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Mr. Beppe d'Andrea, Ruffino's Senior Global Brand Ambassador

An Interview with Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino’s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 14, 2024  0 Comments on An Interview with Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino’s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, at VanWineFest 2024

I was invited to sit down with Mr. Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino‘s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, to taste a selection of their wines and talk about the winery and other wine topics while Beppe was attending VanWineFest 2024. In 1987, Beppe began his career with Ruffino and has never looked back. Initially working in the vineyards, he soon joined the winemaking…

Ruffino Aqua Di Venus Pinot Grigio

Celebrate Seafood With Ruffino Aqua di Venus Pinot Grigio D.O.C. 2022

 mywinepal  July 10, 2023

“According to the Greek poet Homer, Venus was the daughter of Jupiter and the ocean nymph Dione. The goddess was born emerging from the sea on a large shell. Botticelli depicted The Birth of Venus as one of the most iconic works of art of the Renaissance. Completed in 1485, the painting was commissioned by the court of Lorenzo the…

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Ciao Amici, My Gambero Rosso 2023 Favourites

 mywinepal  June 6, 2023

Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian Wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.  With these Tre Bicchieri wines, Gambero Rosso visits select cities around the world…

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release 2023

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release 2023

 mywinepal  April 13, 2023

The Heart of Wine Country encompasses Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake.  This area I feel does exceptionally well with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.  I look forward to tasting wines from these two places in the Okanagan and having a chance at their The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release.  Here are some of the wines I quite enjoyed….

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A Taste of Italy Visits Vancouver

 mywinepal  March 9, 2023

Last week there was the Taste of Italy celebration held at the Vancouver Lookout downtown.  Wine and Italian cheese, prosciutto, chocolates, and more were there to sample. Here are ten wines that I quite enjoyed at the Taste of Italy.  Some of these wines are currently available in BC.  I marked those wines with a “*”.  The wines without the…

Fresco di Masi, Cono Sur, Haywire, and Faustino wine lineup

Being Certified Organic And Their Wines From Around the World

 mywinepal  June 26, 2022

What do you know about certified organic wines?  Do you only have to not spray the grapes with synthetic pesticides and herbicides or is there more to it?  How do you know if a wine is made with organically grown grapes?  Your best method to figure out if a wine is certified organic is if there is a certification symbol…

A selection of Old World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My Old World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 24, 2022

It’s been two years since we last tasted wines from around the world at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  During COVID grapevines produced grapes and wine was made but may have been a little harder than normal to get workers in the vineyard and in the winery.  Below are my Old World wine selections.  Most of the vintages are 2020…

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Release Wine Tasting

A Few Favourite Wines from the Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release

 mywinepal  April 16, 2022

It is Spring and I was fortunate to attend the Heart of Wine Country Spring Release Tasting covering wines from Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake.  This is the first stand-up and walk-around trade tasting that I had since the COVID shutdown 2 years ago.  It was quite an experience to see people to talk about their wines, meet friends I…

Bonamici Cellars Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Franc 2020

Bonamici Cellars Offers Two Fabulous Food-Friendly Wines

 mywinepal  March 23, 2022

If you want two wines that would go very well at a dinner party with friends, then these two wines from BC’s Bonamici Cellars fit the bill.  I really enjoyed my first sips of the Bonamici Cellars Pinot Grigio 2020 and Cabernet Franc 2020 wines as well as my sips after decanting. Let me tell you about these wines. My…

Black Market, Crescent Hill, Blasted Church, Bonamici Cellars, Wild Goose, and Echo Bay wines

Heart of Wine Country Winter x6 Bottle Pack for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 12, 2021

If you were wondering about getting a selection of wines for the holidays, here is an option for you from Martin Street Liquor Merchants who will ship the box of wines to you. ~~~ Martin Street Liquor Merchants is delighted to be partnering with the Heart of Wine Country Wine Club Association to offer a carefully curated selection of Okanagan Falls & Skaha…