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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  • Top Wine Picks! Sparkling Wine To Ring In 2016

    Is celebrating New Year’s Eve with sparkling wine cliché?

    In my opinion, it’s absolutely not calling it in to ring in the New Year with a little bubble. The crying shame is that we relegate sparkling wine to celebratory events, and ignore their food-friendliness and suitability to idle weekdays throughout the year. Today, I’m sharing five of my very favourite sparkling wines available right here on My Wine Canada, and while I’d love our audience to hop to it by putting in an order so these wines arrive on your doorstep before 2016 chimes in, I also encourage wine enthusiasts to keep popping these corks throughout the year. 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

  • Pair It Up! Bubbles and Chips

    A friend of mine recently turned 50. She is a highly regarded sommelier, whose name shall remain confidential for the purpose of discretion. Her birthday party was filled with great people (lots of wine geeks) who were told to each bring two different bottles of wine. So what do you bring to a wine expert who’s celebrating a big number? Champagne of course - and lots of it!

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  • Wine 101 - Biodynamic Basics

    Ten years ago, it was difficult to mention biodynamics without getting strange looks or being lured into some lengthy debate. Meanwhile, many of the world's best wineries, like French Burgundian houses Leroy, DRC, and Leflaive quietly farmed their grapes according to biodynamic principles—it was easy for critics to drink and enjoy these wines unknowingly. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Wine For Breakfast

    Brunch. In my mind it’s just a loose term that means a good excuse to get together, eat, drink and catch up. The perfect lazy Sunday. I say loose because more often than not, they are impromptu and pretty much anything could be on the breakfast table. Continue reading

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