Tag: Prosecco

Karl MyWinePal at the VanWineFest 2024 kickoff

Tutto Finito. All My VanWineFest 2024 Articles For You

 mywinepal  March 30, 2024  0 Comments on Tutto Finito. All My VanWineFest 2024 Articles For You

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024 had lots of wonderful wines and events to attend.  I spent most of my time in the Festival Tasting Room sipping Italian wines and speaking with the Italian winery principals.  I did also attend some seminars and dinners.  Below is a list of all the articles that I wrote for VanWineFest 2024.  Have fun…

Italy Reimagined placemat with wine glasses

Italy Reimagined Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 18, 2024  0 Comments on Italy Reimagined Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

Although Italy contributes approximately 20% of the world’s wine, it remains a relative mystery to many people, due to unfamiliar grape varieties and wine region names.  Wine journalist and educator Filippo Bartolotta led us exploring the rich history, modern innovation, and the renaissance of Italian classic wine styles shaping the current identity of this historical wine region.  The winery principals…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024  0 Comments on My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut NV

Enjoy Prosecco Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 15, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Veneto region that produce Prosecco wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  Prosecco has been a growing segment of sparkling wine and wine in general. But what do you know about Prosecco?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Venteo region producing Prosecco that you can visit at the…

Chateáu La Coste Rosé, Fiol Prosecco Extra Dry, Champagne Roederer Collection 243, Church & State Wines Blanc de Blancs 2018, and Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé x Cepe 2022 wines

Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 6, 2024

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by indulging in a delightful experience of sharing sparkling or rosé wines with your significant other. The effervescence of sparkling wines mirrors the joy and excitement of love, making it an ideal choice for a romantic evening.  The light and refreshing nature of sparkling wine and the delicate bubbles on your palate will enhance the…

Grandi Marchi wine tasting seminar

Italy’s Grandi Marchi Visits Vancouver 2023

 mywinepal  October 30, 2023

The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of eighteen winemaking families across Italy to promote the culture and commercialization of Italian high-quality wine on world markets.  All the wineries are family-owned, have been in operation for at least 25 years (some for centuries), own their estate vineyards, are innovators, and much more.  We had nine of the eighteen families visiting in Vancouver to…

Take the Sparkling Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  September 9, 2023

The history of sparkling wine is a tale that intertwines innovation, elegance, and celebration. Dating back to the late 16th century, a natural effervescence was often seen as an unpredictable and sometimes unwanted result of the winemaking process. It wasn’t until the legendary Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon refined the techniques of producing sparkling wine in the early 17th century that…

See Ya Later Ranch Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling frosé cocktail

3 Sparkling Wine Cocktails for the Summer

 mywinepal  August 14, 2023

Sparkling wines are fun to enjoy on their own, but why not add sparkle to a cocktail?  I received these three recipes using sparkling wines, two are BC wines, and one is Italian Prosecco, which you may enjoy.   Sparkling frosé 750 mL See Ya Later Ranch Sparkling Rosé 2 cups strawberries sliced 1/2 cup Granulated sugar 1/4 cup lime juice…

stellar jay sparkling rose

Cheers to Rosé Wines and National Rosé Day

 mywinepal  May 25, 2023

June 10 is National Rosé Day, but what do you know about Rosé wines?  Here’s some background so you can further appreciate these wines and toast a glass or two on June 10. What are Rosé Wines? Rosé wines, often referred to as rosé, are a category of wines that bridge the gap between red and white wines. They are…

A mimosa

Mimosas for National Mimosa Day and Mother’s Day

 mywinepal  May 9, 2023

I received in my email info about how we like our mimosas and followed that info with four different mimosa recipes for National Mimosa Day on May 16. I think that these recipes also offer great suggestions on how to treat your spouse or your mom on Mother’s Day.  The wines listed below are all available at BC Liquor stores….