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.


  • Pair It Up! Cashews and Chardonnay

    This year has been exceptionally busy with travel (yes, I love my job) and through such a hectic schedule, I started to notice that small things make a big difference. Habits that you repeat from one place to another start to comfort you. A home away from home. One of the simple pleasures during my latest travels has been to snack on cashews (and sometimes other nuts - specifically hazelnuts) and sip on Chardonnay. Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Made In Canada

    One of the perks of my job is that I get to travel abroad quite a bit. This year has been particularly spectacular, as I have been able to travel to France, Greece, Spain and now Australia. The thing I love the most about it is travelling with people from all over the world - you get to learn different wine markets and explore new perspectives on wine! Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Perogies

    With a little prodding from Kurtis, I began thinking about apt wine pairings for the kinds of Ukrainian dishes that my grandparents used to cook. Specifically perogies (or what most Ukrainians refer to as varenyky, and my family called petahe), which is a pocket of dough filled with potatoes and/or cheese. Continue reading

  • Wine 101: Cellaring On A Budget

    Wine. This vast topic is both a symbol of pleasure and an intimidating subject. Meant to share and to celebrate life, wine also carries myths and snobbery. One of these myths is that one needs to be rich to have a wine cellar. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Tacos

    There are very few dishes that I can think of that are simple, flavourful, easy to prepare, and highly addictive, all at the same time. Once you start eating one, the second one is not far behind. In case you haven't guessed it, I am talking about delicious tortillas filled with goodness: tacos! Continue reading

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

    Gord Stimmell of the Toronto Star tries wines from three “state-of-the-art” Ontario wineries, and they all happen to be My Wine Canada partners.  Stimmell sampled Creekside Estate Winery’s Laura’s Red, the Flat Rock Cellars Rusty Shed Chardonnay, and the Tawse Sketches Riesling, and had nice things to say about all of ‘em. Continue reading

  • Pair it up! Wine and Lobster

    It’s been a big week-and-a-bit for Canadian wine lovers in Nova Scotia. Late last week, the province decided to officially open its borders to interprovincial wine shipping.

    In honour of that decision — which moves Nova Scotia into the same territory as Manitoba and British Columbia (and hopefully Saskatchewan and Ontario are close behind), I thought Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Wine with Fruit Desserts

    With summer comes an abundance of fresh fruit. It’s always a treat to go to the farmer's market and buy directly from local growers. The sights, the sounds, the smells - what a sensory overload! But when time permits, there is nothing more rewarding than heading straight to the source and spending a day picking your favourite fruit and cooking something special with it. Continue reading

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