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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

The results are in for the 2016 Ontario Wine Awards

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After judging 467 Ontario wines, it was finally time to reveal the winners of the 22nd Ontario Wine Awards on Wednesday in Niagara. Continue reading

Millennials are NOT killing wine, they’re drinking it, and isn’t that a good thing?

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People need to just stop FREAKING OUT over that crazy notion that Millennials are killing wine. Take a deep breath, the downward facing dog pose might help, and think about this for a moment. Millennials are just like every generation before them. The only difference is they are one wrung up on the evolutionary ladder. And, oh my god, that is scaring the crap out of people. Continue reading

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