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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.

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  • Wine Club Feature: TH Wines

    From start to finish, Tyler Harlton’s hand-crafted wines are made with care and attention to detail. It’s fitting, then, that a pair of hands is featured so prominently on the labels of TH WinesWith total production sitting at around 1,800 cases, each of TH Wines’ reds and whites (and their rosé) get plenty of attention from Harlton and his team at their modest Summerland facility. (How modest? The “cellar” at TH Wines is Harlton’s garage.) Harlton sources select parcels of fruit from throughout the Okanagan Valley for TH Wines — sometimes in quantities so small there’s not enough to make a standalone wine, but rather the grapes are employed as part of a carefully crafted blend.

    It’s not often such a small-lot production is available beyond the cellar door. But it just so happens that TH Wines is the featured winery in this month’s My Wine Canada wine club selection. Act now (specifically, before midnight on June 15) and you can get these killer Okanagan Valley wines delivered to your door!

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  • Pair It Up! Niche Wine & Picnic Fare

    ‘Tis the season and all that, right? I’m thinking about picnics more and more, and we can use the term loosely here – so lay out your blanket in a park, on a beach, or just step out onto the balcony of your apartment.

    With the summer sun, we’re looking light and lively. Jamie Oliver has a Cracking Cobb Salad, Rob Feenie has an awesome potato salad, and Martha Stewart has a delicious Turkey Caprese Sandwich on offer. So wines to go with this style of food should be light and lively as well, for sure. Lately, I’ve found myself smitten with the wines of Niche Wine Co. Continue reading

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