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Defining the Root of BC Terroir masterclass

Defining the Root of BC Terroir Masterclass at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 1, 2023

To start off the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I attended this masterclass which featured 11 British Columbia wines from across the province, “Defining the Root of BC Terroir“.  Our panellists, the winemakers at the wineries, discussed the unique growing conditions of their vineyard and terroir of the area. There was also some discussion on what BC winegrowers are doing in…

Osoyoos Larose wines in decanters

A Winemaker Dinner with Michael Kullman of Osoyoos Larose at L’Abbatoir

 mywinepal  April 8, 2023

Okanagan’s Osoyoos Larose is well known for their top-tier Le Grand Vin and their second-tier wine, Petales d’Osoyoos.  Their inaugural wine, Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2001, exceeded all expectations at home and abroad.  Myself and a group of other media and sommeliers were invited to sit down for a casual dinner with winemaker Michael Kullman to taste through some…

Osoyoos Larose pre-release

La Maison Osoyoos Larose Offers an Exclusive Wine List Subscription

 mywinepal  January 24, 2023

Have you enjoyed the premium wines of Okanagan’s Osoyoos Larose?  Depending on where you live, it may be difficult to get, but now you can join their limited membership giving you access to their quality wines direct from the source.  Their press release follows. ~~~ [Osoyoos, BC] In 1998, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux, France, entered Canada with a vision to…

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Tell Me About BC Malbec

 mywinepal  January 4, 2021  2 Comments on Tell Me About BC Malbec

When we think about red wines of BC we think of wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah grapes.  But what about lesser known grapes such as Malbec?  How much single varietal Malbec wines are made in BC, or is blended with other grape varieties to make a “Meritage” wine? Malbec is a Bordeaux grape that needs…

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2016 with wine in glass

Quick Review: Osoyoos LaRose Le Grand Vin 2016

 mywinepal  March 28, 2020

Osoyoos Larose is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals.  The Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin is their flagship wine built to age, but they also have a second-tier wine, Pétales d’Osoyoos.  I’ve reviewed the Pétales…

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Quick Review: Osoyoos Larose Petales d’Osoyoos 2016

 mywinepal  October 4, 2019

The Osoyoos Larose Petales d’Osoyoos 2016 is a Right-Bank Bordeaux blend, primarily Merlot with lesser amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec produced by the Osoyoos LaRose winery in the south Okanagan.  I do not have the percentages for the 2016 vintage, but for the previous vintage 2015, 76% of the blend was Merlot. The wine is…

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Celebrate Canada Day 2019 with Canadian Wine!

 mywinepal  June 28, 2019

The Canada Day long weekend celebration is this weekend.  Picnics and bbq and generally getting together with friends and family will happen.  Enjoying this scene with Canadian wine would make it even better in my opinion.  Below is a list of Canadian wines I tasted over the past year that I think would be fun to have this long weekend. …

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Quick Review: Osoyoos Larose Pétales d’Osoyoos 2015

 mywinepal  June 27, 2019

Osoyoos Larose I believe is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals.  The Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin is their flagship wine built to age, but they also have this second tier wine, Pétales…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction

Bacchanalia Gala Auction Features 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical

 mywinepal  February 1, 2018

Have you ever thought of attending the Bacchanalia Gala Auction?  Besides great food, there is great wine to drink, plus the chance to bid on fantastic wines like the 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical.  Here is the press release about this monumental event by the Vancouver International Wine Festival. ~~~ VANCOUVER, BC (January 30, 2018)…