Tag: semillon

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

Frind Estate Winery The Baronesse 2021 and Big Red 2020

Two Blends from Frind Estate Winery You Can Try at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  March 31, 2022

Have you heard of Frind Estate Winery before?  They are one of the newer wineries, located in West Kelowna.  Eric Von Krosigk, their winemaker, comes with lots of great knowledge.  He is originally from Vernon. In 1983, Eric moved to Germany to apprentice and work at wineries in the Mosel and fell in love with sparkling wines. In 1991, Eric…

Blasted Church Vineyards Hatfield's Fuse MMXIX and Big Bang Theory MMXX

2 Blasted Church Vineyards Renaissance Wines to Enjoy

 mywinepal  March 17, 2022

With all the seriousness in the world happening, it is nice to be able to step away for a few minutes to enjoy life.  I have two bottles of wine from Blasted Church Vineyards in the Okanagan from their Renaissance series, their best sellers, that are easy to sip and help you relax a bit.  One is a white blend…

TIME Family of Wines Chronos Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon 2020

TIME Family of Wines Chronos Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon 2020 with Scallops Pairing

 mywinepal  November 22, 2021

Two new wine releases from TIME Family of Wines to try. Their Chronos Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and Chronos Semillon 2020. Both grapes are found in Bordeaux and in fact are blended together to make a white Bordeaux wine! Today’s wines though are unblended so that we get to experience each variety on their own. The Semillon does have a touch…

Winemaker's CUT Bohemian White and Red 2019

You Should Try Winemaker’s CUT Bohemian Rouge and Blanc Wines!

 mywinepal  October 29, 2021

Here are two delicious vegan wines.  I recently tasted the Winemaker’s CUT latest Bohemian Blanc 2019 and Bohemian Rouge 2019 wines.  I’ve tasted many Winemaker’s CUT wines and always have to compliment them on their winemaking skills.  These two wines would be great for the holiday season.  I can see them working well with various dishes.  I did try them…

TIME Family of Wines gift box with 3 wines

3 TIME Family of Wines Paired with Cheese and Prosciutto

 mywinepal  October 25, 2021  1 Comment on 3 TIME Family of Wines Paired with Cheese and Prosciutto

I received three wines from TIME Family of Wines over the summer, but holiday travel and other busyness kept me away from tasting these wines until now. Two are white and one is a rosé wine. I tasted the: Evolve Cellars Spontaneity 2020 (50% Pinot Gris, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, and 20% Ortega) Chronos Rosé 2020 (made from Syrah grapes) McWatters…

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery and Sonora Room Restaurant

A Quality Wine Tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

 mywinepal  October 12, 2021

It has been many years since I visited Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in person.  I’ve been tasting their wines from home and from Trade Tastings in Vancouver (pre-COVID), and always appreciate the quality of their wines.  When I decided to take a short trip to the south Okanagan, I made a point to visit Burrowing Owl Estate Winery and was…

Tomato Acquerello Risotto, Grilled Prawn, Branzino and Clos du Soleil 2020 Rose

Taste the Sun with Provence Marinaside’s August Winery Menu

 mywinepal  August 10, 2021

If you have not yet enjoyed lunch or dinner at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown, maybe this wine and food pairing menu will entice you.  Tomatoes are now ripening on the coast, and are already ripe in the interior.  Provence Marinaside is pairing Heirloom tomatoes with Clos du Soleil wines (partially owned by Dr. Henry).  Here is the press release with…

A new look for Evolve Cellars, Chronos and McWatters Collection

TIME Family of Wines Reveals New Look with Release of 2020 Vintage

 mywinepal  August 5, 2021

We heard about the purchase of TIME Family of Wines last year, but did not know where things would go for the wines.  We now have some answer, with a label refresh plus some new wines to the portfolio.  Here is the press release from TIME Family of Wines. ~~~ [Penticton, BC] The last year and a half has changed…

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

 Yvonne Lorkin  August 2, 2021

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019 (NZ $25) Sileni were one of the very first Hawke’s Bay producers to leap into making classlc dry Semillon back in the early 2000’s. Before that, most wineries were using the variety to simply create sweet, dessert styles. The deep, iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region create Semillon with an…