After years of being an idea, and months of planning and development, we are very happy to launch My Wine Canada! Canadian wine ranks among the finest wine in the world – our wines win gold medals from competitions like Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirit Competition, and admiration from international wine industry luminaries like Jancis Robinson - so we have created an engaging online marketplace where you can shop for and purchase these amazing Canadian wines directly from the wineries. We’re proud to be your one-stop e-shop for Canadian wine.
Today also marks the launch of our Wine Blog – a lively, oeno-focused hub of information about Canadian wine, wineries, and the industry at large. Led by notable Canadian wine personality and writer Kurtis Kolt from Vancouver, BC, the blog will feature pieces from a select Editorial team of Sommeliers and guest bloggers that includes Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson from Winnipeg, MB, Michelle Bouffard from Montreal, QC, Jake Skakun in Toronto, ON and Susan Sterling also from Toronto, ON. You can expect to read about new wine releases, tastings and reviews, suggested food pairings, news from our amazing winemakers and winery owners, and the latest industry updates. Check back often as we’ll be posting frequently and there’s sure to be something new and entertaining up there for you.
MyWineCanada.com is a celebration that has been years in the making. It started by talking to people; we spoke to Canadian wineries about their needs, and we spoke to Canadian wine consumers about their needs - and we performed a ton of research in between when we felt we needed to find more needs! We started up a company, we campaigned, we fundraised, we groveled, we bootstrapped, we received earfuls of solicited and unsolicited advice, lost sleep and hair over developing the tech platform, and fostered a deep and lasting relationship with caffeine. Assisted by a team of wonderful supporters in the legal, political, financial, and media fields we have arrived at launch day.
But this is just the beginning…we have special features, additions, bells and even whistles up our sleeves that we can’t wait to roll out over the next several months. So thank you for joining us, we hope that you’ll be a big part of this fantastic journey.
Thank you for loving Canadian wine!
Jackie & Heath
Co-founders, My Wine Canada