Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc at VanWineFest 2024PR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
5d ago
The Da Silva family hail from Portugal where their family grew grapes from the 1700’s.  The family immigrated to BC’s Naramata Bench in 1955 and purchased their first farm four years later.  Close to 70 years later, their family pays homage to craft wines that reflect the terroir of their nine vineyards.  I received two red wines and two white wines to review from the Da Silva family, which will also be shown at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024.  Today, I am tasting their Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Series Chardonnay 2022 and their Vinhedo Series Hid ..read more
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Quality: Meyer Family Vineyards Old Main Road Vineyard Micro Cuvee Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
1w ago
I have a top-quality BC Chardonnay for you today made by Meyer Family Vineyards; their Old Main Road Vineyard Micro Cuvee Chardonnay 2022.  The winery noted, “The 2022 vintage was a classic Okanagan growing season with a typical Spring budburst in early May and beautiful weather into June…The weather was perfect for ripening with warm days and cool nights providing a lengthy hang time for our Pinot Noir blocks to develop flavours and physiological ripeness…”  The growing season and full ripening, plus quality winemaking, produced this classy wine.  Let me tell you about this win ..read more
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Enjoy Prosecco Wines at VanWineFest 2024
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1w ago
There will be several wineries from the Veneto region that produce Prosecco wines attending VanWineFest 2024.  Prosecco has been a growing segment of sparkling wine and wine in general. But what do you know about Prosecco?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the Venteo region producing Prosecco that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Prosecco Wines Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut NV Prosecco is a sparkling wine that has become a popular drink at any time.  This effervesce ..read more
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How Well Do You Know the Wines of the Rhône Valley? Take the Quiz.
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2w ago
Château Beaubois Cuvée Confidence, 2021, Domaine Rozel Cuvée Alayx, 2022, Cave de Cairanne Cuvée Insouciante, 2021, and Paul Jaboulet Ainé Cuvée Les Grandes Terrasses, 2020 Rhone wines The history of Rhône Valley wines dates back to ancient times, with evidence of winemaking in the region dating back to at least 600 BC. The Romans further developed viticulture in the area; over the centuries, the region’s wines gained renown for their quality.  Rhône Valley wines remain popular due to their diverse range of styles, from bold and spicy to elegant and complex. Northern Rhône red wines are r ..read more
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Chianti Classico Wines at VanWineFest 2024
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2w ago
There will be several wineries from the Chianti Classico region attending VanWineFest 2024.  What do you know about this style of wine?  I have some background information for you, followed by a list of wineries from the region that you can visit at the International Festival Tasting Room.  Cin cin. About Chianti Classico Wines 4 Chianti Classico wines Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, Chianti Classico wines boast a rich history. This renowned wine, characterized by its distinct aroma, flavour profile, and a centuries-old winemaking tradition, has become a symbol of Italia ..read more
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Enjoy Sparkling and Rose Wines on Valentine’s DayPR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
2w ago
Valentine’s Day Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by indulging in a delightful experience of sharing sparkling or rosé wines with your significant other. The effervescence of sparkling wines mirrors the joy and excitement of love, making it an ideal choice for a romantic evening.  The light and refreshing nature of sparkling wine and the delicate bubbles on your palate will enhance the romantic ambiance as you toast to the special bond you share. If you don’t enjoy sparkling wines or need a second bottle after opening your sparkling wine, why not try a rosé wine on Valentine’s Day? The ..read more
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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting
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by mywinepal
2w ago
If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity stone fruit nose.  Medium plus body, dry with a round, thicker mouthfeel.  Dried stone fruits and a touch of oak on the palate. Chateau de Fuisse Saint-Veran 2021, France – A deep lemon colour with a fresh, ripe stone fruit nose ..read more
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BCHF Wine Scholarship Applications Close This Friday
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by mywinepal
3w ago
If you are a young person getting into the Hospitality trade, you may want to apply for one of these three scholarships by the BC Hospitality Foundation and sponsors.  Links are below.  Apply by Friday this week! This year TWO $4,000 will be awarded These scholarships are funded by the Ryan/Grant Family and are open ONLY to BC Residents wishing to upgrade their wine education. APPLY NOW This year ONE $2,000 will be awarded and it is sponsored by Andrew Peller Import Agency. The scholarship is a partnership between Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAP ..read more
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Quick Review: BC’s Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018
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by mywinepal
3w ago
Two years ago Valley Commons, a new BC winery, launched at the new District Wine Village in the south Okanagan.  I visited the winery and the Village in the Fall to taste their inaugural vintages which Mark Simpson of BC Wine Studio crafted.  I picked up a bottle of their Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018 to take home.  I opened the wine this past weekend and was quite impressed with the ongoing quality in the bottle.  Let me tell you about it. My Wine Tasting Notes Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018 Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018 with wine in glass Appearance: A dull ..read more
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Test Your Knowledge of Veneto Wines of Italy With This Quiz
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by mywinepal
1M ago
A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone Are you a wine lover who wants to test your knowledge of the Verona (Veneto) region of Italy? Verona is one of the most famous wine capitals in the world, producing a variety of top-quality wines from different grapes and terroir.  Both red and white wines. Take this fun 5-question quiz and see how much you know about Verona’s wines! The post Test Your Knowledge of Veneto Wines of Italy With This Quiz appeared first on MyWinePal ..read more
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