Tag: Meritage

McWatters Collection Meritage 2016: A Symphony in the Glass

Harry McWatters ENCORE CEO & President (credit Jeff Bassett)

The McWatters Collection of wines that I’ve tasted have always been top quality.  I reviewed the McWatters Collection Meritage 2013, and now the 2016 release.  It is quite interesting to me to see the similarities between both wines.  Harry McWatters only produces…

It’s About Time to Try TIME Winery’s Latest Wine Releases

TIME Winery and Harry McWatters at the bar pouring wine to guests

  TIME Winery has had some changes over the past year.  The biggest is their new winery located in downtown Penticton, where you can taste and buy their wines, but as well enjoy some food at their restaurant.  Congratulations to…

Taking a vSpin for a Spin With Inniskillin Dark Horse Vineyard Meritage

vSpin decanter in box

There are many devices on the market to help open up a wine, aka decant, so that it is ready for drinking.  People usually decant a tannic red wine to soften the tannins and to get the aromatics in the…

Supporting BC Wine and Alberta Beef – Farm Friends

Farm Friends logo

Farm Friends was a stand-up grazing event, organized by several BC wineries in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta.  The day of the event, held at Edible Canada, the Alberta government dropped the ban so that the…

A Few Wine Gems from the Mark Anthony Portfolio 2016

A wine agent’s portfolio tasting typically gives you the chance to try both listed as well as spec wines; wines that may only show up in specialty wine shops or restaurants, in limited quantities.  I have been to Mark Anthony…

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…