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

In The Vancouver Sun, Anthony Gismondi shares his take on the Okanagan Valley’s “coming-of-age moment.”

Better than nothing, riiight? Looks like Ontario grape growers are getting a two per cent raise.Ontario wine lovers are gearing up for July 18th, when the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration begins!

Hey, Calgary! You still have a few more days of Stampede left and The Calgary Herald’s Darren Oleksyn has some perfect wines for the occasion.

From Nova Scotia to British Columbia, Canadian Living has the goods on seven of the best wine destinations in Canada.

Want to stay closer to home? Western Living tells you how to throw a perfect wine tasting.

In The Globe & Mail, Beppi Crosariol’s really diggin’ the JoieFarm Muscat. As an added bonus, you can nab some yourself right here at My Wine Canada!

Aw, man! On July 19th, Nova Scotia’s Luckett Vineyards are having a Paella Party! How awesome does this sound?

USA Today is whittling their Top 20 Global Wine Regions to Visit down to a Top 10 and the Okanagan Valley’s a contender! You have until August 4th to vote.

And finally, WHOA! Dude’s lookin’ to make wine from grapes grown in Manitoba!

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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