Tag: Orofino

BC VQA VIP tasting

Can BC Make Cutting Edge Wines?

 mywinepal  May 27, 2016

Perhaps, before I answer this question, I should define what is a cutting edge wine?  In the past, it could have been the use of stainless steel tanks, when none were used before, or the use of cultured yeasts specifically bred to impart particular flavours and aromas in a wine.  But now, these things are mainstream.  What is new and…

Wine judges at BC Judgement

The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  August 25, 2015  11 Comments on The Wines of British Columbia Shine at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting

The Wines of British Columbia shone at The Judgment of BC Wine Tasting with Steven Spurrier and DJ Kearney today.  Steven Spurrier, the Consultant Editor at Decanter magazine, headed the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 (which was made into the movie “Bottle Shock”).  The Judgement of Paris carried out two blind tasting comparisons: one of Chardonnays and another of…

BC VQA Fall Release 2013

MyWinePal Picks from the 2013 Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

 mywinepal  September 6, 2013

Have you ever felt like you have a daunting task, but persevere with the hope you will discover a few gold nuggets? I’m sure many BC prospectors felt this as they searched for gold in Barkerville and further north. This is also how I feel when I attend the Colour BC VQA tastings. There are so many BC VQA wines…

BC Wine Appreciation Society – Super Syrah Tasting

 mywinepal  January 6, 2013

Do you love Syrahs?  Did you know that there are many award winning BC Syrahs?  Why not try some of them at the BC Wine Appreciation Society Syrah tasting on January 14?  Their announcement is below. Enjoy! ~~~ Newsflash #1 BC Syrahs take the top four spots in Wine Access Canadian wine awards! Newsflash #2 We are bringing all four of these wines, plus five more…

The Release of H’s Blend at Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver

 mywinepal  June 3, 2012

The Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver is a landmark location.  It has been known as the city’s most elegant retreat. The Georgian Revival structure welcomed a who’s who of the entertainment world to British Columbia, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katharine Hepburn and British royalty. The legendary boutique hotel was recently renovated and was unveiled in July 2011 as…