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

Business Vancouver takes a look at Canadian alcohol sales. British Columbia's profit from alcohol sales dropped by 5.7% in 2014, one of the worst in the country.

Marquis Wine Cellars is hosting a winemaker's dinner at Chambar Restaurant to showcase the wine of Julien Barrot from Domaine La Barroche, in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, who is making a stop in Vancouver on May 13th.

Also in Vancouver, house wine offers a rare opportunity to meet Australia’s most iconic winemaking families, when Australia’s First Families of Wine visit Canada.

In Winnipeg, Chef Bagshaw gets 5 stars for his recently opened restaurant, Enoteca.

Get them while they last! Tickets for ‘Table for 1201,’ one of Winnipeg’s most anticipated dinners, are now on sale. Last year, 'Table for 1201' transformed the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge into a giant pop-up dining room. This year's location has yet to be announced, but is sure to be an amazing time!


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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