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Okanagan Crush Pad: The Taste Test

 mywinepal  June 28, 2012

In my earlier post, Growing Wineries with Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), I introduced you to the vineyard management, wine making skills, and the growing list of new wineries making use of OCP. In this second part of this article, I will introduce you to these new wineries, and provide you with a few tasting notes on the wines I sampled….

My Experience Visiting 4 Woodinville Wineries May 2012

 mywinepal  May 13, 2012

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go down to Woodinville, WA and try the wines from 4 different wineries. I’ve been travelling down to Woodinville every few months and going to a different set of wineries’ tasting rooms. I think I’ve counted about 96 tasting rooms, so going to 4 per trip will take me 24 trips. Where is…

Chinese New Year 2012, Year of Black Water Dragon. Wine to Serve?

 mywinepal  January 4, 2012

January 23, 2012 is a New Chinese New Year.  This new year will be the Year of the Black Water Dragon. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival). A Dragon is a legendary creature. All legendary…

Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of Chile and Argentina

 mywinepal  August 31, 2011  3 Comments on Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of Chile and Argentina

In my previous article about preparing for your Summer Wine Trip in the Southern Hemisphere, I outlined most of the wine producing countries and some airline ticket prices from Canada to those countries.  This is Part 2 of this article, where you will get to know a bit about the signature grapes of Chile and Argentina and a few (not…

5th Annual 5 Nations Cup South World Wine Society, Vancouver

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

For the past 5 years, Vancouver’s South World Wine Society has been having a tasting in January called the “5 Nations Cup“. This January was the 5th competition. The premise of the event is that 5 white and 5 red wines are selected by the cellar master and the speaker at the event. The wines are all single varietals and…