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

The Niagara Wine Festival, the longest-running event of its type in Canada, starts this weekend!

In The Vancouver Sun, Anthony Gismondi pays homage to BC Pinot Noir.

Destination BC, who market British Columbia as a tourist destination, offer a pretty thorough guide to winery restaurants in the Okanagan.

Victoria’s Treve Ring went to the International Pinot Noir Celebration (and we are all very, very jealous).

The team at Quench dive into two of our favourite things: West Coast Pinot Noir and Ontario Riesling.

The Nova Scotia Wine Festival starts this weekend and runs for a month!

Back in BC, John Schreiner explores Okanagan Cush Pad’s use of concrete fermenters.

Flashback Friday: A CBC Marketplace television segment from 1983, “Are there good Canadian wines? Five well-known wine connoisseurs and a layperson evaluate Canadian wines.”


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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