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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.

Pinot Gris

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Casa Dea Estates Winery

    In 2001, long before Prince Edward County was the hottest up-and-coming wine region in the country, there were only a few sparse wineries. One of these pioneers began as Peddlesden Wines, which soon became Carmela Estates. For a stretch they employed Norm Hardie, one of the County's future stars, as winemaker and vineyard manager. In 2009, Carmela Winery was bought, refurbished, and after a grand opening celebration in 2010, was given new life with a new name: Casa Dea Estates Winery. Continue reading

  • Tightrope Winery, Part 2

    At the end of February, My Wine Canada writer Michelle Bouffard offered a quick run-down of the Naramata Bench winery Tightrope. She’s especially fond of Tightrope’s Rieslings – certainly among the best produced in the Okanagan Valley that I’ve tasted so far.

    MWC Wine Club members are in luckthis month’s feature winery is none other than Tightrope. And since Michelle highlighted just how great their Riesling is, I thought I’d write about a few of the other Tightrope wines I tasted - wines that will be in your wine club package this month! Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Riverview Cellars

    The Pillitteri name is at the heart of Riverview Cellars, a surname that is certainly familiar in the Niagara region and beyond. Gary Pillitteri and family’s eponymous wines – reds, whites as well as icewines – regularly garner good reviews and do well in competitions. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! The Two Faces of Pinot Gris

    Here's one question you hear often from people new to wine: What's the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio? They are often surprised to learn that Gris and Grigio, genetically speaking, is the same grape. It's a mutant clone of Pinot Noir that originally came from Burgundy — its name is a reference to its greyish pink skin. In France, as Pinot Gris, it's grown mostly in Alsace, and in Northern Italy, as Pinot Grigio, it's grown in Lombardy, Alto-Adige, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Spooky Wines for Halloween

    Okay, I’m not much for pairing wine with anything Halloween. I’m also not super keen on trying to match wine with your favourite Halloween candy, and I certainly am not going to try and match a wine to your Halloween costume. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! White Bean Fondue

    Over the last few months I’ve been noting that My New Roots, Sarah Britton’s book of “inspired plant-based recipes for every season,” has become increasingly ubiquitous on store shelves and the general foodie zeitgeist, across platforms from Twitter to magazines and beyond. Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Wild Goose Vineyards

    While most Canadians have heard of the Okanagan Valley and their famous vineyards, it's often hard to find these wines at local liquor stores across the country. Especially when it comes to small producers. Thankfully, My Wine Canada had the vision to change that!  Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Daydreamer Wines

    Hearty congratulations and applause are in order for Marcus Ansems, the winemaker and co-owner of My Wine Canada partner winery Daydreamer Wines of Naramata, B.C., on officially receiving his Master of Wine designation!

    From MastersOfWine.org:

    The Masters of Wine Examination consists Continue reading

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