Tag: Valdobbiadene

A selection of Old World wines at VanWineFest 2022

VanWineFest 2022: My Old World Wine Selections

 mywinepal  May 24, 2022

It’s been two years since we last tasted wines from around the world at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  During COVID grapevines produced grapes and wine was made but may have been a little harder than normal to get workers in the vineyard and in the winery.  Below are my Old World wine selections.  Most of the vintages are 2020…

Selection of wines at Top Drop Vancouver 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022: My Top Drops!

 mywinepal  May 12, 2022

Top Drop Vancouver 2022 was on May 10 and 11.  Part of the event was a large tasting room, with 40 wineries presenting a selection of their wines.  There was also to my great happiness, cider as well, which I will get to later in this article.  Top Drop Canada puts on this event yearly (except during the COVID shutdown),…

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. masterclass

Attending a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Masterclass

 mywinepal  February 25, 2022

Today was the best way to start my first Trade Tasting for 2022; a Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Masterclass led by wine writer, educator, judge and speaker Michaela Morris, DipWSET, VIA Certified Italian Wine Expert.  We had 8 Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. to taste at different levels of dryness.  But before we tasted these wines Michaela provided us with some…

Provence Marinaside Heat and Eat

Hop Over to Provence Marinaside for an Easy Easter Dinner

 mywinepal  March 10, 2021

Another holiday is coming soon; Easter.  If you celebrate Easter, or you just enjoy the Spring time and wonderful weather, and food, you may want to order Provence Marinaside’s Easter Heat and Eat Dinner.  It looks delicious, has a few options, plus some great deals on wines to accompany your meal.  Enjoy. ~~~ (Vancouver, BC) – Around the world, people…

Sparkling wine fruit and bread (Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels)

9 Sparkling Wines to Try For Valentine’s Day 2020

 mywinepal  February 7, 2020

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.  Sharing a bottle of sparkling wine with your significant other over a nice meal is always a nice way to go.  Here is a list of 9 sparkling wines that I tasted over the past year that are in the BC market (or available across the border) that I thought you may like to…

Lineup of Italian wines from Vinum & Cibus Italici

A Quick Wine and Food Pairing Dinner with Vinum & Cibus Italici at Wildebeest

 mywinepal  December 22, 2018

Wine and food pairing dinners are always fun.  You get to find out which types of wines you like paired with particular dishes.  There are usually surprises as well.  I was invited to taste some Italian wines from the Vinum & Cibus Italici consortium in the Veneto region paired with dishes from Wildebeest Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.  The Veneto region…

Wine tasting glasses with wine

A DIY Wine Tasting for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 1, 2017

The holiday season is coming up quickly and if you are wondering what to do for your office or party with friends, how about have a wine tasting?  Sounds fun, but how do I pick the wines?  Well, I’ve taken care of that for you, with a sample of wines that you can purchase through the BC Liquor Stores.  I’ve…

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…

instituo del vino italiano di qualita grandi marchi

Grandi Marchi: Italian Wines in the World in Vancouver

 mywinepal  October 22, 2017

I’d say that this is a top drop event, with wines from Italy only.  The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of winemakers across Italy supporting the best qualities and distinct wine making culture of Italy.  All the wineries are family-owned, have been in operation for at least 25 years (some for centuries), own their estate vineyards, are innovators, and much…