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Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

Roche Wines Texture Rosé 2020 and Pinot Noir 2019 with wines in glasses

Roche Wines Pinot Noir and Rosé, As You Like It

 mywinepal  August 3, 2021

With a nod to Shakespeare, I offer up two wines from the Okanagan’s Roche Wines. The first is their 2019 Texture Pinot Noir while the other is their 2020 Texture Rosé wine. Some people love red wines and others rosé wines so I offer both to you, As You Like It. My Wine Tasting Notes Roche Wines Texture Pinot Noir…

BC Rose wine in glass

BC Rosé Wines Continue to Please

 mywinepal  January 12, 2021

I thought I’d write this article about BC Rosé wines as rosé wines have been on a growth tear for several years.  Plus checking my website stats for the last 4 weeks, the top query was “Mateus Rosé Wine“.  Mateus, from Portugal, has been around for many years, enjoyed by my parents, and is now updated and reaching out to…

Kalala Zweigelt and Dostana Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines

3 Wines from Kalala Organic Estate Winery an Organic Pioneer in BC

 mywinepal  December 2, 2020

One of my favourite certified organic wineries from BC is Kalala Organic Estate Winery, in West Kelowna. Making wine, starting in 2006, I’d say that they were one of the pioneer wineries showing that you can produce excellent organic wine at a reasonable price alongside Summerhill Pyramid Winery.  They note that “Kalala, meaning “Miracle Place”, is the symbol of our…


5 BC VQA Wines for Easter

 mywinepal  April 19, 2019

It is the Easter weekend for many people around the world, and besides the religious celebrations, enjoying meals with family and friends is also a big part.  The BC VQA Spring wine release kicked off this week, but the wines may not yet be at your local bottle shop or BC Liquor Store.  Here are 5 BC VQA wines that…

Grapevines at Recline Ridge Winery

The Cooler Side of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

 mywinepal  July 24, 2017

In my previous article, I divided BC’s emerging wine regions into a warmer and a cooler side.  In this article I would like to concentrate on the cooler side, which for me covers the Salmon Arm and Lake Country areas to the north of the Okanagan Valley.  Lake Country is warmer than Salmon Arm, which is to the north of…

BC wine regions map

Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

 mywinepal  July 13, 2017

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson Shuswap?  I had a chance to go on a trip hosted by the Wines of BC to visit Lillooet and…

Recline Ridge Winery

Recline Ridge Wines Deliver Quality – Domo Arigato

 mywinepal  July 26, 2015

Where is Tappen, BC?  I have not heard of Tappen either until I visited Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery.  Tappen is a small town a few minutes drive west of Salmon Arm, BC.  It is not in the hotter, drier climate of the Okanagan.  The area is lush with forest, rolling hills, farmland, and the large water body, Shuswap Lake….

Gray Monk winery overlooking Okanagan Lake

Have You Visited BC Lake Country Wineries?

 mywinepal  July 12, 2015

Do you know where Lake Country is in BC?  Most people probably don’t, but it is just a short drive north of Kelowna.  One of the first wineries in BC, Gray Monk Estate Winery, was established in Lake Country. Other Lake Country wineries are 50th Parallel Estate, Arrowleaf Cellars, Intrigue Wines, and Ex Nihilo Vineyards. I was recently in the…

Mt Boucherie winery

Mt Boucherie – Trying Wines from Blaufränkisch to Zinfandel

 mywinepal  August 31, 2014  1 Comment on Mt Boucherie – Trying Wines from Blaufränkisch to Zinfandel

Everyone probably knows what is Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay wine if it is mentioned.  But there are many grape varieties that maybe not that well known, outside of the wine geeks like me.  Time for that to change.  Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, located in West Kelowna, near Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, has been producing wines from well-known as…