Tag: Pinot Meunier

Thanksgiving dinner

Some Canadian Wines to Enjoy With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

 mywinepal  October 6, 2023

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving.  I looked back at the past few months this year to see what current BC and Ontario wines might be a good match for a roast turkey or ham dinner.  Below are wines from both provinces that I think would be good pairings. BC Wines High Note Estate Winery Soubrette Pinot Grigio 2022 – this…

Kew Vineyards Blanc de Noirs 2017

Get Sparkling With Ontario’s Kew Vineyards Estate WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 20, 2023

While researching wineries I should visit in the Niagara region, I came across Kew Vineyards Estate Winery, which is a little east of Thirty Bench Wine Makers, and specializes in sparkling wine, I had to visit. Their original 1975 plantings are among the oldest in the region.  They have a classy, Old World feel wine tasting room, and make their…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

Thirty Bench Rosé 2019

Thirty Bench Rosé 2019 with Stir Fry

 Anita Dorion  January 13, 2022

It might be -20 outside (Celcius!!), but that definitely doesn’t stop me from opening up a rosé when the mood strikes! And that mood struck the other night for what ended up being a very delectable pairing. The wine: Thirty Bench Rosé 2019 (ON $29.95 from the winery)The meal: Hoisin fried green beans, broccolini and mushroom stir fry, tofu, and…

Suggested Champagne at BC Liquor Stores

A Few Statistics and Recommendations for Champagne Day on October 22

 mywinepal  October 20, 2021

Don’t let the incessant rain get you down Vancouverites, Champagne Day is on the way!  October 22, 2021 to be precise.  You can find champagne at many restaurants if you go out for dinner on Friday to celebrate, as well as both private wine shops, and the BC Liquor Stores also carry a wide range of champagnes.  You can get…

BC Rose wine in glass

BC Rosé Wines Continue to Please

 mywinepal  January 12, 2021

I thought I’d write this article about BC Rosé wines as rosé wines have been on a growth tear for several years.  Plus checking my website stats for the last 4 weeks, the top query was “Mateus Rosé Wine“.  Mateus, from Portugal, has been around for many years, enjoyed by my parents, and is now updated and reaching out to…

Taittinger logo

Celebrate VanWineFest 2020 with Taittinger Champagne

 mywinepal  November 19, 2019

Let’s welcome Taittinger and their beautiful Champagne to VanWineFest.  Hear them talk about their history and wines they will be pouring for us. About TAITTINGER The Taittinger family has managed the Champagne House for nearly a century. Its aim has always been the pursuit of excellence. “Having our family name on a bottle places demands and responsibilities on every minute….

Champagne Taittinger bottles on ice

Champagne Taittinger with a Sparkling Portfolio for Your Pleasure

 mywinepal  October 20, 2018

One of the great names in the Champagne region is Taittinger.  Champagne Taittinger was founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux.  It is the third oldest Champagne house in the region.  The current family that owns Taittinger started in 1931 with the purchase of the Forest-Fourneaux vineyards by Pierre Charles Taittinger. Taittinger concentrates on using Chardonnay grapes for their wines but…

Freixenet and Cava in Spain – My Youtube Video Series

 mywinepal  August 12, 2014

Champagne. Cava.  What’s the difference or similarity?  There are both.  As you know, Champagne is sparking wine produced in the Champagne region of France, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method (with the second fermentation in the bottle), and Cava is sparkling wine produced primarily in the Penedes region of Spain, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method as well. The main difference…

Flight of Champagne from Champagne Marc

Whites, Rosés, and Sparkling French Wines for Summer

 mywinepal  May 14, 2014

Do you switch the types of wines you drink throughout the year?  Lighter, brighter White, Sparkling, and Rosé wines for the longer spring and summer, and fuller bodied reds for the cold, rainy (or snowy) winter days?  Of course the fuller bodied reds also go with BBQ in the summer, but in general I think most of us like a…