Tag: Washington

Rob Campisi

Talking about Dunham Cellars’ Rosé Wine with Rob Campisi at Taste Washington 2023

 mywinepal  March 26, 2023

Spring is here and summer will be on its way.  Rose wine is appreciated on the patio and pairs with many dishes.  I spoke with Rob Campisi, Head Winemaker, from Dunham Cellars during Taste Washington about their Rosé wine that we were sampling.  Enjoy.

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Taste Washington – Some Delightful Wines to Enjoy

 mywinepal  March 24, 2023

It has been four years since I last attended Taste Washington in Seattle.  COVID shut down the event, but now Taste Washington is back and maybe even better.  This is the event where you can taste the wide variety of wines made across Washington state, without having to drive yourself.  Winery focus seems to have changed.  During my tasting time,…

Lisa Anderson from Foundry Vineyards

Exploring Pet-Nat Wines with Lisa Anderson from Pet Project Wines at Taste Washington 2023

 mywinepal  March 22, 2023

Pet-nat wines were quite plentiful at the Grand Tasting during Taste Washington this year.  I really enjoyed the pet-nat wine from Walla Walla’s Foundry Vineyards, who created this new winery, Pét Project Wines, to solely produce organic, low-intervention, pet-nat wines.  Listen to co-owner Lisa Anderson tell me about one of their pet-nat wines.

Julian Shaver from Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

Talking Orange Wine With Julian Shaver from Hard Row to Hoe at Taste Washington 2023

 mywinepal  March 18, 2023

Have you ever tried an “orange wine” before?  An orange wine is a wine made with white grapes that have extended skin contact like is done for red grapes to extract colour and tannins from those grapes.  While white grape skin does not have much colour to extract, you do get some orange colour plus tannins from the skins.  At…

Donald Januik at Taste Washington

A Quick Chat with Donald Januik from Januik Winery at Taste Washington 2023

 mywinepal  March 17, 2023

At the Grand Tasting Room during Taste Washington, I had a few brief interviews with winery principals about the wines they were pouring at the event.  In my first video, I had the pleasure of speaking with Donald Januik.  This is a long-established Washington State winery that has a relationship with the Novelty Hill winery as well.  Here is the…

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Taste Washington 2023 Signature Events On Sale January 11

 mywinepal  January 5, 2023

Here is the latest announcement about tickets for Taste Washington events in March.  Get your tickets before they sell out. ~~~ Cheers to 2023 – we can’t believe that Taste Washington kicks off in 2 months! We hope you’ve already grabbed your tickets to The Grand Tasting and The Seminars – but, did you know there are more ways to…

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Northwest Wine Expedition Masterclass on WA and OR Sustainability in Wineries

 mywinepal  June 17, 2022  1 Comment on Northwest Wine Expedition Masterclass on WA and OR Sustainability in Wineries

I had an educational and fun tasting experience at the 2022 Northwest Wine Expedition Masterclass: Sustainability. We had Barbara Philip MW host the event with Alex Sokol Blosser, co-owner and winemaker, from Sokol Blosser Winery from Oregon, and Cam Matches, Sr Director of Sales, from Aquilini Beverage Group (Vancouver) from Washington to give us information about each state as it…

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…

Top Drop Vancouver

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

 mywinepal  May 8, 2022

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and status in order for them to be invited so that you know you are going to enjoy premium wines. Yes,…

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Washington Wineries Visit Vancouver

 mywinepal  October 2, 2021

Welcome to Part 2 of my article on the wines of Oregon and Washington that made a visit to Vancouver.  In Part 1, I covered the wines from three Oregonian wineries, which you can read here.  There are so many AVA areas in Washington from the coast to the interior.  I in particular really like the Walla Walla Valley, Red…