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.

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  • October Wine Club Feature: BC Wine Studio

    To usher in the Fall season, we have worked with a delightful boutique winery in the Okanagan Valley to select a tantalizing and autumnal array of wines for our special wine club members this month.  BC Wine Studio is the brainchild of winemaker Mark Simpson, and is located in Okanagan Falls, BC. Wine Club packages this month will feature a sumptuous Viognier, an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend, a nod to Bordeaux-style blends called Harmonious, and a Syrah that will really impress you - among others! Sign up by Sunday, Oct. 15 at midnight to secure your package. BC Wine Studio produces their wine in very small quantities, so they will sell out! Continue reading

  • Free Shipping 'Til New Year's Eve!

    As announced earlier, our gift to you this December is FREE SHIPPING on 6 bottles or more from many of our winery partners.  That's 6 bottles of wine or more from the same winery (feel free to mix bottles) and you get free shipping!* No coupon codes necessary - simply select free shipping when you check out. So who are our shiny new wineries who will be sending you holiday cheer with free shipping through to New Years Eve (Dec. 16-31)? We've listed them below, and we're going to suggest a couple favourites from each winery to get you started. Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Riverview Cellars

    The Pillitteri name is at the heart of Riverview Cellars, a surname that is certainly familiar in the Niagara region and beyond. Gary Pillitteri and family’s eponymous wines – reds, whites as well as icewines – regularly garner good reviews and do well in competitions. Continue reading

  • Wine 101: Craft Beer for Wine Fans

    Anyone in the wine trade will tell you, there’s nothing better after a long session of wine tasting than a delicious, refreshing beer. Almost spa-like, it rejuvenates the palate wonderfully and, when necessary, allows you to keep the good times rolling. There are obvious differences and contrasts between wine and beer, but this post isn’t about the technical elements. Continue reading

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