Tag: Tuscany

Italy's Lightness of Being seminar

Italy’s Lightness of Being Seminar at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 25, 2024

While Italy has been known to produce robust, hearty reds, many of the country’s greatest wines offer a lighter touch without sacrificing flavour. This seminar, “Italy’s Lightness of Being”, led by Filippo Bartolotta and Michaela Morris, took us through sparkling wines, white wines with texture, and much more.  Winery principals, Fabio Bosio, Tommaso Chiarli, Daniel Grace, Stefano Inama, Nicola Mazzella,…

Mr. Beppe d'Andrea, Ruffino's Senior Global Brand Ambassador

An Interview with Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino’s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 14, 2024

I was invited to sit down with Mr. Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino‘s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, to taste a selection of their wines and talk about the winery and other wine topics while Beppe was attending VanWineFest 2024. In 1987, Beppe began his career with Ruffino and has never looked back. Initially working in the vineyards, he soon joined the winemaking…

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Frescobaldi: A Tuscan Dynasty Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 2, 2024

My first winery dinner for VanWineFest 2024 was the Tuscan winery, Marchesi Frescobaldi.  This winery has extensive vineyard holdings across Tuscany and into Montalcino.  The Frescobaldi family has been making wine dating back 700 years and spanning over 30 generations. Today the Frescobaldi family owns 11 estates in Italy including 10 in Tuscany and distribute their wines in over 65…

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Chianti Classico Wines at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  February 8, 2024

There will be several wineries from the Chianti Classico region attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Chianti Classico Wines Nestled in the heart of Tuscany,…

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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  February 5, 2024

If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity…


Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

 mywinepal  January 24, 2024

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, beginning on February 10th, 2024 (Chinese New Year) and concluding on January 28th, 2025.  “In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honour, luck, and success. Consequently, 2024 is forecast to bring about opportunities, changes, and…

Il Molino di Grace Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Il Molino di Grace’s Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 With PorchettaPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 6, 2023

If you prefer organic wines, and enjoy Chianti Classico, then you should try Il Molino di Grace‘s Il Margone Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018.  If the name of the winery sounds familiar, it is because I posted an article about this winery visiting VanWineFest 2024.  My tasting notes below will give you an idea of the quality of their wines. …

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Celebrate Rocca delle Macie’s 50th Anniversary at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  November 20, 2023

In June 2023 Rocca delle Macìe celebrated their winery’s 50th Anniversary.  Winery principals have attended VanWineFest in the past as well as other Italian wine events here in Vancouver.  I am looking forward to seeing them at VanWineFest 2024 and clinking a glass to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  Here is some information by Rocca delle Macìe about their 50 years…

Lamole di Lamole 2018 Lareale Riserva DOCG 2018 amd Marchesi Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

Two Chianti Classico Wines for BC Liquor Stores Celebration in AugustPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  August 11, 2023

Did you know that there will be a selection of great-value Chianti Classico wines will be featured in BC Liquor stores throughout the month of August?  There will also be a FREE consumer tasting at the 39th and Cambie Signature BCL Liquor Store on Friday, August 18th from 2:30 – 6:30pm.  As a peek into the aromas and flavours of…

Two Chianti Classico Wines from Rocca delle Macie

Tasting Two Chianti Classico Wines from Rocca delle Macie to Help Celebrate Tuscany at BCL

 mywinepal  July 25, 2023

This August, the BC Liquor (BCL) stores will celebrate Tuscany with displays of Chianti Classico wines in 30 BCL locations, as well as a consumer tasting at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store on Thursday, August 17th, 2023. In the meantime, I received a few Chianti Classico wines to taste and review for you. Today I opened two wines…