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! Viognier and…Nothing?

    My wife and I are in the process of selling our apartment. If you’ve been through the process, you know that you kind of half-live over a time like this; almost as if you’re squatting in someone else’s place, always expecting them to return with hardly any warning. Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Traynor Family Vineyard

    Traynor Family Vineyard, the project of Mike and Rebecca Traynor, is a new winery to break ground in Prince Edward County, ON. They are in good company, joining one of the most exciting growing regions in the country! Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! – Fort Berens Estate Winery

    There’s no one else doing quite what Fort Berens Estate Winery is doing right now. That’s because when it comes to making wine in Lillooet, they’re pretty much the only game in town. Continue reading

  • Wine 101: Cava

    As I sip on a glass of Cava in the beautiful bay of Sitges in Catalonia, Spain, I am reminded how bubbles make me feel special. Yes, this setting is pretty magical, but regardless of where I am and what the day has been like, bubbles ALWAYS put a smile on my face! Continue reading

  • The Friday Files: News & Notes From Canada's Wine Scene

    Hey hey! I’m in Penticton, BC, as you read this, judging at the 2015 B.C. Wine Awards. Apparently there were a record number of entries this year, which is certainly promising. More to come on the competition in the coming days/weeks. Continue reading

  • Pair It Up! White Bean Fondue

    Over the last few months I’ve been noting that My New Roots, Sarah Britton’s book of “inspired plant-based recipes for every season,” has become increasingly ubiquitous on store shelves and the general foodie zeitgeist, across platforms from Twitter to magazines and beyond. Continue reading

  • Canadian Winery Spotlight: Wild Goose Vineyards

    While most Canadians have heard of the Okanagan Valley and their famous vineyards, it's often hard to find these wines at local liquor stores across the country. Especially when it comes to small producers. Thankfully, My Wine Canada had the vision to change that!  Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Flat Rock Cellars

    Over the last fifteen years, Flat Rock Cellars has been carving out a reputation on the Jordan Bench, primarily with the grapes Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. They've also managed to keep things interesting by releasing new bottlings based on blends or specific blocks from their 80-acre vineyard. Continue reading

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