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News stories by Rick

What would you do with $500,000? If you’re the LCBO you design a new logo because the old one reminded people of wine. Wow. Time to end the monopoly

logologoThis is what gets me mad the most: “We made a conscious decision not to spend a lot of money frivolously on throwing things out that are perfectly good just because it had a different logo on it,” LCBO spokesperson Lisa Murray told Newstalk radio 1010. Continue reading

Canada’s Man in Motion, Rick Hansen, named speaker at Grape Growers celebrity lunch that kicks off Niagara Grape and Wine Festival

highRes_australiabirdsvilleNote: Canada’s “Man in Motion” Rick Hansen has been named the speaker at the 31st annual celebrity lunch that kicks off the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival in September. This is the news release proved by the Grape Growers of Ontario. Continue reading

PEC adventure, Part II: County dinner at the Old Third, Norm Hardie delight, in search of Gris at Stanners and the awesome wines from Exultet

xdinnerPRINCE EDWARD COUNTY — It’s just nearing dusk on a late spring day deep in the heart of wine country in Prince Edward County. Our motley crew pulls up to the home of Bruno Francois and Jens Korberg for a previously arranged gathering.
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The Vinemount Velo: Touring Niagara’s Wine Route on Two Wheels

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Whether you do it for sport, as part of a healthy lifestyle or just plain fun, cycling has become a growing pastime for many Canadians and in Niagara we are blessed with some of the best roads and trails that wind their way through wine country. Continue reading

20 food trucks announced for Mike Weir Food Truck Bash July 12-13 in Niagara

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An awesome convoy of Ontario food trucks is converging on the new Mike Weir winery in Niagara July 12-13 for two days of spectacular food and wine. Continue reading