Tag: Rust Wine Co.

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

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Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails: September 24th & 25th, 2021

 mywinepal  June 30, 2021

With all the restraint we had collectively over COVID and the opening of restrictions, the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails in September sounds like a great way to celebrate.  Here is the press release with info about how you can buy your tickets.  Buy quickly as I’m sure the tickets will sell out fast! ~~~ Oliver, BC (June…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 With BC Wine

 mywinepal  February 3, 2021

While we may want to go big on Valentine’s Day this year for our significant other, COVID still lurks and most of us are not yet vaccinated.  Maybe you would consider ordering dishes from your favourite restaurant and enjoying it at home with some tasty BC wines?   Various foods, for their texture, scent, colour, shape and/or taste has an effect…

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3 Rockin’ Syrah 2017 from Rust Wine Co

 mywinepal  May 10, 2020

If you read my earlier article about 2 whites and a rose wine from Rust Wine Co, you would have seen the back label for these wine bottles.  They have very detailed information on the grape clone(s) used, the vineyard and its geographic location, the soil type(s) in the vineyard, picking date, how the must was fermented (e.g. stainless steel),…

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2 Whites and a Rosé from Rust Wine Co for You

 mywinepal  May 5, 2020  2 Comments on 2 Whites and a Rosé from Rust Wine Co for You

Who is Rust Wine Co? Do you remember the Rustico Winery in the Okanagan?  Rust Wine Co is the winery that was formed from Rustico.  Rust gets its name from the flaky iron oxide that formed on some old farm equipment on the Golden Mile Bench property.  They have five vineyards planted as far back as 1973 that are located…

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Chefs Plate Dishes Quality You Can Cook Plus BC Wine

 mywinepal  May 3, 2020

Chefs Plate provides you with pre-portioned ingredients and easy to follow recipe cards that help you cook meals at home. They offer 15 different dishes every week for you to choose from: from meat-based dishes, to salads, and even vegetarian options.  If you don’t like to think about what to cook daily, want to sharpen your cooking skills and want…

BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview II

BC’s Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview – The Warmer Golden Mile Bench, Similkameen Valley and Naramata Bench

 mywinepal  April 30, 2020

I attended online Part II of the BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview which welcomed winemakers from the Similkameen Valley, South Okanagan Valley (Golden Mile Bench) and BC’s new Sub-GI, Naramata Bench.  It was interesting to hear the differences and similarities between the cooler regions in BC and the warmer regions.  We again had Barbara Philip, MW as our moderator, and…


5 BC VQA Wines for Easter

 mywinepal  April 19, 2019

It is the Easter weekend for many people around the world, and besides the religious celebrations, enjoying meals with family and friends is also a big part.  The BC VQA Spring wine release kicked off this week, but the wines may not yet be at your local bottle shop or BC Liquor Store.  Here are 5 BC VQA wines that…

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MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2018

 mywinepal  December 26, 2018

This is Part 2 of my top rated wines for 2018.  I earlier released my list of 40 white and sparkling wines for 2018, which you can read at this link.  This red wine list came from Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I categorized the wines below to…