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TasteWA 2019 winery principals interviewed

4 Winery Principals Speak About Their Wine at Taste Washington 2019

 mywinepal  April 13, 2019

Apart from tasting a lot of tasty wines at Taste Washington 2019 in Seattle, I also spent some time talking to the winery principals, many of them the winemakers and found out something about the wines that they were pouring at this event.  I interviewed 4 winery principals and created YouTube videos which are shown below for your education and…

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New Wines in BC to Enjoy for 2019

 mywinepal  February 1, 2019

My first Trade tasting for 2019 was this week, with agents showing the latest new wines they have brought to Vancouver or new vintages of wines that are currently in our market.  I was quite surprised by how many sparkling wines I had a chance to try.  I normally see a peak interest in sparkling wine leading up to the…

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Learning More about Washington State Wines at WBC18

 mywinepal  September 11, 2018

I recently posted an article about Washington and Oregon wines that will be at EAT! Vancouver in November, and provided you with some background information on the signature grapes and wines produced in these two states.  I have also attended Taste Washington a few times over the past years, and have visited Walla Walla.  I do have a fairly good…

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What Do You Know about Washington and Oregon Wines? Check Out EAT! Vancouver

 mywinepal  September 10, 2018

We all love drinking our BC wines.  Although we do have a hotter climate in the South Okanagan, we still are overall a fairly cool climate region, doing well with aromatic white varieties, along with Pinot Noir and Gamay, as you move north or along the coast.  Our mountainous interior limits the extent of our vineyards but if you cross the…

Flight of Charles Smith Wines bottles

Rock & Roll at VanWineFest with Charles Smith Wines

 mywinepal  February 19, 2018

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018 is almost here, and the theme countries are Spain and Portugal, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the other wineries from around the world visiting us.  Some are even next-door.  Take for example Charles Smith Wines from Walla Walla, Washington. Who is Charles Smith? Charles Smith is known as the “rock star” of…

Brown Earth Dog 2018

Celebrate Chinese New Year: Brown Earth Dog Feb 16, 2018

 mywinepal  January 31, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year is arriving on February 16, 2018. That is the 4715th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2018 is the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected to the earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called the Year of the Brown Dog.  According to chinesefortunecalendar.com “According to the…

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MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2017

 mywinepal  December 29, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous article on my top rated white, sparkling, and fortified wines for 2017, there were so many excellent wines that I tasted this year.  As I review the red wines that I’ve listed below, there are many wines from Italy, in part due to the many visits by Italian wineries to Vancouver this year.  From…

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14 World Wine Picks for Spring 2017

 mywinepal  May 13, 2017

It’s Spring.  We should be putting on our shorts, getting out on the patio and enjoying some wine, cheese, fresh seafood, and some grilled lamb chops.  These wines from the latest IVSA should fit the bill. White and Sparkling Wines Beau Joie Champagne Brut NV, France (~$120) – Nice strawberries and lees on the nose; medium intensity.  Dry, high acidity…

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Leonetti Cellar – The Original Winery of Walla Walla

 mywinepal  February 24, 2017

The Birth of Leonetti Cellar Did you know that the first commercial grape vines, that are still in use today in Walla Walla, Washington was by the Leonetti family in 1974?  There were some vines planted in the 1950s by others but a deep freeze in 1956 killed all the vines.  The Leonetti family purchased 1.5 acres, which also contained…

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9 Wines You Should Try at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017

 mywinepal  January 23, 2017

Do you know how many wines will be presented at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Room?  Around 800.  Picking wines you really would like to try in your 3 hours of wine tasting would be like finding a needle in a haystack.  I had a chance to try some of the wines that you can find at the Festival,…