Tag: Petit Verdot

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Be Amazed by Ontario’s Big Head WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 29, 2023  0 Comments on Be Amazed by Ontario’s Big Head WinesPR SAMPLE 

I knew nothing about Ontario’s Big Head Wines until it was suggested to me to visit by Talia Mendelsohn from the Bacchus Group Inc. in Toronto, but this winery in particular truly impressed me with their wines and their winemaking methods.  If you ever get a chance to visit the Niagara region, do not miss visiting Big Head Wines. The…

French Door Estate Winery's héritage French Blend 2020

Try French Door Estate Winery heritage French Red Blend 2020, C’est Magnifique!PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 31, 2023  0 Comments on Try French Door Estate Winery heritage French Red Blend 2020, C’est Magnifique!PR SAMPLE 

Pascal Madevon, a Bordeaux-trained winemaker who now calls BC home, brings his skills to make a magnificent red blend wine for the Okanagan’s French Door Estate Winery. The winery was founded in 2019 and is already producing impressive wines.  I received a bottle of French Door Estate Winery’s héritage French Blend 2020, which contains just about every major red Bordeaux…

Hester Creek Syrah 2020 and Character Red 2021

Two BC Hester Creek Red Wines for Winter or Spring Enjoyment

 mywinepal  May 11, 2023

While it is transitioning to spring in Vancouver, we can still enjoy big red wines with hearty meals as well as start the bbq and have red wines with our grilled meats as well. I have two red wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery that will fit the bill. I opened the Hester Creek Syrah 2020 and the Hester Creek…

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Royal Engineers Petit Verdot and Interurban Cabernet Foch 2020

Tasting Seaside Pearl’s BC Governor General Award-Winning Cabernet Foch and Their Petit Verdot 2020

 mywinepal  April 21, 2023

The British Columbia Governor General Wine Awards results came out this week and I am pleased to see that four wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery picked up Gold and Silver medals.  I am tasting their Silver award-winning Interurban Cabernet Foch 2020. I am also tasting their Royal Engineers Petit Verdot 2020 (Their 2019 Petit Verdot was in the competition…

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

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…

Sena wine and menu at Black + Blue

A Luncheon at Black + Blue With Chile’s Iconic Seña Wines

 mywinepal  February 6, 2023

I was fortunate to be invited to taste two vintages of Seña wines from Chile paired with dishes at Black + Blue restaurant in downtown Vancouver.  The wine luncheon and tasting was led by Mr. Michel Couttolenc, Fine Wines Director for Viñedo Chadwick and Seña. Seña is a joint venture winery started in 1995 between Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi and Chile’s…

Q&A 2020

BC’s Newest Premium Wine: Q&A 2020

 mywinepal  December 23, 2022

We all question what we are doing in life, with jobs, family, etc.  This also happens with winemakers and their wines as well.  We have the result of questioning this new wine, a red Bordeaux blend, Q&A 2020 from Michal Mosny from Winemaker’s CUT together with wine radio host Terry David Mulligan and actor Jason Priestley. I had many questions…

Winemaker's CUT Bohemian Petit Verdot 2020 and Bohemian Cuvee Rouge 2020

Two Delicious Big Red Wines from Winemaker’s CUT

 mywinepal  November 24, 2022

These two big red wines from Oliver, BC’s Winemaker’s CUT are wonderful examples of wines that can be made in BC to drink now, has softer tannins, but can still age a few years in your cellar for your enjoyment.  The two wines are the Winemaker’s CUT Bohemian Petit Verdot 2020 and the Bohemian Cuvée Rouge 2020.  Both are vegan-friendly…

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019 with wine in glass

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019, Mais Oui!

 mywinepal  October 8, 2022

Bordeaux blends are popular around the world.  Many wineries make Bordeaux blends in BC, but few have a winemaker from Bordeaux!  One such winery is French Door Estate Winery, a family-run winery founded in 2019 just south of Oliver, BC, on the Black Sage Bench.  They are extremely fortunate to have Pascal Madevon as its winemaker.  As I mentioned Pascal…