Tag: Sicily

Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

While Italy has been known to produce robust, hearty reds, many of the country’s greatest wines offer a lighter touch without sacrificing flavour. This seminar, “Italy’s Lightness of Being”, led by Filippo Bartolotta and Michaela Morris, took us through sparkling wines, white wines with texture, and much more.  Winery principals, Fabio Bosio, Tommaso Chiarli, Daniel Grace, Stefano Inama, Nicola Mazzella,…

Nicosia Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018, Italy and Luis Segundo Correas Valle Las Acequias Malbec Oak 2015, Argentina

Two Stellar Wines from Italy and Argentina for You

 mywinepal  November 23, 2020

Two stellar wines today for you. The first is Cantine Nicosia Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018, an organic and vegan wine made in Italy from the white Grillo grape. The second wine is the Luis Segundo Correas Valle Las Acequias Malbec Oak 2015 from Argentina; a very smooth and satisfying big red wine for these cold Winter days.  I’m sure most…

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A Taste of Italian Wines, A Hint of What is Yet to Come

 mywinepal  November 4, 2015

How many wine regions are there in Italy?  You can probably think of Tuscany, Piemonte, and Veneto, but there are many more.  In total, Italy has 20 wine regions.  These regions are (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_wine): Aosta Valley Piemonte Liguria Lombardia Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Friuli-Venezia Giulia Veneto Emilia-Romagna Toscana Marche Umbria Lazio Sardinia Abruzzo Molise Campania Basilicata Puglia Calabria Sicily These regions are…

GAMBERO ROSSO Tre Bicchieri 2014 World Tour Impresses in Vancouver

 mywinepal  May 27, 2014  1 Comment on GAMBERO ROSSO Tre Bicchieri 2014 World Tour Impresses in Vancouver

Tre Bicchieri; The Best of the Best of Italian wines.  The Tre Bicchieri World Tour recently came to Vancouver for us to experience their top rated Italian wines.  This is only the second year this event has stopped in Canada, and only visits a few cities around the world each year, so we should be very proud to be selected…

My Latest IVSA Wine Picks – January 2012

 mywinepal  January 24, 2012

January 23, 2012, arrived full of promise, dragon-sized.  With that in mind, I checked out the New Product Salon for the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) in downtown Vancouver.  There was a wide range of wines; sparkling, still, red, white, and fortified.  A few stars from the tasting that I would like to share with you.    Italian Prosecco…