Tag: Rondinella

A Montresor vineyard (Image courtesy Vini Montresor)

Come Celebrate the Wines of Vini Montresor at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  January 10, 2024

If you are a lover of Valpolicella wines, then you should visit the table of Vini Montresor at VanWineFest 2024.  Here is some background on the winery, in their own words. About Vini Montresor In 1892 Giacomo Montresor founded the Giacomo Montresor Cellars, giving life to a production that, since then and until today, is an identity expression of its…

Monte del Frá Ca del Magro Custoza DOC Superiore 2020 and Bardolino DOC 2021

Try Monte del Frá Wines from Italy Before VanWineFest 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 10, 2023

The theme country for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024 is Italy.  If you have not yet checked out the website to see the participating wineries, I can tell you that Monte del Frá will be pouring their wines for you from the area bordering the south and east of Lake Garda and west of Verona.  The red grapes from…

Valpolicella Returns Masterclass

A Valpolicella Wine Masterclass

 mywinepal  June 26, 2023

Valpolicella may not be as well-known to many wine lovers compared to Chianti Classico in Italy but deserves to be.  There are different levels of quality of Valpolicella wines to satisfy everybody’s palates.  I was fortunate to attend a Valpolicella Masterclass with Daenna Van Mulligen leading the class.  Following is information that I thought would be of interest to you followed…

Valpolicella and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco tasting booklet

Prosecco and Valpolicella – Tasting the Wines of Veneto

 mywinepal  October 13, 2018

North and east of Verona, Italy is where Valpolicella wines originate and a little to the north of Valpolicella you find Prosecco wines.  You may have heard of Prosecco, the sparkling darling of people around the world at the moment.  It is not as complex or expensive as Champagne, but many people want an inexpensive, typically off-dry bubble to share…

Wine Meridian

Wine Meridian Italian Wine Tasting Tour

 mywinepal  October 20, 2017

Wine Meridian a web-based wine magazine celebrating Italian wine dropped by Vancouver this week with 20+ wineries and some of their wines from across Italy to sample.  From Piemonte to Puglia, from Sicilia to Veneto, we had plenty of interesting wines to try. I worked my way through Prosecco and other sparkling wines, through many interesting white wines made with…

A Tasting of Wines From Italy

Italian Wines for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 15, 2016

Italian wines can make any day feel like a holiday. But we do have holidays upcoming so here are a few Italian wines that I recently tasted in downtown Vancouver that you may want to consider purchasing.  Of particular note are the white wines made with indigenous grapes you may not have heard of; Carricante and Grillo exclusively grown in…

Wine Meridian

Italy’s Wine Meridian Tour Comes to Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 9, 2016

Did you know that Italy has more than 500 DOCs, more than 2000 Italian grape varieties, and covers nearly 700,000 hectares of vineyards?  That dwarfs BC and all of Canada’s production and grape variety.  Recently Wine Meridian, a wine magazine from Italy brought fifteen wineries to Canada to show us about lesser known, smaller wineries that are in the more…

Molto Bene Vino from Monte Del Fra

 mywinepal  October 17, 2016

Indigenous grapes excite me.  Learning about these grapes and their flavours and aromas make wine tasting interesting.  We can travel around the world and sample Cabernet Sauvignon, and it will in general have a very similar flavour and aroma profile, depending if you are in a cooler or a warmer climate.  Indigenous grapes, that are from their original country and…

Masi Campofiorin 2012

Meet Masi Agricola at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

 mywinepal  December 21, 2015

The history of Masi is the history of a family and its vineyards in Verona, part of the Veneto. The name itself derives from the Vaio dei Masi, the small valley purchased at the end of the XVIII century by the Boscaini family, still its owners today. Masi now has lands in the best terroir sites of the Venetian regions…