Tag: Rocca Delle Macie

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Italy Reimagined Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 18, 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…

A selection of Italian red wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Red Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 7, 2024

On Friday during VanWineFest 2024, I spent my time in the International Festival Tasting Room, primarily tasting Italian red wines.  There was a great variety of wines from across the country and while I attempted to visit every table, that was an impossible task.  Here are the wines that I quite enjoyed.  If there are red wines you tasted at…

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Chianti Classico Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 8, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Chianti Classico region attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Chianti Classico Wines Nestled in the heart of Tuscany,…

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Celebrate Rocca delle Macie’s 50th Anniversary at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  November 20, 2023

In June 2023 Rocca delle Macìe celebrated their winery’s 50th Anniversary.  Winery principals have attended VanWineFest in the past as well as other Italian wine events here in Vancouver.  I am looking forward to seeing them at VanWineFest 2024 and clinking a glass to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  Here is some information by Rocca delle Macìe about their 50 years…

Two Chianti Classico Wines from Rocca delle Macie

Tasting Two Chianti Classico Wines from Rocca delle Macie to Help Celebrate Tuscany at BCL

 mywinepal  July 25, 2023

This August, the BC Liquor (BCL) stores will celebrate Tuscany with displays of Chianti Classico wines in 30 BCL locations, as well as a consumer tasting at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store on Thursday, August 17th, 2023. In the meantime, I received a few Chianti Classico wines to taste and review for you. Today I opened two wines…

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4 Chianti Classico Wines to Enjoy With Friends and Family

 mywinepal  June 19, 2023

Recently I arranged to get family and friends together to taste four Chianti Classico wines and try them with different flavours of pizza. At the end of tasting through the wines and enjoying the pizzas, I had the group of us, pick their favourite wine of the evening. Following are my tasting notes for the wines, sans decanting, followed by…

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A Chianti Classico Masterclass with Jason Yamasaki

 mywinepal  October 11, 2022

I was fortunate to be invited to a Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki, the Chianti Classico Ambassador in BC.  Jason spoke to us about the history of the Chianti Classico region, the grape used and the different quality levels of Chianti Classico.  As this was such a wide-ranging masterclass, I am dividing it up into two sections.  In…

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VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

 mywinepal  May 27, 2022

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines…

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Flavours of Italy at BC Government Liquor Stores

 mywinepal  October 18, 2020

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, together with BC Liquor Stores, is organizing during the month of October another edition of “Flavours of Italy – Celebrating Italian Classics”, an in-store promotion in selected BC Liquors Stores. This edition of “Flavours of Italy” will promote an exclusive selection of 12 Italian classic wines. The promotion will comprise special displays featured in 60…