Category: merlot

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…

Enjoy a Glass from Stags’ Leap Winery at VanWineFest 2019

Stags’ Leap Winery logo

Here is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley that you should try at VanWineFest 2019.  Read about the winery and their wines in their own words. About Stags’ Leap Winery Located at the very heart of Stags Leap…

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…

Celebrate Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars at VanWineFest 2019

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars logo

We are very lucky to have Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars visit us at the VanWineFest 2019 and pour their wines for us.  Read about their achievements and wines they will be pouring in their own words. The New World Wine…

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.  The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines. …

Bench 1775 Wines’ Quality Shows in the Glass

Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and Meritage White 2016

Bench 1775 Winery, located on the Naramata Bench north of Penticton, had GM and winemaker Val Tait, join in the winter of 2012.  Her goal is to make pure, varietal-specific wines that reflect the planted clone varieties, the vineyard sites,…