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The long, hot, dry summer: An early exploration of Vintage 2016 in Niagara

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And then the rain came. Hard. And it came again, bathing Niagara wine country in a much-needed soaking. Continue reading

Is it wrong to covet thy neighbour’s vineyard? Not these ones, they are Niagara’s best

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s vineyard. Repeat after me. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s vineyard. It’s OK to look. It’s perfectly cool to gaze longingly over the fence at all that limestone-enriched dirt and those perfectly manicured rows of grape vines undulating gently in the summer breeze, but no coveting. That’s just wrong. Continue reading

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

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