America)…

BC red wine word cloud for 2018

A Data Analytics View of MyWinePal’s Top Rated Wines for 2018

 mywinepal  December 28, 2018

For the past few years, I have been posting my Top-Rated White, Sparkling, and Red wines for the current year of tasting.  This year I posted my Top-Rated wines for 2018.  My articles with ratings: MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2018 MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018 I categorized the wines according…

All About Chardonnay at #VanWineFest 2013

 mywinepal  March 28, 2013  1 Comment on All About Chardonnay at #VanWineFest 2013

Chardonnay, a grape variety that can cause great disparity in wine drinkers.  There are many that fall into the “Anything But Chardonnay” camp, and others that love that it can have many different expressions; depending on the climate, soil, and the hands of the winemaker.  Some people do not even know they are drinking Chardonnay, but really enjoy French Chablis or…

nuance sauvignon blanc pinot grigio 2011

Have You Tried Nuance Wines from South Africa?

 mywinepal  August 29, 2012

What is nuance? By definition, nuance means ” A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation” according to freedictionary.com. I received two bottles of nuance wines to try; a Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec blend, and a Sauvignon Blanc / Pinot Grigio blend from South Africa.  I do like South African wines.  They tend…

Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of South Africa

 mywinepal  September 12, 2011  3 Comments on Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of South Africa

Two countries down: Chile and Argentina.  Did you try to pick up any of the wines I mentioned?  Hope you do have a chance to see what Argentina and Chile have to offer. Now, let’s talk about South Africa in this second part of Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of the Southern Hemisphere.  I decided to put South Africa on…

The New Meyer Family Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Release!

 mywinepal  November 6, 2010  3 Comments on The New Meyer Family Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Release!

This is my third time to review Meyer Family Vineyards’ wines, and I am always impressed with them.  Each vintage I think is getting better as the wine maker gets a better feel for the terroir of their vineyards. For this review, I tasted the 2009 vintage of 3 of Meyer Family Vineyards’ Chardonnay, plus a new wine for me,…