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MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2017

 mywinepal  December 29, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous article on my top rated white, sparkling, and fortified wines for 2017, there were so many excellent wines that I tasted this year.  As I review the red wines that I’ve listed below, there are many wines from Italy, in part due to the many visits by Italian wineries to Vancouver this year.  From…

California Wines

5 California Wines You Should Try That are Not Napa Cabs or Chardonnays

 mywinepal  April 27, 2017

Sometimes California gets pigeon-holed into being thought of only a place for high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not true.  There are many other wines available from California that are very enjoyable.  I attended the latest California Wine Fair here in Vancouver, and spent time trying wines that were not one of those two grape varieties….

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2016

 mywinepal  December 26, 2016

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins and minerality in a red wine, or something else. Something that made the wine stand above the other wines.  Could…

Top Drop Vancouver

Have You Tried a Top Drop?

 mywinepal  September 14, 2016

Top Drop Vancouver is a collaboration between Vancouver’s wine industry, that focus on smaller boutique and terroir-focused wineries from BC and around the world, and offers these wines to taste at a public event, this year held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown on September 8.  I was fortunate to be able to attend this walk-about event, with a glass in…

California Wines

My California Wine Fair 2014 Picks

 mywinepal  April 28, 2014

Where in Vancouver can you taste wines from 114 different wineries across California?  At the California Wine Fair.  The 2014 Fair was last week and it did not disappoint, with sparkling, still and dessert wines for us to savour. And as an added benefit, proceeds to this event went to support the Arts Club Theatre, which is celebrating it’s 50th…

My California Wine Picks from the #VanWineFest 2013

 mywinepal  March 21, 2013

California is one of the great wine regions of the world, in part due to the excellent climate and soils, and in part due to the willingness to experiment with different grape varieties and methods to produce the best quality wine.  At this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival I had an opportunity to speak with many California principals and winemakers,…

Taste of Sonoma: A Grand Tasting in Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 19, 2012

Sonoma County in California is not as well known as the county next door, Napa, but it should be better known due to it’s quality wines.  Sonoma has a cooler climate than Napa, which is more inland, plus has the Mayacamas Mountains to block the cool maritime air. The unique climates of Sonoma County allow a wide range of red…

My California Wine Fair Picks Canadian Tour 2012

 mywinepal  April 21, 2012

The California Wine Fair 2012 Canadian Tour came to Vancouver this past week.  It is highly anticipated and always delivers.  There were so many wines to try, from what you expect, like Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, but also the unexpected, like a Chenin or a Cabernet Franc.  California has wines of all different styles and at all different price…