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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 for the New Year

    How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?

    Even though we’re already a couple weeks into January, I’m going to recommend you add one more resolution for the year. Let 2017 be the year when you get out of any wine rut you may find yourself in. If you’re getting tired of having the same old Chardonnay or Merlot week after week, head outside of that comfort zone to try new varieties, or wine from a region that may be new to you. Here, a quintet of off-the-beaten path gems that you can order right here at My Wine Canada, and they’ll be on your doorstep in no time.

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  • 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

  • Merry Christmas!

    We can't believe that Christmas is only hours away!  We're getting caught up in the anticipation of big dinners with all the fixin's, family, and plenty of tasty beverages to see us through it all.  Another year is coming to a close, and we're excited for new developments in 2017.

    We wanted to say a very special thank you for your support of our business and Canadian wine.  This year, we saw more Canadians than ever get passionate about the fantastic wines that we make in this country - we saw this passion in the great wine questions you asked us and the wines that you selected - and we remain deeply honoured to be your go-to online wine store.   Continue reading

  • Top Holiday Wine Gifts

    Hectic is the word on the street right now! You need to leave a Christmas party early because you have a second one to go to on the same night. At the office, the bottles start to pop up at noon while everyone is trying to empty their inbox before the holidays. And what about those gifts you haven’t bought yet? Yes, this frantic time of the year can cause a lot of stress. Do yourself a favour and save a trip to the liquor store. Waiting in the huge line-up will only take time away from something else you could be doing. At My Wine Canada, you can buy online and the bottles will be directly delivered to your door. With picks from East to West, I have the perfect selection to get through the holidays. My gift to you. Merry Merry! Continue reading

  • Wine Club Spotlight: Aure Wines

    This month's featured winery for the Wine Club packages is Aure Wines in Niagara, Ontario. In preparation for December's Wine of the Month Club, I had the chance to sit down and taste through the line up from Aure. Read on for my tasting notes on a few of the wines that wine club recipients will be receiving this month. Gift givers alert! Subscribe your lucky recipients to the wine club by TODAY to ensure that they receive their wines by Christmas.  Continue reading

  • Seasonal Wine Gifts That Sparkle

    As holiday gift-giving reaches fever pitch over the next couple weeks, why guess at your friends or family’s sizes to ensure that new sweater will fit, or wonder if they really need a new cutting board? Not only is a great bottle of wine always appreciated this time of year (or really, any time of year), but sometimes a fun bonus with gifting a stellar bottle is that your recipient just may be inclined to share it with you down the road! And, of course, who doesn’t love bubbles? Here are three top Canadian sparkling wines perfect for gift-giving (but you can always feel free to treat yourself to ‘em, as well)! And if you act fast, you can get Lang Vineyards' Sparkling Rosé with free shipping.

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  • Top Wine Picks from Kacaba Vineyards

    As the mercury drops, my thoughts always turn to full-bodied red wines that bring big flavours and loads of character — I love ya, Beaujolais Nouveau, but now that November’s over your time is up! Niagara’s Kacaba Vineyards make some terrific whites (as well as a very smart bubbly), but when I need something to warm my soul it’s their red wines I turn to.

    If you’re not familiar with Kacaba at all, you’re in luck — they’re currently featured as part of My Wine Canada’s Free Shipping Series. This week only get free shipping on any six or more bottles of wine from Kacaba — the discount will be applied at checkout. Mix and match between these ripping reds, or delve into a couple of their wonderful whites as well… it’s all up to you. Act now and Kacaba’s wines will arrive in time to enjoy with family and friends over the holidays. Continue reading

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