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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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: The Hatch

    We are thrilled to work with award-winning winery, The Hatch, on our featured wine packs for September. Sign up for the Wine Club today to get a selection of their marvelous wines shipped right to your door with tasting notes and pairing recommendations. This month's wine club package is certain to please more than just your taste buds!

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  • Pair It Up! SpierHead's Pinot Noirs

    I’m not gonna lie. As a guy who writes about wine as part of his profession, it’s pretty cool to receive semi-regular deliveries of wine to my doorstep. I’m certainly not looking for sympathy when I say this, but I’ll say it anyways:

    A lot of the wine I receive samples of is, well, not very good.

    While those “not very good” wines come and go without my spending any ink or pixels on them, there are those wines received that barely hit the table before I bust open the box and pull a cork or two. In saying this, I received some samples from British Columbia’s SpierHead Winery the other day and, knowing my personal experience with, and their reputation for, producing incredibly well-crafted Pinot Noir, I tore into the package with gusto. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Fall Dessert

    It's that time of the year when my sweet tooth starts to go crazy, and thankfully, while scouring the web for dessert recipes, I stumbled onto Food & Wine Magazine's Best Fall Desserts slideshow. I’ve always found pairing dessert with sweet wine a harder task than it seems. While matching complimentary flavours in a wine is important, matching sweetness levels is often essential. Biting into something very sweet can make the next thing you drink taste flat and dull by comparison, even if it's also sweet. Fortunately, the best route for discovering dessert pairings is experimentation.  Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Wine and Caesar Salad

    Whether you’re at a greasy spoon or a white-tablecloth eatery on this continent, you’re almost certain to find Caesar salad on the menu. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Chicken Soup for the Cold

    Let’s face it, plenty of us are likely to get a cold or two this winter and a little chicken soup will be in order. In fact, I was thinking that the healing power of chicken soup was more of a placebo effect, but according to the New York Times, it can indeed reduce congestion, help you stay hydrated and have other positive benefits. Of course, for many of us, we’re not going to let a little cold get in the way of enjoying a glass or two of wine, right? Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Grilled Cheese, Please!

    When I profiled i am a food blog in last week’s post, every time I went to the site for reference, the big photo and recipe up front was a Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Grilled Cheese Sandwich - and I’ve been thinking of grilled cheese sandwiches ever since.  Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! The Awesomeness of ‘I Am A Food Blog’

    I was actually doing some online banking recently when I started to think about what to make for dinner. I popped over to Stephanie Le’s i am a food blog and, yet again, got wonderfully lost poking around her stories, recipes and (incredible, incredible) photos for over a half hour. As a warning, if you haven’t been to her website, the same thing will most likely happen to you. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Family Recipes

    I love this new article in Western Living Magazine: My Dad’s Spaghetti: Family Recipes from the West’s Best Chefs. It features family recipes from some of BC and Alberta's best chefs including: Daniel Costa, Brad Holmes, Angus An, Jonathan Chovancek, and Matt Batey. I thought I'd attempt a quick wine suggestion for each—a sort of speed dating for sommeliers. Continue reading

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