The Friday Files: News & Notes From Canada's Wine Scene

New BC wine laws, which will be in effect on April 1st, continue to raise concerns. Check out articles from Anthony Gismondi and My Wine Canada's Kurtis Kolt to get a full overview of what it means for the industry and wine consumers.

As mentioned by Ben Macphee-Sigurdson in last Friday’s Files, Quebec sommelier Elyse Lambert earned the title of Canada’s best sommelier at the National competition held on March 8th. Missed it? You can now watch the finals online.

Maclean’s is holding a dinner series where Australian fine wines are introduced by top sommeliers in some of Canada’s finest restaurants. In Montreal, Véronique Rivest is at Maison Boulud on March 24th. In Vancouver, Rhys Pender MW is at Chambar on April 7th. You can buy tickets here.

From April 22 to the 26, Montreal will be hosting Terra Madre St. Lawrence, a national forum that aims to showcase the food communities of Quebec and Canada. Carlo Petrini, the founder and president of Slow Food International will be present. Several activities will be open to the public and you can view the entire program here.


Michelle Bouffard is a wine educator and journalist who splits her time between Montréal & Vancouver. She co-owns the Vancouver-based company ‘house wine’ and is the president of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. She Tweets @michellebwine and Instagrams @michellebouffard.

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