Category: merlot

Winestains Wine Academy – A New Venue for WSET Courses and More

Winestains tasting room

Learning about wine is a great experience.  It leads you to try new grape varieties, buy more expensive wines to see the difference with lesser priced wines, travel to wine destinations like the Okanagan or Napa Valley, and maybe start…

It’s about Time and the Blend – My Interview with Harry McWatters

Harry McWatters

Harry McWatters is a leader in the British Columbia wine industry for the past 40+ years. In 1980, he founded BC’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, and later started See Ya Later Ranch Estate Winery in 1995.  He purchased…

Two Sub $20 Cabernet Merlot Blends from Mission Hill

Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Cabernet Merlot and Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery Haynes Barn Merlot Cabernet wines

Founded in 1981 by proprietor Anthony von Mandl, Mission Hill Family Estate has a solid reputation as a leader within the wine community that helped define the Okanagan Valley.  His winery won the Avery Trophy in 1994 for ‘Best Chardonnay…

Round Two: Time Estate vs McWatters Collection Meritage Results

Time and McWatters wine corks

Which side of the Dordogne River do you sit?  Left Bank or Right Bank?  I ask this as I was presented with two bottles of Meritage; one from Time Estate and the other from McWatters Collection.  Both BC wines from…

Wow – Pairing Sileni Estates Wines with Tableau Bar Bistro Dishes

Sileni Estates logo

It is always a treat to sit down for a meal with a wine maker and have them tell you about their wines they are drinking with you, and enjoying with paired dishes.  Such was the case recently when I,…