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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.

Meyer Family Vineyards

  • Wine Club Feature: Meyer Family Vineyards

    While Meyer Family Vineyards may not be the biggest winery in the Okanagan Valley — far from it, in fact — the quality and consistency of the wines they produce means they punch well above their weight class. In fact, weight is not something you’ll find in most of the Okanagan Falls winery’s wines — rather, JAK and Janice Meyer and their team (lead by winemaker Chris Carson) prefer to work with cooler-climate, lighter-bodied wines such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and the like. And in doing so they consistently create wines with restraint, elegance, balance and grace.

    Those qualities are typically found in wines from France’s Burgundy region, one of the primary inspirations for Meyer Family Vineyards. It comes as no surprise, then, that much of their portfolio is made up of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This month, Meyer Family Vineyards is proud to be the featured winery for our lucky wine club members.  Check out which wines you'll receive this month and subscribe by Sunday, Jan. 15! Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Post-Holiday Budget Bottles

    If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to do is dole out big bucks for wine right now. After a glorious, fun-filled December, I’m suffering from a bit of a holiday hangover – well, at least my bank account is.

    Thankfully, there are some great-value wines here on the My Wine Canada website that deliver great flavours for even the most budget-conscious imbibers. Check out this trio for of wines for just a few of what MWC partner wineries are offering for $20 or less. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Wine & Rabbit

    Like many food lovers, I am addicted to cookbooks. I can’t walk by the Cooking section at a bookstore without stopping to peruse. Which most certainly leads to a purchase. Despite the wide selection, there is one that I always go back to when I want to spend a few hours in the kitchen: Bones by Jennifer McLagan. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Cashews and Chardonnay

    This year has been exceptionally busy with travel (yes, I love my job) and through such a hectic schedule, I started to notice that small things make a big difference. Habits that you repeat from one place to another start to comfort you. A home away from home. One of the simple pleasures during my latest travels has been to snack on cashews (and sometimes other nuts - specifically hazelnuts) and sip on Chardonnay. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Recipes from Ricardo

    One of the most popular television chefs in Quebec, Ricardo Larrivée, has been successful with his Ricardo magazine in Quebec, but it’s only recently that he’s launched an English version, and it’s fantastic! The magazine opens with a recipe index along with images to make it easy to navigate right to ‘em, if that’s what you’re Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Canada Day BBQ Whites

    Canada Day is probably the day of the year most synonymous with afternoon BBQs—what better way to celebrate than with wine from a Canadian family winery? These wines will work in any BBQ situation: they're all good value, easy drinkers with big flavours that will stand up to smoke. Continue reading

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