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Lamole di Lamole 2018 Lareale Riserva DOCG 2018 amd Marchesi Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

Two Chianti Classico Wines for BC Liquor Stores Celebration in AugustPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 11, 2023

Did you know that there will be a selection of great-value Chianti Classico wines will be featured in BC Liquor stores throughout the month of August?  There will also be a FREE consumer tasting at the 39th and Cambie Signature BCL Liquor Store on Friday, August 18th from 2:30 – 6:30pm.  As a peek into the aromas and flavours of…

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…

Top Drop Vancouver

My Top Drop Picks From Top Drop Canada 2023

 mywinepal  May 29, 2023

I enjoy attending the Top Drop Canada wine tasting each year.  It is probably my second favourite event after the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  If you have not heard of Top Drop before, the organizers describe it as “Top Drop’s focus and mandate is providing a platform for terroir-influenced, handcrafted wines, and the people behind them. We believe in the…

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Cheers to Rosé Wines and National Rosé Day

 mywinepal  May 25, 2023

June 10 is National Rosé Day, but what do you know about Rosé wines?  Here’s some background so you can further appreciate these wines and toast a glass or two on June 10. What are Rosé Wines? Rosé wines, often referred to as rosé, are a category of wines that bridge the gap between red and white wines. They are…

Easter dinner

A Dozen BC VQA Wines for Easter 2023

 mywinepal  April 6, 2023

Easter weekend is coming up for many people around the world.  There are many traditions besides the Easter celebrations among different faiths but enjoying meals with family and friends is a big part of each of them.  Here are 6 BC VQA white and 6 BC VQA red wines that I reviewed from Fall 2022 till now that I think…

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

Quick Review: Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2019

 mywinepal  March 29, 2023

One of my favourite producers of Chianti Classico is Ricasoli. I was happy to receive a bottle of their Ricasoli Brolio DOCG 2019 to review. I have reviewed and recommended past vintages of this wine, and I will continue to recommend it with the tasting of this vintage.  The winery is located in the Gaiole Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive (UGA), or…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2022

 mywinepal  December 16, 2022

Twenty-five wines coming from BC and around the world made it to my near-perfect – star category this year.  I’ve arranged these fantastic wines into BC wines followed by wines from the rest of the world.  Italian wine showed up prominently with my near-perfect wine scores.  Chardonnay showed prominently as well, primarily from BC. You should still be able to…

Chianti Classico Masterclass

Chianti Classico Reserva and Gran Selezione Wines and the New Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive

 mywinepal  October 17, 2022

This is Part Two of my article covering the Chianti Classico Masterclass led by Jason Yamasaki.  In Part One I covered the history, and grape varieties used for Chianti Classico, touched on the DOCG quality pyramid, and reviewed a basic Annata tier of Chianti Classico wines.  In Part Two I am covering the Chianti Classico Riserva and Gran Selezione tiers…

Chianti Classico Masterclass wines

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…

Jeff Hundertmark, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery winemaker with a bottle of his Riesling

Many Top Quality Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery to Enjoy

 mywinepal  September 28, 2022

I have been a fan of Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery‘s wines for many years.  I still have a bottle of their 2003 Summit Reserve Semillon I purchased at the winery that I hope to open this year with friends.  On my recent trip to Kelowna, I messaged their winemaker, Jeff Hundertmark, to see if I could meet with him.  Not…