Tag: Perseus

Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

While Italy has been known to produce robust, hearty reds, many of the country’s greatest wines offer a lighter touch without sacrificing flavour. This seminar, “Italy’s Lightness of Being”, led by Filippo Bartolotta and Michaela Morris, took us through sparkling wines, white wines with texture, and much more.  Winery principals, Fabio Bosio, Tommaso Chiarli, Daniel Grace, Stefano Inama, Nicola Mazzella,…

Bloom Spring wine release tasting

19 Crushable BC VQA Wines to Drink For Spring and Summer

 mywinepal  May 6, 2018

Do you know that the Okanagan Valley gets 2 hours more sunlight per day than Napa Valley during the July and August growing season and that the Okanagan is warmer and more arid than Napa?  We should be able to get great ripe fruit, but as well as the Okanagan being a desert climate, we also get cool evenings allowing…

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What’s New on the Naramata Bench?

 mywinepal  May 4, 2016

The Naramata Bench, located to the north of Penticton on the east bank of Lake Okanagan, is home to many BC wineries.  It is a lovely drive along Naramata Road, where you can visit 24 wineries, and admire the views overlooking Lake Okanagan. If you are visiting the Okanagan you can easily spend one or more days visiting the wineries…

Traditional Thanksgiving

Some Last Minute BC Wines for Thanksgiving

 mywinepal  October 10, 2014

I first posted this article 2 years ago, and the styles of wines that I described then, still hold for your turkey or ham Thanksgiving dinner this year.  The wine vintages from the wineries below will have changed, but these are all quality wines from quality wineries here in BC, and you should feel comfortable purchasing them at your local…

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A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

 mywinepal  July 19, 2014

Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you guessed correctly, or checked with the answer below, All four grape varieties are grown at Perseus Winery, located…


My Wine Suggestions for the Holidays 2013

 mywinepal  November 28, 2013  1 Comment on My Wine Suggestions for the Holidays 2013

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to try many wines from around the world, in many different styles.  Out of my recommendations from the year, here are my picks that I think will make the holiday season more festive.  I tried to pick wines from most price points and all corners of the world. I also only picked…

Perseus Winery’s Invictus and More Red Wine Reviews

 mywinepal  November 16, 2013

Perseus Winery in the Southern Okanagan produces a range of red and white wines, growing both Bordeaux and Rhone varieties.  Sometimes Bordeaux meets the Rhone Valley such as in their Syrah Malbec blend.  As a follow on to my article on their latest white wine releases, I also received some of their reds to review, which included a Merlot, a…

Pretty Outspoken, Getting to Know Perseus Winery’s Tom diBello

 mywinepal  April 6, 2013  1 Comment on Pretty Outspoken, Getting to Know Perseus Winery’s Tom diBello

 Who is Perseus Winery? Perseus winery is located in the South Okanagan, Penticton in particular. It was founded in 2009 and originally known as Synergy Winery & Vineyards. In 2011, three long-time friends—Rob Ingram, Sam Elia, Bob Hole—acquired the winery through their company, Terrabella, and joined forces with the three founding owners and other expert wine-industry consultants to produce high…

Bloom YVR – The BC VQA Spring Release Tasting #BloomYVR

 mywinepal  May 20, 2012

This past week was very busy with wine events, but one event that I made sure to attend was the Bloom Vancouver, BC VQA Spring Release Tasting.  This was a Trade only event, so people like media, restaurant owners, sommeliers, and other wine buyers for consumers were only in attendance.  With spring you get the current release of the white…

Naramata on the River – The Latest Vintages Release Reviewed

 mywinepal  April 26, 2012

The New West Quay, overlooking the Fraser River, was the venue for the latest Naramata Bench wine release in the Vancouver area.  The number of wineries has increased each year that I have attended this event.  I did not count, but there was probably somewhere around 24 wineries in attendance. Where and what is the Naramata Bench?  This is a…