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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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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery

    Get ready for a delightful summer treat with our latest featured winery, St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery! Sign up for our Wine Club today to enjoy a selection of 2-3 handpicked wines along with detailed tasting notes from esteemed wine critic Tony Aspler and pairing suggestions that will be delivered right to your doorstep each month.

    This July, you will receive an exciting line up of wines from St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate. Wine Club subscribers can look forward to receiving wines ranging from Chasselas and Schönburger to Pinot Noir and Marechal Foch. And guess what? If you sign up for the 3-bottle package you will get a fourth bottle of fabulous dessert wine absolutely FREE. It’s like Christmas in July! Sign up by July 15th to get in on this great deal.

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  • Top Wine Picks! Easy-Going Ontario Summer Sippers

    My wine-drinking preferences change with the seasons. In winter, for example, I like bigger, brooding reds and richer, complex whites; they almost seem to warm the soul in the frozen Manitoba climate.

    But in our gorgeous, sun-drenched summers I’m all about crisp, refreshing wines, no matter the colour. I don’t like excessive oak or tannin in my summer sippers — I want fresh fruit and a splash of acidity. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! The Rare Wines of Moon Curser

    Moon Curser does off the beaten track varieties very well. Calling these grapes off the beaten track isn't exactly true—they're highly planted in other parts of the world, just not the Okanagan. For over a decade, the folks at Moon Curser (previously Twisted Tree) have been experimenting with plantings in the South Okanagan and they've got great wines to show for it. Here are a few summer food pairings to serve up with their unique Okanagan wines. Continue reading

  • Valentine's Day Deals

    We've got lots to celebrate today! There's the big win for the Broncos in the Super Bowl last night. Plus today marks the start of Chinese Lunar New Year - Gong Hey Fat Choy and cheers to the Year of the Monkey! And in case we somehow forgot amidst the sea of heart-shaped commerce, Valentine's Day is this weekend. What better way is there to celebrate all these occasions than with wine deals? Here's what we've got for you, friends! 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

  • Top Wine Picks! White Grape Rarities

    In Canada, our vineyards are almost exclusively planted with popular French grapes—and for good reason—whether for climate suitability, trends, or economic motivations. That being said, there are over a thousand cultivated grape varieties and when a winery is growing a lesser-known grape and achieving success, it's always exciting. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! White Wine With Red Meat

    The world of food and wine is full of myths, rules, and pre-conceived ideas. Too often, it is intimidating, leaving wine drinkers full of guilt when they love and embrace something they ‘shouldn’t.’ Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Road 13 Vineyards

    I’ve long been a fan of Road 13 Vineyards, the South Okanagan winery originally known as Golden Mile Cellars, the moniker of the place when Pam and Mick Luckhurst purchased it in 2003. Along with their son Joe, the Luckhursts have navigated the winery to much commercial and critical success over Continue reading

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