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.

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  • Pair It Up! BENCH 1775 Wines + Free Shipping

    I’m filing this post from sunny Barolo in Northern Italy, where I’ve been immersed in the Collisioni Festival. A dish I’ve always had a soft spot for at home that hails from this region is a simple plating of cheese ravioli with butter and sage. It’s at once rich and decadent, yet simple and elegant – the richness of the cheese and creamy, buttery angle is lifted by the herbal freshness of fresh sage.

    While here in Barolo the dish pairs well along side wines made from area grape varieties like Nebbiolo or Arneis, I couldn’t help but think many homegrown British Columbia wines would easily suit as a pairing.

    Looking on the site here at My Wine Canada, you may have noticed that Naramata’s BENCH 1775 Winery is offering an awesome deal of free shipping if you order a minimum of six wines from ‘em, and you can mix and match your selections, too! Well, let’s take advantage of the opportunity with my recommendation of a handful of their wines that’d jive well with this pasta. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks from 13th Street Winery

    Once again this year I had the privilege of being a judge at the National Wine Awards of Canada hosted by WineAlign. It’s truly exciting to witness the growth of the Canadian wine industry. New wineries are constantly opening, not to mention the overall quality keeps on rising. 13th Street Winery has been making great wine from day one. If they were solid right from the start, they’ve never been better now. Below are four of my top picks currently available right here at My Wine Canada. Sign up to join the Wine Club, and you'll automatically get these wines sent to you this month. Go Canada Go! Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Easy-Going Ontario Summer Sippers

    My wine-drinking preferences change with the seasons. In winter, for example, I like bigger, brooding reds and richer, complex whites; they almost seem to warm the soul in the frozen Manitoba climate.

    But in our gorgeous, sun-drenched summers I’m all about crisp, refreshing wines, no matter the colour. I don’t like excessive oak or tannin in my summer sippers — I want fresh fruit and a splash of acidity. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! The Rare Wines of Moon Curser

    Moon Curser does off the beaten track varieties very well. Calling these grapes off the beaten track isn't exactly true—they're highly planted in other parts of the world, just not the Okanagan. For over a decade, the folks at Moon Curser (previously Twisted Tree) have been experimenting with plantings in the South Okanagan and they've got great wines to show for it. Here are a few summer food pairings to serve up with their unique Okanagan wines. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Daydreamer Wines

    I never would have thought that I’d be championing a wine and food pairing post that incorporated the word “nacho.”

    Now, don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a good plate of nachos as much as the next guy, and any nacho-flavoured snack is certainly welcome in my home. Generally, though, the nacho realm is viewed as being pretty lowbrow, and not really something one associates with the world of wine.

    In saying that, I’m indeed sharing a nacho recipe in this post, and not only is it delicious and (Yup!) healthy on its own, but it’s actually fairly wine-savvy, too! Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Lacey Estates Wine

    Inspired by one of my favourite chefs, below are three recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi that will pair marvellously with the fantastic wines from Prince Edward County's Lacey Estates Winery. And you've got a great opportunity to taste these wines from Lacey Estates with their free shipping flash sale that's on right now. Mix up 6 bottles or more and get free shipping!

    Recipe #1: Tomato and watermelon gazpacho & Riesling

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  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Tinhorn Creek

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards proprietor Sandra Oldfield and her team have long been blazing a trail in the movement pushing wine made in B.C. — heck, in Canada, for that matter — forward. For nearly two decades this winery —located in the Okanagan Valley on the Golden Mile Bench —has been a driving force in upping their already-killer wines, while managing to keep their products both affordable and consumer-friendly.

    Having tried these wines alongside other top B.C. producers in a blind-tasting context, I’ve certainly noticed a remarkable quality-to-price ratio throughout Tinhorn Creek’s wines. They’ve long been making one of the valley’s most consistent Merlots, their Gewürztraminer is one of the area’s standard-bearers, and their work on most other single varieties and blends is equally as impressive.

    Get in on My Wine Canada’s wine club and get these wines delivered to your door sooner rather than later. Sunday is the last day to subscribe to receive Tinhorn Creek's vino! Sign your Dad up this week for this month's offering - you can get up to $10 off your membership! Continue reading

  • Get $10 Off Dad's Wine Club Membership

    Looking for an awesome wine gift for Dad? We sent our May wine club shipment to two bloggers extraordinaire and asked them to describe their unboxing experiences. Check out what Merry and Lindsay thought about the gifting experience from receiving wine to their doorstep to opening it and celebrating with their partners.

    If only you could get a discount on your Father's Day wine package…oh wait, you can! Our premium 2-bottle wine club package and 3-bottle wine club package are now on special. And just to rack up the bonuses, the award-winning Tinhorn Creek will be the featured winery in June! Continue reading

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