Tag: Quill

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega and Quill Rosé 2021

Two Summer Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  August 4, 2022

Here are two BC wines for your summer enjoyment. Carpe diem as we are already into August! The two wines are from Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. I tasted their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega 2021 and their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Rosé 2021. The Rosé is made from 100% Gamay Noir grapes. Both…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Pinot Gris 2021 and Quill Pinot Noir 2020

The Latest Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  July 12, 2022

Have you tried the Quill series of wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island.  Their Quill series grapes come from vineyards on the Island.  The winery can pick and choose and blend the wines from these grapes to bring out the best of Vancouver Island.  I received two Quill wines from the winery to review, their Blue Grouse…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Q Red and Quill Gamay Noir 2018

Two Interesting Red Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  October 31, 2020

Here are two more vegan wines for you from Blue Grouse Estate Winery.  Their Quill Gamay Noir 2018 and their Quill Q Red 2018. The Quill Q Red is a blend of Merlot 75%, Cabernet Franc 11.5%, and Marechal Foch 13.5%.  The grapes for the Gamay Noir come from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island while the Q Red grapes…

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A Few BC Wines to Celebrate with for Thanksgiving 2019

 mywinepal  October 10, 2019

The world seems to have gone crazy, plus we have a Federal election in Canada.  It is fortunate that Thanksgiving is coming up this long weekend so we can get together with family and friends, and celebrate what good things we have had in our life, and hope for a better future. BC wines continue to shine and there are…

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Free Blue Grouse Estate Winery Tasting Sept 12

 mywinepal  September 2, 2018

If you have never tasted the wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery, now is your chance.  I have reviewed this winery several times and quite enjoy their wines (my past reviews), in particular their Pinot Noir. This winery is located in the Duncan area of Vancouver Island.  Come and try their wines for free at Marquis Wine Cellars on Sept…

Blue Grouse Quill White Wine, Agricola Sanguinhal Cerejeiras Tinto and Cerejeiras Tinto Reserva small

Amo Vino Portfolio Tasting Per Favore

 mywinepal  July 2, 2018

This was my first portfolio tasting for Amo Vino Distributors, a small boutique wine agency co-founded by Marisa Varas and Jessica Luongo.  Their wines are primarily from Europe, but there are also some California and BC wines to be found.  The wines from Greece and Portugal figure prominently, along with their country’s indigenous grapes.  You won’t find a huge list…

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The Latest Blue Grouse Wines: Pinots and More

 mywinepal  August 16, 2017

Cool climate wines are where the vibrant acidity and tart fruit flavours. Citrus trending to stone fruits for white wines, and red fruits like strawberries, raspberries and red cherries.  A cool climate region to consider for wines is Vancouver Island.  There are a few wineries there, and one in particular, Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan, has been producing some…

Tantalus Juveniles and Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir wines

The Final Round of BC Pinot Noirs Reviewed

 mywinepal  August 3, 2016

The last drops of BC Pinot Noir have crossed my lips, and their wine story has passed to my fingers then notes on paper, and finally this digital review for you.  It has been quite an interesting experience to try all these BC Pinot Noirs, noting all the different flavours and aromas. Of course there are common flavours and aromas, but…