How Familiar Are You With Oak Barrels? Take the Quiz.
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by mywinepal
6h ago
Getting a Pinot Noir barrel sample at Privato Winery Oak barrels are important in the production of many red wines and some white wines.  Barrels can be used to ferment the wine, or they can be used to age the wine after it has been fermented in another vessel like a stainless steel tank.  Where the barrels originate as well as the production of the barrels can affect the aromas, flavours, and texture of a wine. A few posts ago, I wrote about oak barrels.  I thought I would post this quiz about oak barrels to see how much you remember from the post.  Don’t go back and re-re ..read more
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Is Australian Viognier or Riesling in Your Summer Plans?PR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
2d ago
Victoria Day has just passed in Canada and is known as our unofficial kick-off to summer.  For your summer wine enjoyment, you may lean toward white wines.  I have two white wines for you from Australia;  The Pewsey Vale Estate Eden Valley Riesling 2022 which is fermented in stainless steel and the Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2022 which has oak barrel contact.  Commonwealth wines. Pewsey Vale Vineyard’s love affair with Riesling started in 1847 when it was the first vineyard planted in the Eden Valley. Since the 2021 vintage release of Pewsey Vale Vineyard has been formal ..read more
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Exploring the Distinctions Between Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Wines in BC and New ZealandPR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
5d ago
Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand and British Columbia have a similar history with the growth in quality Vitis Vinifera wine production.  I will concentrate on the Marlborough region of New Zealand and the Okanagan Valley primarily plus the Similkameen for BC for this post. Vitis Vinifera grapes were first planted experimentally in the mid-1970s in BC with 13 wineries in production by 1984.  Although wine grapes were grown earlier in the 20th century, the 1970s saw a movement to quality wine production in New Zealand.  Overseas competition helped to spur or p ..read more
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Tasting Wines with Cristiana Tiberio at Pepino’s Spaghetti House
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by mywinepal
1w ago
Cristiana Tiberio I was fortunate to be invited to taste the wines made by Cristiana Tiberio at a lunch seminar held at Pepino’s Spaghetti House on Commercial Drive. From the winery, “Agricola Tiberio is a family-owned estate, specializing in wines made from authentic Abruzzo native grape varieties. The story of Agricola Tiberio began in 2000 when Riccardo Tiberio purchased the eight-hectare plot of Trebbiano Abruzzese vines he had fallen in love with, along with another 31 hectares of land. Guided by decades of varieties matched to the different soil characteristics of the vineyard. Montepulc ..read more
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My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024
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by mywinepal
1w ago
Gambero Rosso banner Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.   Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries and a total of 25,231 wines. 498 wines were awarded their top honour. With these Tre Bicchieri wines, Gambero Rosso then visits select cities around the world to offer these wines for tasting.  Here are my top 10 selec ..read more
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A Close Look at Wine Barrel Components and Oak Effects on Wine
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by mywinepal
2w ago
In the intricate world of winemaking, every element contributes to the final wine’s character and complexity. Among these crucial components, oak barrels can infuse wines with distinct flavours and textures while being a fermentation or a maturation vessel. Let’s delve into the anatomy of oak wine barrels, explore the oak varieties utilized in Europe and North America, learn about the flavours imparted by oak, and unravel the differences between using oak for fermentation and aging wine. Oak wine barrel parts (Gerard Prins, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, v ..read more
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A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
2w ago
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12.  Your spouse or mother would probably love to enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine.  I have a spectacular bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 made in the Traditional Method from Pinot Noir grapes.  It is available at the winery.  It may also be at some of the restaurants listed below.  Let me tell you about this wine. My Wine Tasting Notes Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 ($33.75) Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 with wine in glass Appearance: It has a clear, bright, medium-intens ..read more
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Two Sonoma Wines to Celebrate With on Mother’s and Father’s DaysPR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
2w ago
Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, June 16, 2024, are Mother’s and Father’s Day respectively. Did you know that Mother’s Day has its origins in the United States, where it was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, while the first Father’s Day was started by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd and was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910? Sharing a bottle of wine with your parents, spouse, or significant other is a nice gesture on these days, and goes well with a meal, and if the weather cooperates, sitting outside on your patio.  I recei ..read more
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Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 
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by mywinepal
3w ago
My first BBQ of 2024 was a few days ago. I grilled steak and opened a bottle of Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend red wine from Sonoma, California. It is a blend of 30% Petite Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 15% Teroldego, and 5% other reds. Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time he learned to walk, he was stomping alongside his dad, getting dirty and taking care of the grapes. “Much like a chef needs outstanding ingredients to let a dish shine, a winemaker needs high-quality grapes to make a very good wine.” (Tom Gore) I took the time to marinade ..read more
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Get Down To Basics With My Grape Vine Quiz
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by mywinepal
3w ago
Syrah grapes We all are wine lovers here and know that wine comes from grapes, but how much do we know about grape vines?  Hopefully, many of you have visited a winery and were able to walk a little into their vineyards, to view the vines, see the grapes hanging, or maybe even the blossoms in the Spring.  I highly recommend visiting a winery or wineries to learn a bit more about the vines and the wines made from them. It’s time to take this fun 5-question quiz to see what you know about grape vines. The post Get Down To Basics With My Grape Vine Quiz appeared first on MyWinePal ..read more
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