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New Years Eve and sparkling wine

A Few Sparkling Wine Recommendations for New Years Eve

 mywinepal  December 28, 2020

As 2020 has been a disaster, we really should be toasting with a bottle of sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve to welcome 2021.  Well, 2021 was not much better.  Still had to keep to your bubble.  I only attended 2 Trade tastings and no sparkling wines were on the list.  Here are a few sparkling wines that I tried…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s 5 Star Rated Wines for 2020

 mywinepal  December 18, 2020

This year, with COVID, my exposure to wines from around the world was limited.  But I still did have one major wine tasting event before COVID lockdown: the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  All my 5 star rated wines for this year come from this single event.  I was very surprised as I went through my posts for the entire year. …

Emilia Romagna Native Grapes masterclass

Emilia-Romagna’s Native Grapes Masterclass at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 7, 2020

What do you know about the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy?  Where is it located?  Are there any foods or wines that are special in this area?  This is what I came to learn about the Emilia-Romagna Native Grapes masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. I did see a list of the wines ahead of time and I did recognize…

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My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

 mywinepal  January 5, 2020  2 Comments on My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

Tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival events sell very quickly and you can miss out on some great events.  All Festival events are very good but depend on what you are interested in doing, like attending a dinner, a seminar, or a mingler.  I thought I’d give you my suggestions, based on my interests in seminars and dinners primarily,…

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VanWineFest – It’s a Wrap – Everything I Wrote and Recorded

 mywinepal  March 24, 2016

Another successful Vancouver International Wine Festival has passed, and I was able to try many bottles of fantastic wines.  But do you know the reason for the Vancouver International Wine Festival? Tasting and learning about wine; yes of course, but the main reason is to raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.  The reason for Bard on…

Select Wines Portfolio tasting

A Few Portfolio Gems from Select Wines Portfolio Tasting

 mywinepal  September 27, 2015

It is always a special time when a wine agency opens their portfolio of wines for you to taste, review, and recommend.  This past week I had a chance to try the wines from Select Wines’ annual portfolio tasting.  With any tasting of this magnitude there will always be more wines than time to taste them.  I try my best…

Italian Wines

Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver?

 mywinepal  November 6, 2014

Italian wines put a smile on my face and many other wine lovers I know.  Grapes that are native to Italy, and not as widespread around the world like Barbera, Nebbiolo, Rondinella and Corvina produce wines that are very interesting and flavourful.  But Italy still has to work hard to get the general wine drinking public knowledgeable about their wines. …