Tag: McWatters Collection

Riedel Veloce glassware

Seminar: The Shape of Wine at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 12, 2023

I have a few Riedel glasses at home that I use for red Bordeaux blends, Pinot Noir, oaked Chardonnay, and aromatic white wines, but have not tested the theory that the shape of a glass can really positively or negatively affect the taste of the wine, until I attended this seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, hosted by Alysha…

VanWineFest 2023 featured wines

VanWineFest 2023 – An International Wine Preview

 mywinepal  March 20, 2023

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2023 is almost a month away.  Media were invited to a preview of some of the wines that will be available at the Festival.  Here are a few wines that I quite enjoyed and you may want to try.  The Theme Region this year is South America, so you will be able to try wines…

New Years Eve and sparkling wine

Sparkling Wine Suggestions for New Year’s Eve

 mywinepal  December 28, 2022

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Have you purchased your sparkling wines to celebrate?  Here are some sparkling wines I enjoyed this year that you may want to consider buying.  Some BC sparklers are only available at the winery, but the foreign bottles should all be available at BC Liquor stores.  Cheers! My Sparkling Wine Suggestions BC Wine…

TIME Winery & Kitchen

Why it’s TIME to Revisit this Favourite BC Winery

 mywinepal  October 21, 2022

I visited TIME Family of Wines winery, tasting room, and restaurant in September.  And had a great time.  Lots of delicious wines for you to enjoy and the chef is on-point.  I received this press release from TIME Family of Wines about what is new and I’d like to share it with you.  Enjoy. ~~~As autumn is upon us, the…

TIME Family of Wines selection of bottles

Visiting TIME Family of Wines Urban Winery in Penticton

 mywinepal  October 7, 2022

It has taken me a while to get out to Penticton and visit TIME Family of Wines at their urban winery downtown, but happy to have visited now.  The winery has combined a tasting room bar and a restaurant so you can enjoy their wines on premise.  I started off my visit with a tour by Peter who told me…

Turkey dinner with a glass of McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 wine

McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 For Christmas Dinner

 mywinepal  December 25, 2021

Today I wanted to try a rich oaked Chardonnay from BC to go with my roast turkey dinner for the Christmas holidays so I opened a bottle of McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 and was not disappointed.  My Wine Tasting Notes McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 (BC $34.99) From the winery website, the “Grapes were hand-sorted then whole bunch pressed from two…

One Faith Vineyards Fizz 2020 label

BC Sparkling Wines I Tried This Year – Have Fun on the Holidays

 mywinepal  December 17, 2021

The holidays are probably starting for many people at the end of this week or early next week. Sparkling wines are always popular during the holidays, but every day should be treated as a special day so enjoy sparkling more often.  Here is a list of BC sparkling wines that I tried this year.  Maybe there are a few that…

TIME Family of Wines gift box with 3 wines

3 TIME Family of Wines Paired with Cheese and Prosciutto

 mywinepal  October 25, 2021  1 Comment on 3 TIME Family of Wines Paired with Cheese and Prosciutto

I received three wines from TIME Family of Wines over the summer, but holiday travel and other busyness kept me away from tasting these wines until now. Two are white and one is a rosé wine. I tasted the: Evolve Cellars Spontaneity 2020 (50% Pinot Gris, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, and 20% Ortega) Chronos Rosé 2020 (made from Syrah grapes) McWatters…

HMC McWatters Collection Meritage 2017 and TIME Winery Fourth Dimension 2017

TIME Winery and McWatters Collection Brings Bordeaux Blends to You

 mywinepal  October 20, 2020

Do you know the meaning of the term “Meritage” for wines? It is a term developed by the California-based Meritage Alliance, that means a Bordeaux blend of grapes, without infringing on the term Bordeaux. Just like wineries around the world cannot say that their sparkling wine is Champagne. It is a term restricted to the region where that style of…

TIME Winery Team (credit Chris Stenberg)

Big BC Wine News: Exciting Changes for TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection

 mywinepal  July 2, 2020

I’m sure many of us in the wine trade and lovers of BC wine wondered what would happen to TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection after the very unexpected passing of Harry McWatters.  Now we know.  Today it was announced that these 3 wineries have been sold to a local BC family.  Here is the press release. ~~~ Exciting…