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

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.

Charles-Antoine Crête, one of Québec’s most talented chefs, announced the opening of his very own restaurant this coming August. Very much looking forward to dining at Le Montreal Plaza!

BEST of the WEST, one of the Harmony Arts Festival's most popular events in West Vancouver, is back for a 4th year in a row. BC wineries and local restaurants will be competing for the best food and wine pairing combo. Tickets are going fast!

On L’actualité’s blog, Nadia Fournier recommends a refreshing and delicious IPA from Gaspésie for the summer.

In La Presse, Véronique Rivest talks about the Niagara wine region and recommends some of her favourite spots to hit.

In honour of Canada day, Anthony Gismondi reflects on the current state of the wine industry in British Columbia, and in Canada as a whole. He also suggests some delicious wines!

Bill Zacharkiw writes a story about Chardonnay and all of the good reasons why you should not belong to the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) club.

In The Georgia Straight, My Wine Canada's Kurtis Kolt talks about why the B.C. wine industry is at a tipping point.

Have a great weekend. Santé!

 

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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