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.

Champagne

  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Huff Estates

    We’re thrilled to announce that Huff Estates is our featured winery for June! Huff Estates opened in 2004 with only one goal in mind: to make high-quality wine. Lucky wine club members will be receiving a selection of Huff’s fantastic offerings this month, delivered right to your door. Our Wine Club also makes the perfect Father’s Day gift! Want in? Sign Dad up now! Continue reading

  • Holiday Wine Cocktails

    Those holiday bells are just beginning to ring, and among an upswing in merriment and cheer, we’re finding ourselves increasingly likely to imbibe all things delicious. Yes, this often includes enjoyable pours from our favourite Canadian wineries, but when cocktails are in order, that doesn’t mean we necessarily have to cast aside our grape-oriented brethren.

    Wine can be a key component of many an excellent cocktail, so if you’re looking to do a little stirring or shaking this holiday season, here are a few favourites. Continue reading

  • Free Shipping From Benjamin Bridge, Acclaimed Sparkling Wine House

    This past week has been heavy in emotion. The roller coaster of the US election, then the death of music legend Leonard Cohen. Add to that the days that are now getting darker and shorter. Well, we've got something that will brighten your day - free shipping from Benjamin Bridge! There is just something about bubbles that always makes you feel better. 

    Lily Bollinger of Bollinger said it so well: “I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it -- unless I'm thirsty.” But it’s not Champagne that I recommend drinking to lift your spirit. I don’t know about you but I have never been more proud to be Canadian than during this past week. So I propose a toast to our wonderful country with the stunning bubbles from acclaimed sparkling wine producer Benjamin Bridge in Nova Scotia.

    Another reason to feel proud. Benjamin Bridge is offering you an unprecedented deal on their premium wines with free shipping this week on 6+ bottles. This is an excellent occasion to stock up for the holidays - take advantage now, because this deal won't be coming around again anytime soon. 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: Benjamin Bridge

    The recent accolades for high quality traditional method sparkling wine from Atlantic Canada is not just a fluke or an anomaly. Traditional method sparkling producers in Nova Scotia have risen to five wineries: L’Acadie Vineyards, Benjamin BridgeDomaine de Grand Pré, Blomidon Estates, and Avondale Sky - and more are on the way! And the trend has even flowed across the border to New Brunswick - which now has two. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Bubbles and Chips

    A friend of mine recently turned 50. She is a highly regarded sommelier, whose name shall remain confidential for the purpose of discretion. Her birthday party was filled with great people (lots of wine geeks) who were told to each bring two different bottles of wine. So what do you bring to a wine expert who’s celebrating a big number? Champagne of course - and lots of it!

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  • Wine 101: Cava

    As I sip on a glass of Cava in the beautiful bay of Sitges in Catalonia, Spain, I am reminded how bubbles make me feel special. Yes, this setting is pretty magical, but regardless of where I am and what the day has been like, bubbles ALWAYS put a smile on my face! Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Flat Rock Cellars

    Over the last fifteen years, Flat Rock Cellars has been carving out a reputation on the Jordan Bench, primarily with the grapes Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. They've also managed to keep things interesting by releasing new bottlings based on blends or specific blocks from their 80-acre vineyard. Continue reading

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