Sonoma Valley sign (Image courtesy www.sonomacounty.com)

What Do You Know About Sonoma Valley Wines? Try This Quiz.

 mywinepal  July 15, 2023

Sonoma Valley may not be as well-known as Napa Valley.  But, with a mix of cooler and warmer climate regions, Sonoma provides wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Sonoma Valley’s winemaking tradition emphasizes a more relaxed and laid-back approach, with smaller, family-owned wineries and a focus on sustainable and organic practices. While both regions are…

Napa Valley Welcome sign

Take A Quiz About Napa Valley, California

 mywinepal  July 8, 2023

The origins of winemaking in Napa Valley can be traced back to the 19th century when European immigrants recognized the valley’s potential for grape cultivation. Early pioneers like George C. Yount and Charles Krug established vineyards and laid the foundation for what would become one of the world’s most renowned wine regions. However, it was the fateful 1976 Judgment of…

Communes of Chianti Classico

Are You A Chianti Classico Lover? Take This Quiz.

 mywinepal  July 1, 2023

Chianti Classico, one of Italy’s most renowned wines, has a rich and storied history. Its origins can be traced back to the 13th century when the Chianti region, located in Tuscany, began producing wine. Today, Chianti Classico enjoys widespread popularity and is revered both in Italy and across the globe. It has gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and…

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How Well Do You Know Bordeaux Wines? Try This Quiz.

 mywinepal  June 24, 2023

Are you a Bordeaux wine lover?  Do you know the difference between the Left and Right bank?  Can you list all the permitted red grape varieties in Bordeaux?  Do you know the two white grape varieties that make white Bordeaux?  Bordeaux wines are some of the most coveted wines in the world.  Other “New World” regions make Bordeaux blends, but…

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How Well Do You Know Cabernet Sauvignon? Take the Quiz!

 mywinepal  June 18, 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely known red wine grapes around the world.  Many people know it for being in Bordeaux blends, but it is also made as a single-varietal wine worldwide, including in BC’s Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.  Take this fun 5-question quiz to see how well you know Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Are You a Pinot Noir Lover? Take This Quiz.

 mywinepal  June 11, 2023  2 Comments on Are You a Pinot Noir Lover? Take This Quiz.

Pinot Noir is probably my favourite red wine when its made well. The roots of this exquisite red grape variety can be traced back to the vineyards of ancient Côte d’Or in Burgundy, where its cultivation flourished under the region’s unique terroir. Throughout the ages, Burgundian winemakers have meticulously honed their craft, producing wines of unparalleled elegance, complexity, and finesse. …

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Test Your Riesling Knowledge With This Quiz

 mywinepal  June 3, 2023

I love Riesling wines.  Riesling grapes allow the winemaker to produce wines in many styles, from bone dry, to lusciously sweet ice wine. Riesling has a rich history in Europe that spans centuries. Its origins can be traced back to the Rhine region of Germany, where the grape thrived in the cool climate and slate-rich soils along the riverbanks. It…

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How Well Do You Know Chardonnay? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  May 25, 2023

Are you a Chardonnay lover or an Anything But Chardonnay advocate? Either way, you should know something about this grape that can produce wines of a variety of styles, both still and sparkling.  I put together this fun, 5-question quiz, to see how much you know about this grape variety. Hopefully, some of these questions will get you out to…

Ontario Niagara Peninsula wine quiz

Are You an Ontario Wine Lover? Take this Quiz!

 mywinepal  May 20, 2023

Ontario has a long history of wine-making in Canada.  Here in BC we get some Ontario wines, but could get more.  In two previous quizzes, I posted questions about BC’s wine regions.  In this post, I thought we should find out how much Canadians know about the Ontario wine region.  I picked the most well-known wine region of Ontario, the…

Vancouver Island Region wine quiz

What Do You Know About the Vancouver Island Wine Region?

 mywinepal  May 14, 2023

Many of you are probably very familiar with the wineries from the Okanagan Valley, but what do you know about the wineries on Vancouver Island?  A cooler-climate region.  I put together this fun, 5-question quiz, to see how much you know about this region.  If you have not ventured to Vancouver Island to taste the region’s wines, please go as…