Canadian Wine blog

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.

Laughing Stock Vineyards

  • Pair It Up! Holiday Smorgasbord

    We all get inundated with pairings for classic dishes like ham and turkey every time a holiday rolls around and it starts to feel a little stale. That's why I liked Kurtis' post last week—he takes on the common party fare. I've been tasked with the final Pair It Up before the holidays and I also wanted to have a little fun with it. I've decided to lay out a smorgasbord of the kinds of dishes you're likely to encounter on dinner tables over the next few weeks and find a wine or two that should pair nicely. Continue reading

  • 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! Made In Canada

    One of the perks of my job is that I get to travel abroad quite a bit. This year has been particularly spectacular, as I have been able to travel to France, Greece, Spain and now Australia. The thing I love the most about it is travelling with people from all over the world - you get to learn different wine markets and explore new perspectives on wine! Continue reading

  • The Friday Files: News & Notes From Canada's Wine Scene

    Is Syrah gaining global popularity? In The Globe and Mail, Beppi Crosariol discusses: Syrah, the wild, sweaty grape is having a moment in the sun. He also mentions the rise of BC Syrah - including one from MWC partner winery Laughing Stock Vineyards. For a list of BC Syrahs and Syrah blends available on My Wine Canada click here. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Viognier and…Nothing?

    My wife and I are in the process of selling our apartment. If you’ve been through the process, you know that you kind of half-live over a time like this; almost as if you’re squatting in someone else’s place, always expecting them to return with hardly any warning. Continue reading

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

    I spent most of June travelling, and when I got back to regular office mode in July, a bunch of wine samples had piled up. I know, I know - I don’t expect anyone to shed tears. ANYWAY Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! White Wine With Red Meat

    The world of food and wine is full of myths, rules, and pre-conceived ideas. Too often, it is intimidating, leaving wine drinkers full of guilt when they love and embrace something they ‘shouldn’t.’ Continue reading

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