Category: Okanagan

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…

An Interview with BC Winemakers About the 2018 Harvest

BC Harvest 2018 wineries interviewed

In early October, the Wines of BC issued a press release and noted “BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity…

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,…

The WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Stand up to the World at the Fourth Annual Judgment of BC

Judgement of BC

This is the fourth year that Wines of British Columbia have held a competition of two types of wines, e.g. Riesling and Syrah, from BC and blind judged them against other Riesling and Syrah from around the world to see how…