Tag: sherry

Bodegas Alvear sherries

Cocktail Time With SherryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 16, 2024  0 Comments on Cocktail Time With SherryPR SAMPLE 

Sherry is a very misunderstood wine style. It comes in a wide range of styles, from dry and citrusy to medium-bodied with some sweetness and nuttiness to deeply coloured, luscious, very sweet with a thick feeling on the palate.  These wines each have a place in a meal or sipping on their own. But, what you may not know, is…

La Gitana Manzanilla sherry

Time to Test Your Sherry Knowledge with this Quiz

 mywinepal  December 23, 2023

Sherry, a fortified wine with a rich and storied history, traces its origins back to the sun-drenched vineyards of the Jerez region in southern Spain. Dating back to the 9th century, this distinctive wine has endured centuries of transformation and refinement. Sherry gained international acclaim in the 18th century when British merchants developed a taste for its unique flavours. After…

Year of the Metal Rat 2020 (Image courtesy www.chinesefortunecalendar.com)

Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat in 2020

 mywinepal  January 1, 2020

January 25, 2020 is the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat.   In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. According to chinesenewyear.net, “The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat…

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

 mywinepal  March 20, 2018

Did you know that Spain’s wine heritage is at least three thousand years old?  Yet, you may not know much about Spanish wine, except for perhaps Rioja red wines and Spanish Cava.  Tempranillo is the best-known grape from Spain, being used to produce red wines from the Rioja region, as well as other regions in Spain. Tempranillo comes from the…

A flight of Sherries for WSET Masterclass at VanWineFest

SHADES OF SHERRY Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

 mywinepal  March 9, 2018  3 Comments on SHADES OF SHERRY Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

From pale and dry to dark and syrupy, there’s a Sherry for every occasion.  But, Sherry is a very misunderstood wine style.  To provide us with more clarity and experience with Sherry we had Lara Victoria, DipWSET of Cru Classe Hospitality Corp to lead us through a WSET Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Lara, besides being a WSET…

Karl taking notes at the Magnum Party

My Top 5 Wine Posts for 2013

 mywinepal  January 3, 2014

2013 seems like a blur, with so many wine and food events to count.  In addition, we had an outstanding sunny summer here in Vancouver, which lead to enjoyment of more wine and bbq.  Between my main website, mywinepal.com, and my food & wine events site, mywinepal.wordpress.com, I wrote 188 posts.  That is 1 new post every other day, but…

TWB Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairing Tastings at TWB – The Wine Bar in Yaletown

 mywinepal  August 30, 2013

TWB – The Wine Bar opened December 2012 and is yet to reach it’s first birthday.  A very unpretentious place where there are a plethora of wines around the by the glass, which you can sip  with tiny bites and tapas. But did you know that Rachelle Goudreau, Sommelier at TWB, is offering something extra every other Thursday; a bit of…

A Spanish Gem in #Toronto – Patria Restaurant

 mywinepal  July 6, 2013  2 Comments on A Spanish Gem in #Toronto – Patria Restaurant

Definition: Tapas – Small Spanish savory dishes, typically served with drinks at a bar.  The variety of tapas though is uncountable.  Every bar or restaurant may have their own take on a Spanish classic, so you need to try them all.  Recently on my quest to experience Spanish tapas, I was invited to Patria Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Walking into Patria,…

Gastown Wine Crawl – Exciting Sips from Seacove Group

 mywinepal  May 27, 2013

This past week, the Seacove Group, a wine agency located in Vancouver, brought over 5 winery principals from Europe to show us a range of their wines.  Strolling through the cobbled Gastown streets, between restaurants, one could imagine you were in Europe.  The winery principals and the participating restaurants, hosting the principals are: Champagne de Vonage, Epernay, France,  Mr. Gilles…