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! Canadian Cuisine

    I recently attended a wine dinner at Actinolite in Toronto where chef Justin Cournoyer's brand of local, Ontario cuisine was paired up with wines from the great naturalist Trentino producer Elisabetta Foradori. The wines were stunning and the food was creative and delicious (see: candied reindeer lichen with juniper cream), but it was the first time in a while that I was truly wowed by the wine pairings. One dish was a bright and zingy mound of shredded carrots with plums and verbena that was served on kefir, and it was accompanied by a glass of Manzoni Bianco—an obscure, rich grape with tons of bruised apple, lemon and mineral notes. As if symbiotically, the wine and the dish propped one another up to a new level. The best analogy I can think of is when two singers hit the same note—a great wine pairing is harmonic. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! For Those Warm Fall Days

    We’re experiencing some oddly warm weather here in Manitoba. Yesterday, the temperature reached 13 degrees Celsius, just a couple degrees shy of our all-time record for this time of year. So with that in mind, I figured I’d highlight a few wines that are ideal for warmer weather in late fall... Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! The Season For Chardonnay

    Chardonnay was on my mind last week during Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe our wine yearnings are a sort of basic instinct, but certain wines are just better suited to certain times of the year. I've been drinking almost exclusively rosé and light whites over the last four months (and I'll continue to drink them over the next eight), but for the first time in a while, I had a real craving for Chardonnay. Continue reading

  • Free Wine Shipping Series

    Do you want free wine shipping every week for the summer? Do you want expert-vetted, can't-find-it-in-liquor-stores wine to magically appear at your cottage while you're lounging on the dock? We hear you!

    For July, August, and September, we'll provide FREE SHIPPING on 6 bottles or more from a different Canadian winery each week. Continue reading

  • The Friday Files: News & Notes from Canada’s Wine Scene

    It’s been a super-hot and sunny vintage so far in British Columbia, and Business in Vancouver has caught up with a few winemakers to find out if that’s a good thing. There’s a saying that goes, “If it’s good for fires, it’s good for grapes.” Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Rosehall Run Vineyards

    I was late to the game in discovering Dan and Lynn Sullivan's winery, Rosehall Run, but since I first tasted their wines this spring, they have become one of my favourite wineries in Ontario. They're located in Prince Edward County and the first vintage was 2004. The fruit is grown on their 25-acre home Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Recipes from Ricardo

    One of the most popular television chefs in Quebec, Ricardo Larrivée, has been successful with his Ricardo magazine in Quebec, but it’s only recently that he’s launched an English version, and it’s fantastic! The magazine opens with a recipe index along with images to make it easy to navigate right to ‘em, if that’s what you’re Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Rice Cakes and Riesling

    In the latest issue of Lucky Peach, David Chang divulges the recipe for one of the most famous dishes from the Momofuku empire: Momofuku Ssam Bar’s Spicy Pork Sausage & Rice Cakes. It's a classic dish in Korean cuisine, but David Chang has brought it to an audience that probably wouldn't have tried it before. Continue reading

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