Tag: Prosecco

Take the Sparkling Wine QuizQUIZ 

 mywinepal  September 9, 2023  0 Comments on Take the Sparkling Wine QuizQUIZ 

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….

International tasting room

More Quality Wines from VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 4, 2023

In my previous article, I talked about the top wines that I tasted at the International Festival Tasting Room during VanWineFest 2023.  Those were wines that are in my 4.5 – 5 star range. But as I checked my notes, I saw that I had many enjoyable wines in the 4 – 4.5 star range.  Below are my tasting notes…

Singletree Winery Merryfield 2016 and Masottina Rosé Brut Prosecco sparkling wines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sparkling Wine

 mywinepal  February 7, 2023

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly.  Sparkling wine is always a nice treat on this special day.  I have two sparkling wines that I tasted that I think you would enjoy.  BC’s Singletree Winery offers their Traditional Method sparkling wine, Merryfield 2016.  Merryfield is made from 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir grapes.  The wine spends 24 months on its…

IVSA Jan 2023

The First IVSA Trade Tasting for 2023 – My Wine Picks

 mywinepal  February 2, 2023  2 Comments on The First IVSA Trade Tasting for 2023 – My Wine Picks

This week we had our first Trade tasting of new wines or new vintages of wines, plus spirits with the IVSA.  I decided to concentrate on white and sparkling wines for this event, as I had a shorter time to taste that day.  Below are some of the wines that I enjoyed and hope you will find them soon, if…

New Years Eve and sparkling wine

Sparkling Wine Suggestions for New Year’s Eve

 mywinepal  December 28, 2022

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Have you purchased your sparkling wines to celebrate?  Here are some sparkling wines I enjoyed this year that you may want to consider buying.  Some BC sparklers are only available at the winery, but the foreign bottles should all be available at BC Liquor stores.  Cheers! My Sparkling Wine Suggestions BC Wine…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s 5 Star Wine for 2022

 mywinepal  December 20, 2022

What are the characteristics of a wine that I rate at 5-stars?   It is a wine that shows good fruit flavour characteristics, is very balanced between fruit/acidity/tannins/sugar (differences between red/white/sparkling/fortified wines), has good structure and longer length, and possible aging potential (4-stars), plus has some special characteristics, which could include minerality, superb balance and length, typicity of place, excellent aging…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2022

 mywinepal  December 16, 2022

Twenty-five wines coming from BC and around the world made it to my near-perfect – star category this year.  I’ve arranged these fantastic wines into BC wines followed by wines from the rest of the world.  Italian wine showed up prominently with my near-perfect wine scores.  Chardonnay showed prominently as well, primarily from BC. You should still be able to…