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

In The Globe & Mail, Nick Jones profiles an all-Canadian wine store in Tokyo!

Nova Scotia looks to be creating a Wine Development Board to pursue what has been a quickly growing industry, both in numbers and quality.

In Western Living Magazine, Neal McLennan wonders if Burrowing Owl is the most reliable winery in Canada.

Up! Magazine talks vineyard vacations across Canada.

In The Montreal Gazette, Bill Zacharkiw does due diligence with his What I Drank On My Summer Vacation report.

Laughing Stock Vineyards have just opened reservations for the Toronto and Montreal dinners to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Portfolio blend!

Have you seen this sweet map showing which Ontario Farmer’s Markets you can buy VQA wine at?

In The Penticton Herald, Allison Markin tackles under-the-radar wine regions like Texas, Georgia and, yup, BC.

Finally, have Road 13 Vineyards and 13th Street Winery ever done a collaborative winemaker’s dinner? If not, someone should get on this. It wouldn’t matter which month, but you’d have to hold it on the 26th, riiiight?


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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