Tag: Sommelier


 mywinepal  December 1, 2022

I am sure many of us wine lovers in BC have been waiting to hear about the theme region and wine spotlight for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023. Also info on buying tickets and passes. The press release was released today. Read on!~~~~ VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 1, 2022): The Vancouver International Wine Festival is excited to announce the winery line-up for the…

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine sign and glass

The Story Continues with jy. Ancient Method Sparkling Wine

 mywinepal  November 19, 2016

Since 2011, Okanagan Crush Pad  (OCP) winery in Summerland offered the Okanagan Wine Campus, where the BC Sommelier of the Year has the opportunity to create their own wine label at the OCP facility.  They are part of the whole wine making process, starting with grape selecting, wine making, blending, labeling, marketing and bottling their wines.  $5000 of the “small lot”…

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2017 BC Hospitality Foundation Sommelier Scholarships are Open

 mywinepal  November 17, 2016

The 2017 BC Hospitality Foundation Sommelier Scholarships are sponsored by Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) and Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants. These scholarships are a mentorship program designed to further individual study in wine education. Up to four $1000.00 scholarships are awarded every year. To apply, you will need: A 500 word essay on why you need and deserve a $1000 scholarship from the…

Quick Review: Samantha Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

 mywinepal  December 31, 2015

Here is my last wine review for 2015.  It has been an amazing year of trying wines from around the world, and meeting with wine makers from around the world.  BC’s winery list continues to grow, and winery regions as well.  I look forward to what surprises 2016 will offer us.  Happy New Year with much prosperity to all my…

Celebrating OWEN Cabernet Franc and the BCHF

 mywinepal  July 15, 2013

This is the second year of the Wine Campus at Okanagan Crush Pad.  The wine campus is a program to foster the education of professionals in the wine industry. Okanagan Crush Pad makes an annual donation of $5,000 to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) which goes toward a scholarship for students enrolled in a recognized and accredited wine program with…

My Pairing Food & Wine For Dummies Book Review

 mywinepal  February 24, 2013

There are Dummies books for everything, from using Microsoft Word, to growing roses, and now for pairing food & wine.  I don’t consider myself a dummy in the food & wine pairing realm, having spent many years in the South World Wine Society executive, taking WSET courses, and attending many wine and food pairing seminars over the year.  But I…

The Release of H’s Blend at Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver

 mywinepal  June 3, 2012

The Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver is a landmark location.  It has been known as the city’s most elegant retreat. The Georgian Revival structure welcomed a who’s who of the entertainment world to British Columbia, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katharine Hepburn and British royalty. The legendary boutique hotel was recently renovated and was unveiled in July 2011 as…