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Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017 with wine in glass

Whites and Rosés Wines of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs for the Summer

 mywinepal  June 12, 2024  0 Comments on Whites and Rosés Wines of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs for the Summer

We are now enjoying nicer summer weather.  It’s time to get out onto the patio and enjoy some rosé and white wines. While you may think of Rhône wines as being Syrah or red blends, this region also produces white and rosé wines.  Here is a press release I received talking about these Rhône wines. ~~~~~~~~~ This summer, treat yourself…

Kalala Organic Estate Winery Zweigelt 2018 with wine in glass

Zweigelt: Another Lesser Known Red Wine Gem in BC

 mywinepal  June 3, 2024  0 Comments on Zweigelt: Another Lesser Known Red Wine Gem in BC

Zweigelt is a red grape that while not as obscure as the Blaufränkisch grape I wrote about earlier, is still relatively unknown in BC.  Only 0.7% of red grapes grown in BC are from Zweigelt.  This is a versatile and vibrant red grape variety, that is a cornerstone of Austrian viticulture. Named after its creator, Dr. Fritz Zweigelt, this grape…

Mt. Boucherie Blaufrankisch 2017 label

Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

 mywinepal  May 31, 2024  2 Comments on Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

Nestled among the vineyards of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley lies a grape variety quietly making waves in the wine world – Blaufränkisch. Blaufränkisch, also known as Lemberger, traces its roots back to Central Europe, particularly Austria and Hungary. The grape is believed to have originated in the region of Lower Styria, now part of Slovenia, before spreading to neighbouring countries….

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My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024

 mywinepal  May 14, 2024  0 Comments on My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024

Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.   Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries…

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My Wine Selections from Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 2, 2024

Washington state has over 900 wineries.  That is amazing.  While our BC wineries are bound primarily to mountain valleys, Washington state has a large land area to the east of the Cascades mountain ranges, which is where many of Washington’s wineries are located.  But how can you try wines from so many wineries more easily?  One way is to attend…

Easter dinner

A Few BC Wine Suggestions for Easter 2024 Dinner

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

For Easter dinner featuring roast turkey or roast ham with mashed potatoes and vegetables, selecting wine varietals that complement the flavours of these classic dishes is key. For red wine enthusiasts, Pinot Noir would be an excellent choice. With its bright acidity and delicate red fruit flavours, it would pair well with the savouriness of turkey or ham. The soft…

Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

While Italy has been known to produce robust, hearty reds, many of the country’s greatest wines offer a lighter touch without sacrificing flavour. This seminar, “Italy’s Lightness of Being”, led by Filippo Bartolotta and Michaela Morris, took us through sparkling wines, white wines with texture, and much more.  Winery principals, Fabio Bosio, Tommaso Chiarli, Daniel Grace, Stefano Inama, Nicola Mazzella,…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

Frescobaldi dinner

Frescobaldi: A Tuscan Dynasty Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 2, 2024

My first winery dinner for VanWineFest 2024 was the Tuscan winery, Marchesi Frescobaldi.  This winery has extensive vineyard holdings across Tuscany and into Montalcino.  The Frescobaldi family has been making wine dating back 700 years and spanning over 30 generations. Today the Frescobaldi family owns 11 estates in Italy including 10 in Tuscany and distribute their wines in over 65…

Sparkling Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé, NV

Try Tasmanian Sparkling Wine: Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé, NVPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 23, 2024

Sparkling wine is made in both the northern and southern hemispheres, but the ones made in the southern hemisphere may be a bit more special. The grapes for sparkling wines are harvested around Valentine’s Day, so maybe there is more love in those wines? I have a bottle of sparkling Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé to taste for you made with…