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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.

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  • Pair It Up! The Awesomeness of ‘I Am A Food Blog’

    I was actually doing some online banking recently when I started to think about what to make for dinner. I popped over to Stephanie Le’s i am a food blog and, yet again, got wonderfully lost poking around her stories, recipes and (incredible, incredible) photos for over a half hour. As a warning, if you haven’t been to her website, the same thing will most likely happen to you. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Family Recipes

    I love this new article in Western Living Magazine: My Dad’s Spaghetti: Family Recipes from the West’s Best Chefs. It features family recipes from some of BC and Alberta's best chefs including: Daniel Costa, Brad Holmes, Angus An, Jonathan Chovancek, and Matt Batey. I thought I'd attempt a quick wine suggestion for each—a sort of speed dating for sommeliers. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! A Franc Discussion

    For years, Cabernet Sauvignon has been the Cabernet family's trendiest grape, thanks to the fad of intense and full throttle wine coming out of Napa and its trickle-down through the industry. It seems that these days, the collective palate is veering towards the lighter, earthier, and subtler characters that can be found in Cabernet Franc. Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Back 10 Cellars

    Back 10 Cellars' first vintage was born for Andrew and Christina Brooks after ten years of pursuing their dream. In 2002 they quit their jobs and life in Calgary and, after looking at vineyards around the world, bought a 10-acre fixer-upper property in Niagara between Vineland and Beamsville. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Wines for Footie Fans

    The beautiful game has descended on six cities across Canada, including here in Winnipeg, as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is now underway. No matter who you’re cheering for (and it better be Canada!), you can still drink great wine while watching some footie. Continue reading

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