Tag: viognier

Noah from Tinte Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

My Video Interview with Noah from Tinte Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 4, 2024  0 Comments on My Video Interview with Noah from Tinte Cellars at Taste Washington 2024

I appreciated talking with Noah from Tinte Cellars during The Grand Tasting at Taste Washington 2024.  He talked about the Viognier he poured for me, but also told me about their winery and how they work with non-profits making donations totalling a substantial figure.  I applaud wineries, and any company, that helps support non-profits and exercise their Corporate Social Responsibility….

Township 7 and High Note sparkling wines

Two BC Sparkling Wines You Can Enjoy for the HolidaysPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 13, 2023

Holiday parties are well underway and you may also be wondering which sparkling wines to enjoy at home with family.  Here are two BC wines that you could consider.  One wine is made with the Charmat method (i.e. like prosecco) while the other is made with the Traditional Method, like Champagne.  Let me tell you about these sparkling wines. High…

Rhone Valley Vineyards' winemaker tour seminar

A Visit from Rhone Valley Vineyards Wine Makers to Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 29, 2023

Did you know that ten bottles of Rhone Valley wines are consumed every second?  Recently, Rhone Valley Vineyards‘ winemakers visited Vancouver to remind us that they are more than just Syrah and GSM blends.  They also produce white wines, rose wines, and sparkling wines.  I attended a lively presentation from five Rhone winemakers to cover their wines plus remind us…

Township 7 Benchmark Series Fool's Gold Vineyard Viognier 2021 and Blasted Church Vineyards Viognier 2022

Viognier to Enjoy from BC’s Township 7 and Blasted Church VineyardsPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 17, 2023

Viognier is not a grape that you typically think of when you consider white wines in BC, but you should.  Although the grape originates from the northern Rhone Valley, which can get quite hot in the summer, the grape does well in our Okanagan Valley, which can have cooler and hotter vintages.  I have two Viognier wines from two separate…

Swirl Around BC wine seminar

Swirl Around BC 2023: Discussing the Future of the BC Wine Industry

 mywinepal  November 15, 2023

I was invited to attend the Swirl Around BC 2023 seminar recently to hear from BC winemakers about the challenges and opportunities in the BC wine industry.  Our Moderator for this seminar was DJ Kearney, and our Panelists were: Alistair Veen, JoieFarm, Bailey Williamson, Blue Grouse Estate Winery; Charlie Baessler, Corcelettes Estate Winery; David Paterson, Tantalus Vineyards; Ross Wise, Black…

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier 2020 and Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault 2021 Rosé 2021

Enjoy Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses White and Red Blend WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 13, 2023

Here are two Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses wines for you to try. The Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier 2020 and the Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault 2021 Rosé. The Rosé has been around for a while and has been a favourite of many people.  Both wines come in a very distinctive and beautiful bottle with a rose petal-shaped base.  Instead of cork, Gérard Bertrand is using a glass stopper to…

Yalumba GEN Viognier 2022 and GEN Shiraz 2022

Yalumba’s GEN Organic Shiraz and Viognier 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 3, 2023

I have been watching and tasting Yalumba‘s organic tier of wines for a few years.  This year, I noticed “GEN” on the label. From the 2022 vintage, all Yalumba GEN wines will be Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) certified. Yalumba GEN is 100% certified organic (by Australian Certified Organic) meaning they use no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides in their vineyard…

Township 7 Provenance Series Pinot Gris and 7 Blanc 2022

Quick Review: Township 7 Provenance Series Pinot Gris and 7 Blanc 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 24, 2023

Here are my last two white aromatic BC wines for a while.  The clouds and rain have convinced me that the upcoming wines that I will taste should be red.  The two white wines I have for you are the Township 7 Provenance Series 7 Blanc 2022 and Provenance Series Pinot Gris 2022.  Both wines have grapes coming from the…

Big Head Wines big Nebuchadnezzar bottles

Be Amazed by Ontario’s Big Head WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 29, 2023

I knew nothing about Ontario’s Big Head Wines until it was suggested to me to visit by Talia Mendelsohn from the Bacchus Group Inc. in Toronto, but this winery in particular truly impressed me with their wines and their winemaking methods.  If you ever get a chance to visit the Niagara region, do not miss visiting Big Head Wines. The…

Hester Creek Ti Amo 2022 and Old Vine Brut 2020 sparkling wines

Two Sparkling Wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery for BC Day

 mywinepal  August 2, 2023

Did you know that Monday, August 7, 2023, is BC Day? On this day, which I assume will be wonderfully sunny, would be great to celebrate with a bottle(s) of BC wine. I have two sparkling wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery that are great on the patio with nibbles as I tried it out myself. I have their Hester…