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Sub-zero temperatures in Niagara mark the start of the icewine harvest at Henry of Pelham

Icewine

The Icewine harvest started in Niagara at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning when temperatures dropped below -8 C, the audited temperature for VQA rules, and Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery began picking Cabernet Franc grapes. Continue reading

Dial your holiday festive feast all the way up to 11 with these food and wine pairing tips

Christmas wine

By Peter Rod

As one of the biggest and best gastronomic weekends of the year fast approaches, it’s time to start paying attention to which wines you will pair with your traditional holiday feast. Continue reading

Karl Kaiser’s remarkable life in Canadian wine: A tribute

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Who would have thought a casual dinner at a long shuttered tavern in Fonthill and a really horrible bottle of Château-Gai Sauterne would be the catalysts for the start of the modern wine industry in Canada? Continue reading

Arterra Wines Canada welcomes B.C.’s Laughing Stock Vineyards into family

Wines Canada

Arterra Wines Canada said today that they have an agreement to acquire Laughing Stock Vineyards, a family-owned, premium boutique winery, founded in 2003 by David Cynthia Enns. Continue reading

UPDATED: Karl Kaiser, one of the architects of the modern Canadian wine industry, has died

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker Karl Kaiser, the master of Inniskillin’s wine program in Niagara for so many years, and the man who made the most famous wine in Canada’s history, has died.  He was 76 years old. Continue reading

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