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MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

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Enjoy These Red, White, and Sparkling Wines From Portugal

 mywinepal  June 21, 2023

After attending the Portuguese Wine Experience Masterclass earlier in the day, there was also a tasting room set up with wines from various Portuguese wineries to try.  Below are the wines that I enjoyed the most.  The names of the grapes are not well-known as they are indigenous to Portugal.  So no Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are listed below, rather you…

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The Portugal Wine Experience Masterclass, Always Something to Learn

 mywinepal  June 12, 2023

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Portugal Wine Experience masterclass led by Eugénio Jardim, US Brand Ambassador for Wines of Portugal. Following is what we covered with Eugénio followed by my wine-tasting notes for the flight of wines he had prepared for us. Eugénio Jardim’s Masterclass Did you know that Portugal is the closest European country to…

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Port Wine History and 20 Port Cocktails

 mywinepal  February 26, 2023

Sipping a glass of port by the fireplace during our cold winter season is probably what many people think about port.  It is enjoyable, but did you know that you can also make cocktails using port wine?  Let me give you a bit of background about port wine (there are many styles) and then lead you into port cocktails. About…

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MyWinePal’s Wine Destination Travel Bucket List

 mywinepal  December 30, 2021

Wanderlust.  We must all have it after staying in our homes for the past two years due to COVID.  Maybe venturing out to a nearby city or town within a day’s driving distance, but not getting on an airplane and going where your heart desires.  I love wine, and I enjoy going to wine regions around the world, meeting winemakers…

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2016 and Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve Port wines

Two Tasty Value-Priced Ports from Taylor Fladgate

 mywinepal  March 5, 2021

In the midst of Winter with the darkness and cold outside, it is nice to enjoy comfort from a glass or two of port wine. I have two port wines to review for you from Taylor Fladgate. Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port 2016 and Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve Port.  Port is made from indigenous grapes, typically Touriga Nacional,…

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B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

 mywinepal  May 9, 2019

We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve got the list here for you.  Pick up these wines if you can quickly because I’m sure they will sell…

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Amo Vino Portfolio Tasting Per Favore

 mywinepal  July 2, 2018

This was my first portfolio tasting for Amo Vino Distributors, a small boutique wine agency co-founded by Marisa Varas and Jessica Luongo.  Their wines are primarily from Europe, but there are also some California and BC wines to be found.  The wines from Greece and Portugal figure prominently, along with their country’s indigenous grapes.  You won’t find a huge list…

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The Latest Aussie Wines You Should Try

 mywinepal  May 10, 2018

What do you know about the current (2017) statistics about Australian wine?  Did you know that the total vineyard area in Australia is 135,133 ha, of which Shiraz accounts for 39,893 ha (30%) and Chardonnay (the largest white variety) cover 21,442 ha (16%)? There are estimated to be 2468 wineries and 6251 grape growers in Australia. Compare that to Canada…

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Sanguinhal Wines are Coming to VanWineFest 2018

 mywinepal  November 27, 2017

History of Sanguinhal Wines One of the oldest wineries in Lisbon, Portugal, Agricola Sanguinhal was founded In 1926, by Abel Pereira da Fonseca. He was an innovator, with a passion for his family, grape-growing, and winemaking. He planted Sanguinhal’s first vines on virgin land, which has been farmed without the use of any harsh chemicals ever since, and is now certified…