Tag: Uruguay

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Talking Albarino With Mele Sosa from Bodega Garzon at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 27, 2023

What do you know about the wines from Uruguay?  One winery that has consistently been attending the  Vancouver International Wine Festival is Bodega Garzón.  I have enjoyed speaking with Mele Sosa from Bodega Garzón about their wines and tasting them as well for several years.  Uruguay is well-known for red wines made from the Tannat grape, but they also produce…

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Closing VanWineFest 2023 with Sabor Sudamericano

 mywinepal  May 21, 2023

On my last day at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023, I attended the Sabor Sudamericano grazing lunch where all participating South American wineries gathered and poured their wines by a selection of South American dishes were being served, and we listened to live music by a Latin band.  It was the best way to end the Festival in my…

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Will I See You at VanWineFest 2023?

 mywinepal  April 17, 2023

As a media person, I will be around at many events at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. If you see me, say Hi, Hola, or Olá. Remember that Argentina, Chile, Brasil, and Uruguay are the theme countries this year. Here is where you can find me: DEFINING THE ROOT OF BC TERROIR seminar, Wednesday A NIGHT WITH MARQUÉS DE RISCAL…


MyWinePal 2022 Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  December 26, 2022

A whole year has passed since my 2021 Wine Quiz, which was related to wines, wineries, and winemakers I was able to interact with and write about on mywinepal.com.  Here is my 3rd Annual 2022 Wine Quiz.  There are 10 questions gleaned from my articles this year. I hope you enjoy it!

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VanWineFest 2022: All My Articles In One Place

 mywinepal  June 12, 2022

VanWineFest 2022 was a feat in getting all the components in motion to get wineries, agents, and wines into Vancouver after a 2-year hiatus.  I am thankful for everyone that worked so hard to make VanWineFest 2022 a reality.  I worked quite hard tasting wines, meeting and interviewing winery principals, and attending a dinner and seminar.  I posted individual articles…

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VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

 mywinepal  May 27, 2022

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines…

A selection of New World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My New World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 25, 2022

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I spent time at the International Festival Tasting room on Thursday and Friday to taste as many wines as possible.  I published my Old World wine selections a few days ago and now it is time to give you my New World wine selections.  New World wines are typically categorized as being from the…

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Do You Have Your Tickets for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022?

 mywinepal  May 6, 2022

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is almost here.  The last time we had the Festival was two years ago and closed during our COVID crisis, but now it is back and runs from May 16-22.  One of the big attractions for us all is the International Festival Tasting room where wineries from around the world will have tables set up…

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August Wine and Spirits Events at BC Liquor Stores

 mywinepal  August 3, 2019

Here is the latest announcement from BC Liquor Stores about what special events that you can participate in various Liquor Stores in August.  You will find wines from Uruguay and New Zealand, whisky from Scotland, gin and ciders from BC to taste.  Enjoy. 39th & CAMBIE THE GARZON EXPERIENCE FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 3:00–7:00 P.M. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 1:00–5:00 P.M. Discover…