Tag: semillon

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

 mywinepal  June 13, 2021

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their The Eye of the Partridge 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé wine. The labels are fresh and original.  The sablefish filet comes…

TIME Viognier 2018 and White Meritage 2018

It’s TIME to Enjoy a Viognier and a White Bordeaux Blend

 mywinepal  March 13, 2021

It’s TIME to review a Viognier and a White Meritage, Bordeaux, blend from TIME Winery. Both are from the 2018 vintage; the first vintage for TIME Winery by winemaker Lynzee Schatz. These were two of the wines offered for tasting during TIME Winery’s International Women’s Day Celebration. At that time I tried their Evolve Cellars Pink Effervescence and their TIME…

Semillon wine grapes (By Alison Parks-Whitfield - originally posted to Flickr as SemillonBlancBunch5, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9956045)

Tell Me About BC Semillon

 mywinepal  January 6, 2021

Just like Malbec, the white Semillon grape is not that well-known in BC wine production.  Semillon is a blending grape in Bordeaux with Sauvignon Blanc to make White Bordeaux blends as well as it is used as one of the grapes to produce the sweet Sauternes wines.  Semillon is a fuller bodied grape, and offers a waxy texture to the wine. …

TIME Winery Viognier 2018 and White Meritage 2018

Two White Wines from TIME Winery You Should Not Miss

 mywinepal  October 14, 2020

How would you like to impress your family and friends with two little known white wines from BC?  You can with a Viognier and a white Bordeaux blend from TIME Winery.  I was impressed with the quality of these two wines.  Did you know that Bordeaux makes white wines?  They do.  They are typically a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and…

BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview II

BC’s Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview – The Warmer Golden Mile Bench, Similkameen Valley and Naramata Bench

 mywinepal  April 30, 2020

I attended online Part II of the BC Virtual 2019 Vintage Preview which welcomed winemakers from the Similkameen Valley, South Okanagan Valley (Golden Mile Bench) and BC’s new Sub-GI, Naramata Bench.  It was interesting to hear the differences and similarities between the cooler regions in BC and the warmer regions.  We again had Barbara Philip, MW as our moderator, and…

Flight of wines at The Global Cru seminar at VanWineFest 2020

THE GLOBAL CRU Seminar at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 11, 2020

What is meant by a “Cru” in wine?  The term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, but the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard region recognized for their superior wine quality. My last seminar during the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the topic of “cru”.  What it is and how it is expressed.  We…

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Toast the Wines from Bordeaux’s Maison Sichel at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  November 26, 2019

Maison Sichel would like you to know about their winery and try their wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  Read about them in their own words. About Maison Sichel James Sichel and his 4 brothers own and manage their 7 generation family company, Maison Sichel, established in Bordeaux since 1883 and involved in many areas of the Bordeaux…

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

 mywinepal  September 24, 2019

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.  But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals from around the world are invited to attend to tell us their wine story.  I was fortunate to attend the…

Black Hills Estate Winery Fall 2019 media release

Black Hills Estate Winery – An Iconic Winery in Our Backyard

 mywinepal  September 16, 2019

Recently I was invited to attend a seminar and tasting of Black Hills Estate Winery‘s wines at Chambar Restaurant downtown.  Glenn Fawcett, Chief Wine Evangelist, for Black Hills started off the seminar telling us about the history of the winery and then introduced us to their newest winemaker, Ross Wise, who spoke to us about the flight of wines we…