Is Syrah gaining global popularity? In The Globe and Mail, Beppi Crosariol discusses: Syrah, the wild, sweaty grape is having a moment in the sun. He also mentions the rise of BC Syrah - including one from MWC partner winery Laughing Stock Vineyards. For a list of BC Syrahs and Syrah blends available on My Wine Canada click here. Continue reading
Canadian Wine blog
Writing on Canadian Wine by the MWC team Kurtis Kolt (BC), Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson (MB) Jake Skakun (ON), Michelle Bouffard (QB) and various national guest contributors.
The hot, dry summer has resulted in a number of fires throughout B.C., including one burning near West Kelowna that, at the time of writing this, remained uncontained. The area is home to wineries such as Volcanic Hills, Quails’ Gate, Mission Hill, Mt. Boucherie, Kalala and more. Continue reading
Jamie Goode, the highly regarded journalist from wineanorak.com and the author of multiple books, was in Niagara last week. In addition to judging the 2015 WineAlign National Wine Awards, he also visited some great wineries. Read his thoughts and discoveries on his blog. Continue reading
In case you missed it, MWC writer Michelle Bouffard and I have been in Niagara judging at the 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. We’ve been tasting in the ballpark of 80-90 wines per day. For a bit more on how wine competitions like this one work, here’s a blog post I did on Monday. To see more of what we’ve been up to here in Niagara, check out the #NWAC15 hashtag on Twitter or Instagram. Continue reading
Oh, man! I’m in Kelowna right now presenting B.C. Wine Seminars for restaurant and retail trade on behalf of the B.C. Wine Institute, and have just saddled up on a stool at Pilgrim & Pearl. I gotta say, I’m flipping through a wine list that is not only one of the best in the Okanagan, but I’d venture to say it’s one of the most ambitious and fun in not only Western Canada, but potentially the whole country. Continue reading