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A weekend in July in Niagara that’s all about Chardonnay: Come join the i4C party

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On July 17, winemakers from all corners of the globe will congregate in Niagara for the annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (the i4C). Continue reading

Ed Clark, you have failed us miserably on modernizing the booze business in Ontario

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I’ll be generous and give Ed Clark’s plan to modernize the retailing of beverage alcohol in Ontario a D-minus instead of an F. Continue reading

Good things grow in Ontario: Inside the new digs of cider producer West Avenue Cider

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Deep inside the industrial labyrinth of East Hamilton, on the outer edges of Stoney Creek, a beautiful thing is fermenting inside a spacious warehouse now occupied by West Avenue Cider. Continue reading

The Rogue Rangers: Would be Canadian winemakers crafting wines off the grid

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Every so often, when time and distance permit, they come together for a board meeting and a few beers in a tiny, crowded Grimsby garage, to discuss the business at hand: Fermentation, pH, oak, battonage and the finer points of crafting a home-made wine that they can collectively call their own. Continue reading

Okanagan’s Golden Mile Bench Geographical Indication (GI) is a first In British Columbia

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After submitting a proposal in May 2014 to the B.C. Wine Authority, a group of wine producers has finally received approval from the Ministry of Agriculture on B.C.’s first sub-GI: Golden Mile Bench, according to a news release submitted to Wines In Niagara. Continue reading

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