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

I probably don’t have to tell you which province is celebrating BC Day weekend. The BC Wine Institute are doing their part to revel in it this Saturday, August 2nd at a free tasting in Vancouver with principals from a host of local wineries, including JoieFarm and Le Vieux Pin. 

In the Ottawa Citizen, Rod Phillips steps into the ring to fight for Chardonnay’s honour.

WineAlign have announced Peller Estates Niagara as their National Wine Awards of Canada 2014 Winery of the Year! The remaining awards and medals are looking to be released next week.

In Winnipeg, My Wine Canada's very own Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson gets a wee bit cranky about high-alcohol wines in his Winnipeg Free Press column.

Back in the Okanagan, 24 wineries from the Naramata Bench are gathering for their annual Naramata Tailgate Party on September 13th! It’s always a blast!

Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard of Vancouver-based house wine have chosen a personal favourite, Moon Curser 2011 Syrah, as their wine of the week! You can grab some right here… 

I wouldn’t want to make guarantees or anything, but if you pop over here and purchase Road 13’s kick-ass 2012 ‘Jackpot’ Viognier Roussanne Marsanne, this could be you.

Finally, is the Amarone-style, appassimento method of making wine from dried grapes something the Ontario wine industry could see growth in? Debbie Inglis has been doing a five-year study at Brock University on the potential and likes what she sees…

Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based wine consultant, writer, competition judge and enthusiast. He’s not half as fancy/boring as that sounds. He Tweets and Instagrams @KurtisKolt.

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