Tag: vineyard

Syrah grapes

Get Down To Basics With My Grape Vine Quiz

 mywinepal  May 4, 2024

We all are wine lovers here and know that wine comes from grapes, but how much do we know about grape vines?  Hopefully, many of you have visited a winery and were able to walk a little into their vineyards, to view the vines, see the grapes hanging, or maybe even the blossoms in the Spring.  I highly recommend visiting…

The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

Book Review: The Hidden Vineyards of Paris by Geoffrey Finch

 mywinepal  April 14, 2024

Geoffrey Finch, a Canadian born in Victoria, moved to Paris and has been sharing his passion for wine and gastronomy in France for over 40 years.  He operates a series of historic walks through Paris’s vineyards, both visible and open to the public, those closed to the public, and some open only for special occasions.  His love of wine led…


Book Review: Trillium by M.L.Holton

 mywinepal  November 4, 2019

I enjoy reading books.  My interests, in particular, are around health & wellness, history, and food & wine.  When I can find a fictional book that covers history as a backdrop, and then add in food & wine, that makes me very interested to read it.  When I was contacted by Canadian author, M.L.Holton, to read her latest novel “Trillium”…

Phantom Creek Estates

Phantom Creek Acquires Acclaimed Golden Mile Bench Vineyard

 mywinepal  November 10, 2017

Big deals seem to be happening often this year.  The latest deal was the purchase of a 63-acre vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench owned by C. C. Jentsch Cellars by Phantom Creek Estates. The vineyard was planted to Cabernet family varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec), Viognier, and Syrah. C.C. Jentsch Cellars, a family-owned winery, will continue to farm three estate…

Karl MyWinePal in vineyard

I am Terroir.

 mywinepal  July 16, 2015

I am Terroir.  I have been thinking about this for quite a while.  The thought has percolated from the sun that has shone on my head, percolating through my brain, through my veins, mixing with the air that fills my lungs, and reaching my toes, where the roots have grown into the ground I stand.  Terroir is not a new…