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2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

 mywinepal  September 24, 2019

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals from around the world are invited to attend to tell us their wine story.  I was fortunate to attend the…

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10 BC Sparkling and White Wines for You to Enjoy This Summer

 mywinepal  April 15, 2018

The Naramata Bench is located on the east side of Lake Okanagan as you drive north from Penticton.  It is a very scenic 14 km drive overlooking the water and vineyards, home to a group of twenty-four award-winning wineries forming the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. The Association was participating in the Wine for Waves this past week to support the…

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Can BC Make Cutting Edge Wines?

 mywinepal  May 27, 2016

Perhaps, before I answer this question, I should define what is a cutting edge wine?  In the past, it could have been the use of stainless steel tanks, when none were used before, or the use of cultured yeasts specifically bred to impart particular flavours and aromas in a wine.  But now, these things are mainstream.  What is new and…

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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…

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…