Tag: wine tasting

Sip and Savour ebook

Sip and Savour: A Guide to Hosting Memorable Wine Tastings eBook Now Available for Sale

 mywinepal  June 20, 2023

Today my ebook, Sip and Savour: A Guide to Hosting Memorable Wine Tastings, is available for sale on various sites on the web.  If you are new to setting up wine tastings or need ideas of wines to select for a wine tasting, this ebook is for you.  It retails for USD $7.50 and is filled with knowledge gained from…

Discover One of BC’s Hidden Gems at Taste of Sechelt Festival

 mywinepal  April 8, 2022

Here is another reason to visit the Sunshine Coast. Attend the Taste of Sechelt Festival.  Press release below.  ~~~ April 5, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) – Start your summer right with a trip to the Sunshine Coast to attend the Taste of Sechelt festival, a collaboration between the Sechelt Downtown Business Association and Lighthouse Liquor Store. The town will welcome locals and visitors on Saturday, May 28…

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Singletree Winery Virtual Tasting May 22nd – Get Your Bottles!

 mywinepal  May 13, 2020

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a winemaker and have them tell you about the bottle of wine you are enjoying with them?  What was the harvest like?  Did they use indigenous/wild yeasts to ferment the wine?  What oak barrel treatment did they use, if any?  Where is their vineyard located and what makes it unique or special?…

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Have a Virtual Wine Tasting During COVID-19

 mywinepal  March 21, 2020

With the COVID-19 spread and everyone hopefully staying at home to help minimize the spread, what can you do for fun?  There are only so many re-runs that you can watch on TV.  Why not try something fun with friends remotely, plus help BC wineries?  Have a virtual tasting.  If you have a laptop, tablet or smartphone, it will have…

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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…

Wine tasting glasses with wine

A DIY Wine Tasting for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 1, 2017

The holiday season is coming up quickly and if you are wondering what to do for your office or party with friends, how about have a wine tasting?  Sounds fun, but how do I pick the wines?  Well, I’ve taken care of that for you, with a sample of wines that you can purchase through the BC Liquor Stores.  I’ve…

A New Sponsor for the Vancouver International Wine Festival

 mywinepal  December 13, 2012

The Vancouver (Playhouse) International Wine Festival is slowly changing.  With the closing of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, the Wine Festival has changed it’s name to the Vancouver International Wine Festival, and has a new arts troupe to support, “Bard on the Beach“.  The Festival has found a new sponsor, the Vancouver Sun newspaper, who I’m sure will help to…

Eighth Annual ChefmeetsBCGrape Celebrates Regionality with BC Food Designed for BC Wine

 mywinepal  August 17, 2012

Have you ever attended ChefmeetsBCGrape before?  It is a great event where you get to try BC VQA wines, and wonderful food produced by top BC chefs.  The dishes prepared are from Ocean Wise partner restaurants, which is good IMHO as I want to support ocean-friendly seafood choices. This event is held in Vancouver. When you check the list of…

MyWinePal’s Picks from the Import Vintners & Spirits Association Tasting – Feb 2011

 mywinepal  February 13, 2011

This week I attended the IVSA‘s latest tastings of new wine and spirits in the Vancouver area. There was at least 70 different tables from my quick count, with each table offering 5-10 different wines. As such, I was not able to try everything offered, but hopefully I was able to find a few gems, which I can pass along…