Looking For A Great Meritage?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Meritage at the LCBO

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

Celebrate the enticing flavours of Spain at the World Tapas Day Culinary Market


World Tapas Day Culinary Market at the George Brown Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts, Thursday, June 15th. Foods and Wines from Spain (@SpainFoodWineCA), together with George Brown Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (@GBCCHCA ) present the upcoming celebration of El Día Mundial de la Tapa (World Tapas Day) to recognize the remarkable and singular nature of this […] More

John Szabo’s VINTAGES Preview – May 27, 2017


Campania and more South Central Italy, and Premium Smart Buys for the Cellar By John Szabo, MS This week’s report takes a close look at one of the ancient world’s, and increasingly the modern world’s, most celebrated regions, Campania. Known to the Romans as Campania Felix, or the “happy country”, this southern Italian region lays […] More

Blind tasting with Beringer


Beringer winemaker Mark Beringer challenges David Lawrason to a blind tasting of their Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 2014 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2016, 22 judges tasted 1,535 wines from 230 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

World Wine Awards of Canada

Seventeen judges tasted 1,000 wines in 21 categories in 2015 to find the world's best wines sold in Canada under $50.

View Award-Winning Wines



Meritage

Meritage is pronounced Meh-rih-TIJ, rhyming with Heritage. This is a made-up word, registered as a US trademark, that wineries must pay to use on their wines. Back in 1989, wineries were all choosing names for their various blended wines, and it was getting hard to keep track of them all. An association was formed to try to define a "Bordeaux Blend" of grapes that was done on non-French soil. They had over 6,000 people submit choices for the name of this blend, and "Meritage" won. Just like Bordeaux, since they're made with the same grapes, Meritage wines tend to have a rich, full aroma. Depending on the particular blend, it can be blackberry, black cherry, spices, chocolate, and vanilla. Most Meritages have the Bordeaux signature flavours - cigar box, rich fruits, with a hefty feel. They're great with a steak, or with game meats - venison, pheasant etc.