Tag: sustainable

Challenge of the Red Titans

Challenge of the Red Titans Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024  0 Comments on Challenge of the Red Titans Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

This seminar, Challenge of the Red Titans, was fun.  It was held Friday afternoon and we had spent the week preceding with serious discussions of Italian wines.  We deserved a dash of fun, but the seminar still provided us with valuable information about Italian red wines.  We learned a bit about how the big Italian blockbuster wineries are reshaping themselves…

Yalumba GEN Viognier 2022 and GEN Shiraz 2022

Yalumba’s GEN Organic Shiraz and Viognier 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 3, 2023

I have been watching and tasting Yalumba‘s organic tier of wines for a few years.  This year, I noticed “GEN” on the label. From the 2022 vintage, all Yalumba GEN wines will be Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) certified. Yalumba GEN is 100% certified organic (by Australian Certified Organic) meaning they use no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides in their vineyard…

An oak fermentation vessel with Bee logo from Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery

Bee Impressed with Ontario’s Rosewood Estate Winery & MeaderyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 9, 2023

I received recommendations from a friend to visit Rosewood Winery & Meadery while I was visiting the Niagara region.  I was curious to attend, in part because I had not tried mead.  This winery, started in 2000, is owned by the Roman family and originated from Ukraine.  They are also the only winery in Ontario with a license to produce…

Bodega Argento Artesano de Argeno Organic White Malbec 2021, Organic Rosé 2021, Agrelo Single Vineyard Malbec 2020, Altamira Single Block Malbec 2019, and Estate Bottled Organic Malbec 2021 wines

Toast Bodega Argento at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  February 10, 2023

Let’s toast Bodega Argento from Argentina at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023.  Read about their organic and sustainable winemaking from the winery. About Bodega Argento Our purpose is to lead Argentine viticulture in a sustainable way, respecting our environment and developing brands of high perceived value, traded internationally. Argento’s organic backstory starts in 2012 under the expert eye of…

Tasting room at Beaufort Vineyard & Winery

A Quick Visit with Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery on Vancouver Island

 mywinepal  August 3, 2022

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is a small family-run winery (by Sylie Senay and Rolland Tanguay and their son, Alex Guertin) in Courtney – Comox on Vancouver Island.  I had not heard of the winery, but as I was nearby I thought I would check-in. The winery is certified organic and also follows regenerative and sustainable agriculture.  They grow 10…

40 Knots Winery tasting room

Enjoying 40 Knots Winery Wines on Their Patio

 mywinepal  August 1, 2022

When I am on vacation, if there is a winery nearby, I will usually drop by.  In this case, 40 Knots Winery is in Comox, just 30 minutes away from Campbell River, so I popped in to say hi to Brenda Hetman-Craig, Owner of 40 Knots, and to sample some of her wines on their patio.  This was my first…

Tightrope Winery Assortment of wines

Tightrope Winery & Vineyard is the First Certified Member of Sustainable Winegrowing BC

 mywinepal  April 22, 2021

As part of Earth Day, I received this press release from Tightrope Winery & Vineyard that they are the first certified member of Sustainable Winegrowing BC.  Congratulations.  I hope that many more BC wineries are able to be certified as well.  We only have one earth.  Here is their press release. ~~~ TIGHTROPE WINERY … a sustainable approach to wine…

Cornucopia 2015 Natural Born Thrillers

Cornucopia 2015: Natural Born Thrillers

 mywinepal  November 26, 2015

Natural wine is a hot topic in the wine world. Maybe you have not heard of it. There is some range of what is a “Natural” wine. It could fall into the organic, or biodynamic, or sustainable categories for some people.  During this seminar at Cornucopia, we had DJ Kearney, wine educator, writing and judge, give her perspective on Natural…

Talking with Miguel Torres Maczassek at the Vancouver Playhouse Intl Wine Festival

 mywinepal  March 28, 2012

Miguel Torres is best known as a wine making family with long pedigree from Spain.  From Spain they have spread out around the world.  One place where they have taken root has been Chile; the Curico Valley to be precise.  Their winery is very well known for their high quality Cordillera red blend. But when I was at the Vancouver…