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CanadaWINE150: Time to celebrate Canadian wine, from its humble beginnings to the bright future ahead

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle
Publisher of Wines In Niagara

#CanadaWINE150. That is the hashtag I truly hope you will see a lot in the coming weeks and months leading up to the celebration of this great nation’s 150th birthday. On July 1, I’m thinking we break the Internet with posts about our awesome country’s wine, cider, beer and distillates. It’s our time to pound our chests and shout from the rooftops about something that is truly ours and ours alone — Canadian wine. Continue reading

Niagara winery snapshot: Raising the bar at Two Sisters winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Top Niagara wineries

By Monica Kosior

During the winter months, grape vines are dormant in Niagara, but winemakers and cellar hands certainly are not. This past month I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Two Sisters’ (https://www.twosistersvineyards.com/) head winemaker Adam Pearce, pictured above sample Cabernet Franc from barrel. Continue reading

Harry McWatters honoured for contributions to Canada’s wine industry

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Continue reading

When beer meets wine meets food: The ultimate showcase of Niagara hospitality

Best Niagara wine

By Monica Kosior

Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute  (CFWI) hosts a beer, wine and culinary student directed event every semester appropriately named Caps, Corks and Forks. Continue reading

Canadian wines shine at three fine wine auctions in February; plus Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday

Ontario wine auction

By Rick VanSickle

As wine actions go, February is the mother of all wine auctions in Ontario. No less than four high-end sessions of bidding for rare and fine wine in various formats go under the hammer in this the month of love. Continue reading

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