Tag: Meritage

Data analysis

Grape Popularity Analysis From the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 20, 2023

In my previous article, I posted The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards results. But that is just a list.  I was curious to dig deeper into the awards and find out which grape varieties were the most popular.  Here is a data analysis of the results from the Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards combined. We are a cool…

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor coat of arms

The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

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…

Owner & Winemaker Gina Fernandes Harfman and her father Ken

A Special Wine Package for Father’s Day by Nostalgia Wines

 mywinepal  May 29, 2022

Have you thought about what you would like to do for your father on Father’s Day, June 19?  How about gifting him 6 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Okanagan’s Nostalgia Wines?  Owner & Winemaker Gina Fernandes Harfman’s father Ken grows the grapes.  Gina has a talent for making excellent wines.  Here is information about her “Father’s Day Set”….

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…

Gold Hill Grand Vin, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc 2016 wines

3 Tasty Reds from Gold Hill Winery for the Holidays

 mywinepal  December 16, 2020

The holiday break for many of us starts very soon, and time to celebrate safely at home.  I have three red wines from Gold Hill Winery that were provided to me to review and write about for you.  Gold Hill Winery is located in the South Okanagan, in case you have not heard of the winery before, but you should…

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…

Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl Series Syrah 2016 and Church & State Wines Meritage 2017

Two Big Reds from Church & State Wines

 mywinepal  October 1, 2020

Here are two big red wines for you from Church & State Wines, a Meritage and a Syrah. The Syrah grapes are grown in the Coyote Bowl vineyard in the Oliver-Osoyoos wine region in the Okanagan Valley. The Coyote Bowl Vineyard had originally been three contiguous 10-acre orchards, situated along a large gravel bowl on the Black Sage Bench. Cabernet…

Place setting for Mother's Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day During COVID-19

 mywinepal  May 8, 2020

This will be an unusual Mother’s Day for us all.  Those of you who live in the same city as your mom can visit her on Mother’s Day, safely.  For those of us that live in different cities, phoning/skyping/zooming are all we can offer to speak to our mothers.  No more flying out to visit her for the weekend.  Sending…

Crocuses in bloom at Easter

6 BC VQA Wines for Easter 2020

 mywinepal  April 11, 2020

It is Easter weekend coming up for many people around the world, and the world is still in turmoil with COVID-19, since I last wrote this article one year ago.  There are many traditions besides the Easter celebrations among different faiths but enjoying meals with family and friends is a big part of each of them.  Here are 6 BC…