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British Columbia Lieutenant Governor coat of arms

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,…

Needle in a haystack courtesy t_buchtele

9 Wines You Should Try at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

 mywinepal  January 23, 2017

Do you know how many wines will be presented at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Room?  Around 800.  Picking wines you really would like to try in your 3 hours of wine tasting would be like finding a needle in a haystack.  I had a chance to try some of the wines that you can find at the Festival,…

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vine Stars from Italy and Around the World at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

 mywinepal  January 11, 2016

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016 is coming up quickly, and one of the great things about it, is that you can meet winery principals from around the world.  This year, Italy is the theme country, so there will be many winery principals from Italy that you can talk to and have them pour you a glass of their wine,…

William Fevre Chablis and Petit Chablis

Andrew Peller Shows Off Their Wines – Local and Abroad

 mywinepal  September 14, 2015

My second agent portfolio wine tasting for September is by Andrew Peller Ltd and Andrew Peller Import Agency.  Through both branches they show off our local BC wines, and the wines the represent from around the world.  It was a great sunny day, and they had their wines out for us on a patio.  Greeting me was Howard Soon, senior…

Fall vineyards in Okanagan Falls

BC Has a Wine Story

 mywinepal  April 18, 2013  1 Comment on BC Has a Wine Story

BC‘s wine story, just like all other wine regions, is heavily dependent upon it’s terroir.  You may have heard of the term terroir, but what does it mean, and what is BC’s wine story? What is Terroir? Terroir is a many splendid thing!  Depending on who you ask, you may get many different answers, but all the answers share one…

My Enjoyment of Speaking Frankly About Cabernet Franc

 mywinepal  March 12, 2012

My last event at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival was “Speaking Frankly About Franc“. I was eagerly waiting for this seminar as I really enjoy drinking Cabernet Franc. A grape that is at home in Bordeaux and in the Loire Valley. It is used as a blending grape in Bordeaux, as a minor partner to Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot….