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: St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery

    Get ready for a delightful summer treat with our latest featured winery, St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery! Sign up for our Wine Club today to enjoy a selection of 2-3 handpicked wines along with detailed tasting notes from esteemed wine critic Tony Aspler and pairing suggestions that will be delivered right to your doorstep each month.

    This July, you will receive an exciting line up of wines from St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate. Wine Club subscribers can look forward to receiving wines ranging from Chasselas and Schönburger to Pinot Noir and Marechal Foch. And guess what? If you sign up for the 3-bottle package you will get a fourth bottle of fabulous dessert wine absolutely FREE. It’s like Christmas in July! Sign up by July 15th to get in on this great deal.

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Perseus Winery

    This month’s wine club feature has us starry-eyed! Perseus Winery has an exemplary line of wines that will be appreciated by all Moms and also be sent straight to her door this month. Take advantage of this stellar opportunity to sign Mom up for our wine club, she’ll receive an expertly-picked selection of wines delivered directly to her!

    Located in beautiful Penticton, BC, Perseus is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of their location through honest and versatile wines. Continue reading

  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Cornerstone Estate Winery

    Patio season and outdoor activities are (hopefully) on the way, and there’s no better accompaniment to fresh air than a glass of good wine. For our wine club members, a special selection of Cornerstone Estate’s wines is already on the way, along with tasting notes and food pairing suggestions. If you aren’t part of our fantastic wine club yet, sign up today and get wine delivered right to your door monthly. Continue reading

  • Wine Club Feature: Marynissen Estates Winery

    This month, our wine club members will receive a selection of beautifully crafted wines from Marynissen Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Keep reading to learn more about the winery's rich history and a few of our favourite bottles – then sign up for our wine club by Tuesday, August 15th to taste them for yourself!

    John Marynissen came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1952, and found a job picking fruit in Niagara Falls. By 2009, at the end of his career, he was recognized as a pioneer and unsung hero of Canada's burgeoning wine industry. Continue reading

  • Wine Club Feature: Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

    This month, our wine club members will receive a selection of fabulous wines from Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery in the Okanagan Valley, BC. Keep reading to learn more about this great family winery and some of our favourite bottles – then sign up for our wine club by July 15th to taste them for yourself!

    Quinta Ferreira's story began in 1979 when John and Maria Ferreira purchased an orchard. Both were born in Portugal and had immigrated to Canada at a young age, and for 20 years they produced apples, peaches and cherries on their Black Sage Bench estate. Meanwhile, their son Michael worked as a cellar hand. Through years of hard work under some of the Okanagan's top winemakers, he learned what goes into making premium wine, from vineyard to vino. John and Maria saw his enthusiasm, and shared a passion for wine themselves. They took a big leap, and began the 3-year process of converting the orchard to a vineyard, planting their first grapes in 1999. Ever since, their award-winning wines have reflected both their Portuguese heritage and the beautiful desert terroir of the Black Sage Bench. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Annapolis Highland Vineyards

    Nova Scotia continues to be Canada’s hidden gem when it comes to wine. Producers in the Annapolis Valley and beyond are making reds, whites, rosés, bubblies, dessert wines and fruit-based bevvies that bring a unique sense of place.

    Among the province’s best producers is Annapolis Highland Vineyards. Using grapes that are both estate-grown and sourced from throughout the region, they’re creating some of Nova Scotia’s most compelling and food-friendly wines.

    See below for thoughts on their delicious wines and the food pairings that immediately popped to mind when enjoying a glass. (Sunny backyards, relaxation and enjoying with friends are also a must.)

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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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  • 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

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