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! Malaysian Lentil & Squash Curry and Lunessence Wines!

    So far this season, Vancouver has been typically and notoriously rainy. There have been a few years recently when winters have been uncharacteristically sunny and dry, but we’ve certainly been honouring tradition as of late.

    With the rains come a desire to stay in once the work day’s done, and tuck into something warm and comforting for dinner. While it’s tempting to lean towards a rich pasta or meaty stew to sate such cravings, I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier as of late (knowing that it’s all going out the window as we get into the holiday season). Plus, with the free shipping deal from Lunessence Winery & Vineyards that's on right now, their wines are the perfect match for comfort food. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Thornhaven Wines With Pasta Recipes

    There's something about fall that gives me a serious craving for pasta. Hearty, savoury flavours; squashes, mushrooms, braises and ragus, all mixed in with perfectly cooked noodles. This week (and my pasta craving) coincides with My Wine Canada's free shipping offer on 12 or more bottles, or 50% off shipping on 6 bottles from Thornhaven Estates Winery, the Summerland winery with a stunning view above Okanagan Lake. Thornhaven's wines have been among my go-to Okanagan value picks for over a decade. This is a perfect time to dig up some pasta recipes and find a few great pairings to send right to your door. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Angela Liddon's Curry with Lang Wines

    A few months ago I wrote about how I was getting into Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows cookbook. I’ve dog-eared many a page and enjoyed making a good handful of her plant-based recipes, and while I still go to it often, I’ve had to make room on the shelf for her newest book, Oh She Glows Every Day. Again, her recipes are simple and easy to follow, delicious and nutrient-rich, too. Taking advantage of the free shipping deal from Lang Vineyards that's on right now, I'll be pairing  an outstanding vegan curry with one of Lang's best wines. Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Little Farm Winery

    For many, this week is truly the beginning of the year: it’s back to school. And for parents, this is usually a stressful time. Life becomes hectic again with a schedule that is filled with a long list of tasks. To alleviate some of the stress, below are three recipes from food guru Jamie Oliver that take just 15 minutes to prepare paired with three lip smacking wines from one of my favourite BC wineries - the Similkameen Valley's Little Farm Winery. A delicious meal and a glass of wine to match will immediately make you feel better and put a smile on your face. I call it gourmand therapy. In addition to being incredibly exclusive (small quantities made and not widely sold), Little Farm Winery also happens to be offering free shipping on 6 or more bottles of wine when you order right here! Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Upper Bench Wines & Barbecue

    I love this point in the summer, when farmer’s markets are right at that sweet spot with an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit, and it seems like there’s more selection than ever. One thing we’ve been gorging ourselves on as of late around our house are fresh B.C. blueberries.

    Now, there’s a bit of a caveat with this.

    My wife owns a PR and communications company, and one of her clients is the B.C. Blueberry Council. One of the perks of her having this client, besides the wealth of blueberries we always have around, is that she works with them on recipe development. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up With The Grange of Prince Edward

    The Grange of Prince Edward's wine portfolio is perfect for summer drinking. Whether white or red, the wines express the cool climate of Prince Edward County with high acidity and innate freshness. Even Cabernet Franc, a grape often vinified into a full-bodied, structured wine, is medium-bodied, vibrant, and extremely elegant in the hands of the Grange. In honour of the drinkability of these wines and the fact that they're featured this week for FREE SHIPPING, I've paired a few of them up with recent summer recipes from Western Living Magazine. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Daydreamer Wines

    I never would have thought that I’d be championing a wine and food pairing post that incorporated the word “nacho.”

    Now, don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a good plate of nachos as much as the next guy, and any nacho-flavoured snack is certainly welcome in my home. Generally, though, the nacho realm is viewed as being pretty lowbrow, and not really something one associates with the world of wine.

    In saying that, I’m indeed sharing a nacho recipe in this post, and not only is it delicious and (Yup!) healthy on its own, but it’s actually fairly wine-savvy, too! Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! Lacey Estates Wine

    Inspired by one of my favourite chefs, below are three recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi that will pair marvellously with the fantastic wines from Prince Edward County's Lacey Estates Winery. And you've got a great opportunity to taste these wines from Lacey Estates with their free shipping flash sale that's on right now. Mix up 6 bottles or more and get free shipping!

    Recipe #1: Tomato and watermelon gazpacho & Riesling

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