Tag: sauvignon blanc

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Quick Review: Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

 Yvonne Lorkin  December 10, 2023

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (NZ $32) How excellent that the team at Whitehaven have chosen to launch their new Single Vineyard series with the release of a shiny new barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc. Fruit from their Paul’s Road vineyard has been wild fermented and aged for 13 months in old French Oak puncheons before being bottled…

Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Try Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 7, 2023

With all the pressures caused by winter weather freezing vines reducing the grape harvest this year and forest fires over the past several years, our BC wineries need your support.  I have two wines, one white and one red, from BC’s Blasted Church Vineyards to review for you.  Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022 is a white Bordeaux blend. …

An oak fermentation vessel with Bee logo from Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery

Bee Impressed with Ontario’s Rosewood Estate Winery & MeaderyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 9, 2023

I received recommendations from a friend to visit Rosewood Winery & Meadery while I was visiting the Niagara region.  I was curious to attend, in part because I had not tried mead.  This winery, started in 2000, is owned by the Roman family and originated from Ukraine.  They are also the only winery in Ontario with a license to produce…

Thanksgiving dinner

Some Canadian Wines to Enjoy With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

 mywinepal  October 6, 2023

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving.  I looked back at the past few months this year to see what current BC and Ontario wines might be a good match for a roast turkey or ham dinner.  Below are wines from both provinces that I think would be good pairings. BC Wines High Note Estate Winery Soubrette Pinot Grigio 2022 – this…

Creekside Estate Winery

Try Ontario’s Creekside Estate Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and SyrahPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 5, 2023

At Creekside Estate Winery, in Jordan, Ontario, are self-described cork dorks who love what they do and have fun doing it. Their first vintage was in 1997. They do cover many Bordeaux grape varieties, but Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are their signature wines.  They also make a popular Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend (a white Bordeaux blend).  Sauvignon Blanc is planted…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Rosé and Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Two Expressive BC Wines To Entice Your PalatePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 2, 2023

Today I decided to pull two bottles that I received from two different wineries.  Not because they were the same grape variety or style, but because I enjoy the wines from these wineries and I was interested to taste these two wines.  Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing white wine with bright acidity.  Rosé wines as well can also be, but…

Township 7 Provenance Series Rosé 2022 and Provenance Series Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Keep Summer in Mind with Township 7 Provenance Series Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 6, 2023

Yes, it is still summer, even though the calendar says September.  We can keep a summer mindset by drinking fresh crisp wines, like these two BC wines from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.  I received their Township 7 Provenance Series Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and their Provenance Series Rosé 2022 to taste and review for you. Both wines are under screwcap…

Sauvignon blanc grapes

How Well Do You Know Sauvignon Blanc New World Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  August 26, 2023

The Sauvignon Blanc grape traces its lineage to the historic vineyards of France’s Loire Valley, where it gained early recognition for its distinct aromatic profile and vibrant acidity. It is also one of two grapes, along with Semillon, which makes white Bordeaux blends. However, it was the New World wine regions that truly propelled Sauvignon Blanc to worldwide fame, reimagining…

New Zealand Pinot love for Valentine's Day

Test Your Knowledge of New Zealand Wines With This Quiz

 mywinepal  August 5, 2023

The history of wine growing in New Zealand dates back to the early 19th century when British settlers began cultivating vineyards. However, it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that the industry truly took off.  The industry’s expansion gained momentum in the 1980s and 1990s when New Zealand wines started gaining international recognition for their exceptional quality and distinct characteristics. Today,…