Tag: Spumante

Lineup of Italian wines from Vinum & Cibus Italici

A Quick Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with Vinum & Cibus Italici at Wildebeest

 mywinepal  December 22, 2018

Wine and food pairing dinners are always fun.  You get to find out which types of wines you like paired with particular dishes.  There are usually surprises as well.  I was invited to taste some Italian wines from the Vinum & Cibus Italici consortium in the Veneto region paired with dishes from Wildebeest Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.  The Veneto region…

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My Top Drop 2018 Favourite Wines

 mywinepal  May 25, 2018

Top Drop is the last major wine tasting in Vancouver before the start of summer. Top Drop is meant to represent the best in terroir and winemaker craft. Nature and Nurture.  Wineries from around the world are selected for the best of both, and we were not disappointed.  In my 5 star wine rating, most wines were at least 4…


5 Sparkling Wines For the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 9, 2015

The Holiday season is coming up whether it is Christmas or Hanukkah, or another celebration.  A celebratory drink for many of us is sparkling wine, which can come from different countries, at different price points; but all are enjoyable!  Prosecco, Champagne, Cava, Cremant and more are terms you may hear relating to different sparkling wines.  I recently had a chance…

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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…