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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.

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  • Valentine's Day Wine Club Feature

    Celebrate your Valentine in style this year! For a limited time, we're offering you a special deal on wine so that you can treat that special someone. Sign up for the My Wine Canada Wine Club and you'll get a discount of $5 when you sign up for 3 months, and $10 when you sign up for 6 months. That's a savings of $5-$10 just for choosing to have fantastic wine delivered to your boo's door! Even better, we're featuring Niagara's 13th Street Winery this month, so your sweetheart's package will be a tantalizing curated collection of wine ranging from Riesling and Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and Merlot. Go to the wine club page and use the promo code "VALENTINE" to get your discount. Continue reading

  • Celebrate Mother's Day with Top Picks from 13th Street Winery

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and the best possible gift you could give is time. The scarf, sweater or piece of jewelry might end up forgotten, but the laughs and stories shared over a few glasses of wine will be in your mom’s memories forever. 13th Street is one of my long-standing favourite wineries in Ontario. This week if you order 6 bottles or more from 13th Street Winery, you get FREE SHIPPING. Why not order a case for mom? Here are three of my top wine picks, and a delicious homemade meal that you can make with each one. It's a fabulous recipe for time spent together. Santé Maman!

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  • Top Wine Picks! Trail Estate Winery

    Prince Edward County is getting attention and wowing the press, and for good reason. The region is full of dynamic producers crafting wines with a standard that represents Canada well. Trail Estate Winery is among them.

    A newcomer to the scene, the winery is already boosting an impressive line-up of small batch craft wines. The owners, Anton and Hildegard Sproll, bought the estate in 2011 after dedicating their life to their German bakery for 30 years. Hard work is certainly not foreign to them, so perhaps this is why they are achieving such success in a short amount time, as their first vintage was in 2013. Being well surrounded has also been key. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks from Trail Estate Winery

    Trail Estate Winery is one of the most exciting new wineries in Prince Edward County. The Sproll family purchased the 14-acre property in 2011 and began producing small lot wines in 2013. In 2015, the Sprolls hired Mackenzie Brisbois as winemaker and grape grower. Mackenzie honed her winemaking and grape growing skills all over the world, but she's particularly familiar with Prince Edward County. Not only did she grow up in the County, but she spent five years working for one of the greats, Norman Hardie. Mackenzie also brings an emphasis on experimentation to Trail Estate. I had the chance to taste through a range of her skin contact whites with Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, and loved what I tasted. Below are a few favourites.

    As part of My Wine Canada's Free Shipping Series, this week the wines from Trail Estate Winery are available for free shipping when you buy 6 or more bottles. This is a deal worth jumping on. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Value for the Holidays

    There are occasions over the holidays when opening a special bottle is apt. I like to pop a nice bottle of Champagne on Christmas morning, or maybe a pricey bottle of Burgundy at an intimate dinner with friends. That being said, the vast majority of the socializing I take part in over the holidays is in a very loud room with twenty-five members of my extended family, or in a crowded bar with a dozen co-workers. There are times when a special wine can be appreciated and given the respect and attention it deserves, and other times when you look over to see that your aunt has emptied almost half a bottle into her wine glass so it's brimming at the rim. Here are a few delicious wines offered on My Wine Canada that are perfect for sharing, but also won't set you back more than $20. 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

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