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Taste Washington Reds That Cover France and Italy Too

 mywinepal  April 13, 2016

Washington State has a plethora of wineries, in part due to its wider spans of flat or rolling hills and valleys, and less mountain coverage compared to BC.  According to washingtonwine.org there are “…50,000 acres (20,234 hectares) of vines and more than 850 wineries.”  In BC, the interior mountain ranges really limit the number of vineyards and wineries that we…

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A Sip of Walla Walla Wines

 mywinepal  August 30, 2015

Walla Walla has quite an interesting name.  You may know it for two things: it’s sweet onions and fabulous wines. I recently made a trip out to Walla Walla, not for the onions, but for the wines. Where is Walla Walla, Washington? From Vancouver, it is a long 1 day trip.  Excluding time to cross the border and time for…

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Westport Winery – A Coast Traveler’s Dream

 mywinepal  July 27, 2014

Whenever I travel, I always keep an eye open for wineries in the area.  Recently I visited the very southwestern corner of Washington State, around Aberdeen.  I read in a tourist brochure about Westport Winery which was close by, a little south of Aberdeen, so dropped by.  The winery tries to be a destination for more than just wine.  They…

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Taste Of Tulalip Brings An Alluring Cast Of Top Culinary Talent To The Table

 mywinepal  June 20, 2014

One of my favourite events of the year, Taste of Tulalip, is coming up in November, but work is still going on behind the scenes.  Below is the latest press release for this event.  If you are thinking of going, it is best to buy your tickets asap when they first go on sale.  Be forewarned! ~~~ Tulalip, Washington —…

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My Favourite Wines from A-Z at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2014

 mywinepal  March 29, 2014

A daunting task, picking my favourite wines from a total of 1750 wines being poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Thankfully I was able to visit the Acura International Festival Tasting Room 4 times as Media, splitting time between France and the rest of the world.  I have already covered my favourite French wines in a separate article.  In…

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My Recommended Wineries to Try at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 mywinepal  February 20, 2014

February 24, 2014.  That’s the kick off for the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  On Thursday – Saturday in the Acura International Festival Tasting Room you have the opportunity to try wines from near and far; red, white, and pink; sparkling and still; sweet and dry.  But which ones?  Luckily, I have had a chance over the years to try wines from…


My Wine Suggestions for the Holidays 2013

 mywinepal  November 28, 2013  1 Comment on My Wine Suggestions for the Holidays 2013

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to try many wines from around the world, in many different styles.  Out of my recommendations from the year, here are my picks that I think will make the holiday season more festive.  I tried to pick wines from most price points and all corners of the world. I also only picked…

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Taste of Tulalip 5th Anniversary – The Grand Taste

 mywinepal  November 22, 2013

If you read my blog regularly you will know my affection for the Taste of Tulalip event held the start of November every year at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington State.  This year is their 5th anniversary of the event.  Besides their wonderful dinner on Friday night, the big draw is “The Grand Taste” on Saturday afternoon, which is…

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Not Just Oktoberfest – Visiting Wineries around Leavenworth Washington

 mywinepal  October 16, 2013

Leavenworth, Washington, located just east of Stevens Pass, a mere 4 hrs from the BC/WA border is well known for their Oktoberfest activities, which happen over 3 weekends every October.  This past weekend, I went to try the beer, brats and pretzels for Oktoberfest, but I also wanted to try the wines produced by the wineries in the area.  (My…

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Betz Family Winery – Honorary Winemaker for Taste of Tulalip

 mywinepal  October 10, 2013

UPDATED: Oct 16.  New information about a special wine made by Betz Family Winery for Taste of Tulalip. This November 8 and 9, is the 5th Annual Taste of Tulalip, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington state.  I’ve attended the last 2 events as Media and I can tell you that the wine and food experience is outstanding. …