Tag: Vidal

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Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

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Birdie from Traynor Vineyard and grapecrush.wine in Ontario

 Anita Dorion  November 23, 2022

It’s been a hot minute since I posted about an Ontario wine – so here I am, posting a very unique one for my comeback! This wine was a collaboration between Traynor Vineyard and @grapecrush.wine (Instagram) and it’s name is Birdie, the beautiful label created by artist, @jennkitagawa (Instagram). Now I already said this was a unique wine but what…

Stag's Hollow Winery Tragically Vidal and Syrah Rose 2021

Two Stag’s Hollow Wines for My Easter Turkey Dinner

 mywinepal  April 18, 2022

What would you have with an Easter turkey dinner?  Probably a lightly oaked Chardonnay or maybe a Pinot Noir, or sparkling wine.  I decided to step outside of my go-to styles of wines for turkey dinner and to try a Vidal and a Syrah Rosé from BC’s Stag’s Hollow Winery.  You don’t often see Vidal offered as a still table…

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Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

 mywinepal  July 13, 2017

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson Shuswap?  I had a chance to go on a trip hosted by the Wines of BC to visit Lillooet and…

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Interviewing Wine Maker Bruce Nicholson from Inniskillin at VanWineFest 2017

 mywinepal  March 13, 2017

Who is Bruce Nicholson? Bruce Nicholson joined Inniskillin Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake as Wine maker on January 1, 2007, after working for 20 years in the Okanagan where he was the first wine maker, and then became the Senior Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate in British Columbia. Half of Bruce’s awards in 2012 were for ice wine.  Does he want to be…

Gray Monk winery overlooking Okanagan Lake

Have You Visited BC Lake Country Wineries?

 mywinepal  July 12, 2015

Do you know where Lake Country is in BC?  Most people probably don’t, but it is just a short drive north of Kelowna.  One of the first wineries in BC, Gray Monk Estate Winery, was established in Lake Country. Other Lake Country wineries are 50th Parallel Estate, Arrowleaf Cellars, Intrigue Wines, and Ex Nihilo Vineyards. I was recently in the…