Hey hey! I’m in Penticton, BC, as you read this, judging at the 2015 B.C. Wine Awards. Apparently there were a record number of entries this year, which is certainly promising. More to come on the competition in the coming days/weeks. Continue reading
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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.
A record number of 19 new Masters of Wine was announced earlier this week, and two of them are from Canadian wineries! A big congratulations goes to Eugene Mlynczyk, the strategic account manager at Constellation Brands, and Marcus Ansems, who owns Daydreamer Wines in the Okanagan Valley, BC Continue reading
Steven Spurrier made a stop in British Columbia earlier this week, and in addition to visiting the wine regions, he also led The Judgement of BC. Inspired by the famous Judgment of Paris in 1976, the blind tasting consisted of 12 Chardonnay wines and 12 Syrahs (six were from BC and six were Continue reading
Friday! Wine news!
Over at the Ottawa Citizen, Rod Phillips talks ageability in wine – what has long-term potential, what doesn’t, and how to age a wine.
At his Vancouver-based Just Grapes blog, Shea Coulson pulls back the curtain to reveal how much wine prices have gone up since the provincial government overhauled liquor policy AND SAID PRICES WOULDN’T GO UP!
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