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Bloom VQA Spring Release 2017

Spring 2017 is Blooming with BC Wine

 mywinepal  June 2, 2017

Finally, the sunny, warm weather is with us here in BC. Winter was dreadful, but now we can get out on the patio and enjoy some freshly vinified BC white wine. The 2016 harvest was very good in BC and produced wines with good flavour character and acidity. Recently I attended the Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tasting and tasted…

Tantalus Juveniles and Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir wines

The Final Round of BC Pinot Noirs Reviewed

 mywinepal  August 3, 2016

The last drops of BC Pinot Noir have crossed my lips, and their wine story has passed to my fingers then notes on paper, and finally this digital review for you.  It has been quite an interesting experience to try all these BC Pinot Noirs, noting all the different flavours and aromas. Of course there are common flavours and aromas, but…

Colour BC VQA Fall Release tasting

Some Amazing Wine Finds at Colour BC VQA Fall Release

 mywinepal  September 25, 2012

BC wines are continuing to make strides around the world.  Last year BC wineries won more than 2000 medals in national and international competition according to the BC Wine Institute.  BC has over 208 wineries today.  We grow over 75 different grape varieties!  Merlot is the most planted grape in BC, and Pinot Gris is the most planted white grape…

Welcoming our BC VQA Wines – Fall Release

 mywinepal  October 1, 2011

I’ve been told that over the past two decades, the Wines of British Columbia have truly come of age.  Wines are produced in the Okanagan, the Similkameen, the Fraser Valley, the Gulf Islands and on Vancouver Island.  Cool climate to desert conditions let us produce a wide range of wines and wine styles.  At the BC VQA Wines Fall Release,…

MyWinePal At The 31st Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

The 31st Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival has now come and gone. I attended the “Get Uncorked” kick off to the Festival, went to a Burgundy tasting (pinot noir, chardonnay and gamay), a Pinot tasting (all types of pinot both red and white), a Vinho Verde (Portuguese wine) tasting, plus tasted wines in the big tasting room three times. I…