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Winners for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines announced

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The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in partnership with the Ontario Wine Awards, announced the winners of the 2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines on Tuesday. Continue reading

The rapid rise of craft cider in Ontario, and one grocery giant’s bold commitment

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While the rise in popularity of craft cider in Ontario has been something to behold, the speed at which they wrangled their way into grocery stores has been nothing short of miraculous. Continue reading

Hot off the grape vine: CCOVI’s milestone birthday, new LCBO boss, Ontario grape prices rise, cider now in grocery stores

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Dec. 11, 1996 — Brock University establishes the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Bill Cade (centre), Brock’s Dean of Math and Science, is flanked by (from left) grape and wine industry leaders Bruce Walker, Donald Ziraldo, John Neufeld and John Howard.

A round up of news that has an impact on the Ontario wine industry from news releases sent to Wines In Niagara. Continue reading

Chardonnay (plus some cool red wines) featured at i4C in July: All you need to know right here

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Over the past five years over 23,000 bottles of Chardonnay from 160 wineries around the world have been poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C). 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

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