Category: merlot

Back to the Future with Gold Hill Merlot 2014 and Cabernet Merlot 2017

Gold Hill Merlot 2014 and Cabernet Merlot 2017

Here are two big red wines from Gold Hill Winery¬†from Oliver in the South Okanagan.¬† Both are Merlot based.¬† Their Gold Hill Merlot 2014 coming in at 16.1% alc, and their Gold Hill Cabernet Merlot 2017.¬† It is interesting that…

Two Fresh BC Wines from Monte Creek Ranch and Harper’s Trail For the Summer

Harper's Trail Estate Winery Field Blend White 2019 and Monte Creek Ranch Cabernet Merlot 2017

It’s definitely summer time with all the sun and heat!¬† I’m not complaining, but thinking about which wines would be nice to drink on these hot days.¬† I have 2 BC wines for you; a white from Harper’s Trail Estate…

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.¬† One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago,…

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships Have Big Winners from Kamloops

Monte Creek Ranch vineyard manager Miguel with Best White Wine of The Year - Riesling Reserve

I have been telling all my readers about the quality of wines coming from Kamloops.¬† The 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships just announced their winners, and Kamloops wineries have brought in more medals.¬† Here is the press release from the…

A Quick Sip of the Latest Releases at Privato Winery in Kamloops

Privato welcome sign

On my recent trip to Kamloops I stopped at Harper’s Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, and Privato Vineyard and Winery.¬† At Privato I was able to spend a few quick minutes to try the latest releases of wines with their host…

Two Big Reds from Dirty Laundry – Bordello and Cabernet Sauvignon

Dirty Laundry Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordello with wines in glass

The last two wines that I’m tasting from Dirty Laundry Vineyard are Big Reds; a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux blend. Nothing dirty here.¬† Lots of fresh fruit flavours in these two wines.¬† Great aromas and flavours.¬† Let me tell…

BOHO and Bohemian Wines from Winemaker’s CUT For You

Winemaker's CUT BOHO Beat and Zen and Bohemian Cuvee rouge wine

I have 3 “Bohemian” wines for you from Winemaker’s CUT in the south Okanagan to tell you about.¬† Have you ever tried Lambrusco wine?¬† One of the BOHO wines by Winemaker’s CUT reminds me of it.¬† BOHO wines are a…