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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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  • Pair It Up! Food & Wine Resolutions

    If you’re one of those people who starts a detox and renews their gym membership on January 1st, by now you might be thinking: enough already! I read once that it was better to minimize alcohol consumption to a couple nights a week, instead of cutting it out cold turkey. I am not sure if it’s true but it certainly makes sense! I, personally, have never believed in extremes BUT….. I am on a cleanse too!! This is what I propose: let’s get back to real life in a way that’s slow and smart. Below are 4 healthy dishes that you can enjoy with a delicious glass of wine and have the bottle sent right to your door. It’s all about balance, isn’t it? Santé!

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  • Top Wine Picks! Michelle Bouffard's Holiday Wine Favourites

    This is a hectic time of the year for all of us. Christmas parties have started, work is filled with deadlines before the holidays, and the To Do list is getting longer. To reduce the stress level, here is my gift to you - a wine selection that you can purchase right here, right now, to help you celebrate the season in style. Shopping has never been so easy: order online and it's done. Ahhh, now that's one less thing to do! Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! The Two Faces of Pinot Gris

    Here's one question you hear often from people new to wine: What's the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio? They are often surprised to learn that Gris and Grigio, genetically speaking, is the same grape. It's a mutant clone of Pinot Noir that originally came from Burgundy — its name is a reference to its greyish pink skin. In France, as Pinot Gris, it's grown mostly in Alsace, and in Northern Italy, as Pinot Grigio, it's grown in Lombardy, Alto-Adige, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! - New Autumn Releases

    Things are cooling down, the leaves are changing colour, and wineries are releasing new wines that are perfect for the season. From a bunch of new releases I’ve tasted through so far, here are a trio I’m crushin’ on pretty hard - all three available right here at My Wine Canada! Continue reading

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

    Friday! Wine news!

    My Wine Canada partner Haywire Winery just announced their Switchback Vineyard is now certified organic. Check it out.

    Over at the Ottawa Citizen, Rod Phillips talks ageability in wine – what has long-term potential, what doesn’t, and how to age a wine.

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