Tag: Trebbiano

Cristiana Tiberio

Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

 mywinepal  May 17, 2024

I was fortunate to be invited to taste the wines made by Cristiana Tiberio at a lunch seminar held at Pepino’s Spaghetti House on Commercial Drive. From the winery, “Agricola Tiberio is a family-owned estate, specializing in wines made from authentic Abruzzo native grape varieties. The story of Agricola Tiberio began in 2000 when Riccardo Tiberio purchased the eight-hectare plot…

Christian Ridolfi from Cantina Santi at VanWineFest 2024

A Video Interview with Christian Ridolfi from Cantina Santi at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 15, 2024

I enjoy interviewing winery principals during VanWineFest every year.  This year, I tasted the wine Santi Lugana Folar 2021 by Cantina Santi from the Lake Garda region in Northeastern Italy.  It is a white wine made with Trebbiano di Lugana grapes.  This wine is not well-known but has refreshing acidity, minerality, and stone fruit flavours, which make this type of…

Italian white wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Sparkling and White Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 5, 2024

71 Italian wineries presented their wines at VanWineFest 2024.  With each winery pouring 5 different wines, we had 355 wines to sip and savour in the International Festival Tasting Room.  I spent my Thursday tasting white and sparkling wines and Friday tasting the red wines.  In this article, I cover my favourite white and sparkling wines.  In some cases, there…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Character White and Old Vine Trebbiano 2022

Hester Creek Character White and Old Vine Trebbiano 2022

 mywinepal  June 22, 2023

Did you know that Hester Creek Estate Winery celebrates 55 years in business this year?  That is quite a feat and offers them some of the oldest vines in British Columbia.  I have two wines for you from Hester Creek.  One is their Old Vine Trebbiano 2022 and the other is their Character White 2022, a blend of 67% Pinot…

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My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

 mywinepal  January 5, 2020  2 Comments on My VanWineFest 2020 Public Events Selections

Tickets to the Vancouver International Wine Festival events sell very quickly and you can miss out on some great events.  All Festival events are very good but depend on what you are interested in doing, like attending a dinner, a seminar, or a mingler.  I thought I’d give you my suggestions, based on my interests in seminars and dinners primarily,…

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Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

 mywinepal  June 11, 2019

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a rosé style known as “Occhio di Pernice” or eye of the partridge. The wines may also be described as straw…

The 3rd Wave of Italian Wines in Vancouver

 mywinepal  October 27, 2017

Italy has been making a big push into Vancouver, and Canada, over the past few years.  Over the past 2 weeks, there have been 3 different Italian wine delegations come to Vancouver to show us their wines.  In some cases the wineries already have representation, but there are many other wineries that are looking for representation.  So this article is…

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Wine Meridian Italian Wine Tasting Tour

 mywinepal  October 20, 2017

Wine Meridian a web-based wine magazine celebrating Italian wine dropped by Vancouver this week with 20+ wineries and some of their wines from across Italy to sample.  From Piemonte to Puglia, from Sicilia to Veneto, we had plenty of interesting wines to try. I worked my way through Prosecco and other sparkling wines, through many interesting white wines made with…

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Presenting Rocca delle Macìe at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

 mywinepal  November 24, 2015

Rocca delle Macie is a young winery when you compare it to the most famous wineries in the Chianti area. The company was founded in 1973 by Italo Zingarelli, whom, after various positive experiences in the movie production and distribution, decided to make a dream of his childhood come true: to buy a large farm and make it outstanding.  After…

Some Italian Antipasti and Wine for You?

 mywinepal  April 9, 2015

Enjoying some Italian antipasti, like olives, prosciutto, and cheese together with a glass of Italian wine is a pleasure.  I recently had the pleasure to enjoy this through a visit from the Italian Trade Commission and several food and wine producers.  Below are a few wines and some pictures of great food I had to sample.  Enjoy! A Few Excellent…