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

On April 7th, at the age of 71, we lost Jurgen Gothe to a long battle with Cancer. Jurgen was a former CBC radio host and writer. He was also a former wine columnist at the Georgia Straight. CBC and Kurtis Kolt from My Wine Wine Canada pay tribute to this much-admired peer. 

Fans of Naramata winery JoieFarm will be thrilled to hear that they are officially opening a pop-up tasting room on May 1st. If the destination is too far, you can at least enjoy their wines by ordering on My Wine Canada.

In the Montreal Gazette, Bill Zacharkiw sets things straight about the sagas of the arsenic lawsuit and bulk wine sold by the SAQ.

Montreal hosts New Zealand in a glass on May 5th. A chance to try 85 wines from 18 premium wineries.

Prince Edward County is holding The Great Canadian Cheese Festival on June 6 & 7th. Tickets are on sale now.

Jackie McLachlan, founder of My Wine Canada, and writer Kurtis Kolt hit the road this week to visit wineries across the Okanagan Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for new winery additions on My Wine Canada. 


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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