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The Wine Wire: A not-so-bright LCBO idea, Pearls of wisdom, Winterfell wine, kudos to Sandra Oldfield, JoieFarm and more …

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Oh, the things that arrive in my inbox and news feed. Crazy things, cool things, weird things. It’s only fair to share with you. Continue reading

A writer shakes up the “natural order” of wine and sends hipster somms into a tizzy; going au naturel at Tawse, Haywire

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Oh, my. Someone touched a very big nerve and sent the wine community into a frenzy not seen since a wine from California won the Judgment of Paris in 1976. Continue reading

Barefoot in Vermont: A Tastecamp diary of deliciousness

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One of the lasting visuals (among many) from a boozy sweep through Vermont recently was the sight of brothers Chris and Jon Piana holding court in the chilly, cement floor barrel cellar of their new Fable Farm cidery (or fermentory, as they call it), both barefoot and fancy free; plaid was in ample supply, ball caps a prerequisite. Continue reading

Kicking craft cider and beer up a notch: Pelham Ciderworks and Shawn & Ed Brewing debuted this weekend

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For lovers of great Ontario craft cider and beer, it was quite a weekend. First the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company welcomed its first visitors to a restored historic curling club in Dundas over a three-day grand opening, then the first cask from a new Niagara craft cider venture was tapped at a little pub and restaurant in Fonthill on Saturday night. Continue reading

Winners and losers with grocery store wine and cider hitting the shelves in Ontario

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Updated: Sometime this fall, as grapes in Ontario vineyards reach their plump and ripe potential, a brave new world begins in this province with the first bottles of wine hitting shelves at select grocery stores. Continue reading

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