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.

Flat Rock Cellars

  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Flat Rock Cellars

    We're excited to reveal that Flat Rock Cellars is the My Wine Canada Wine Club feature this month. This means that you can get 2-3 bottles of their wine along with tasting notes and pairing suggestions shipped to your home or office in time for Christmas! And what are the chances that their wine will pair well with the roasted turkey, glazed duck, or roast beast that may grace your dinner table? Since Flat Rock specializes in Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it's about 100% likely that the wines you receive in this month's wine packages will pair perfectly with your holiday feasts. Sign up by Friday, Dec. 15, and you'll receive your wine before Christmas. Our monthly wine club membership also makes the PERFECT gift with wine packages delivered each month. It's truly the gift that keeps giving! Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Food & Wine Resolutions

    If you’re one of those people who starts a detox and renews their gym membership on January 1st, by now you might be thinking: enough already! I read once that it was better to minimize alcohol consumption to a couple nights a week, instead of cutting it out cold turkey. I am not sure if it’s true but it certainly makes sense! I, personally, have never believed in extremes BUT….. I am on a cleanse too!! This is what I propose: let’s get back to real life in a way that’s slow and smart. Below are 4 healthy dishes that you can enjoy with a delicious glass of wine and have the bottle sent right to your door. It’s all about balance, isn’t it? Santé!

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  • The Free Wine Shipping Series is Back

    Last summer, we ran a Free Wine Shipping Flash Series where every week a different winery from across Canada provided free shipping on any orders of 6 bottles or more. It was so well received that we're doing it again…and continuing it right through to December!

    Every Monday, check our homepage banner to see which producer is featured. Then you've got one week to buy your favourite products from that winery or distillery (mixed packs are always encouraged) and get free shipping. By midnight on Sunday, the deal will be gone.

    When you sign up for our newsletter, you will always get a hint the week before about which producer will be the next featured free shipper (you can sign up at the bottom of any page on this site). A word of wisdom, when your favourite producers are featured take advantage of the free shipping deal and stock up because once a producer's week is up, you won't see them come around again. Continue reading

  • Free Shipping Spotlight: Flat Rock Cellars

    Here in Manitoba, we’re pretty darn lucky when it comes to Canadian wines. Not only are our interprovincial wine shipping laws very consumer-friendly, we’re also located right in the middle of Canada’s two primary wine-growing regions — Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula and the Okanagan Valley in B.C. That means more than any other province, we get to taste (the fermented juice of) the fruits of the labour of producers in both areas. And there are few Ontario wineries who have impressed as consistently as Flat Rock Cellars, the hosts of this week's free shipping deal. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! For BBQ Season

    Regardless of which part of Canada you live in, the thought that summer is just around the corner is exhilarating. Smelling the first neighbour's BBQ of the season always brings comfort, we associate these aromas with longer days and dinner on the patio. Impromptu social gatherings are likely to increase over the next few months, so here are some great wine picks to stock up on in preparation for sunny times ahead. Enjoy! Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Flat Rock Cellars

    Flat Rock Cellars' reputation has been built with Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir, which are grapes they've grown and championed for the past fifteen years - although that's not all they do well! I've had the pleasure of tasting wines from Flat Rock Cellars and writing about them a few times over the last twelve months, and today, I thought I'd write a few notes on some of their wines I haven't mentioned yet in recent posts. Hopefully, this sheds more light on the Jordan bench winery. Continue reading

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

    Hey hey! I’m in Penticton, BC, as you read this, judging at the 2015 B.C. Wine Awards. Apparently there were a record number of entries this year, which is certainly promising. More to come on the competition in the coming days/weeks. 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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