Tag: merlot

Round 3 – Evolve Cellars Sparkling Wines Pairing With Cheese

Evolve Cellars Elan Effervescence, NV and Pink Effervescence, NV with a selection of cheeses

This is Round 3, and my final Round, of pairing up Evolve Cellars wines with a selection of cheeses for the holidays. This is my sparkling wine Round. How will bubbles affect the pairing with cheese? Again I have again…

TIME Winery and McWatters Collection Brings Bordeaux Blends to You

HMC McWatters Collection Meritage 2017 and TIME Winery Fourth Dimension 2017

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…

Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2017 for the Fall

Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2017

It’s Fall now.  We can’t hide from it, so time to embrace it with red wines.  I’m tasting Church & State Wines, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2017, with the grapes coming from the Okanagan Valley.  2017 had a hot summer…

Soljans Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016

Soljans Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016 label

Soljans Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016 (NZ $22) In 1927, Bartul Soljan and his wife Rakelina sailed to New Zealand with their children, found land out in Henderson, broke it in, planted vines, and in 1932 established Soljan’s Family…

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…