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News stories by Rick

Toronto’s West Avenue Cider collects a basket of medals at international competition

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All the hard work — the dreaming, the change in job from executive chef at Burlington’s Spencer’s at the Waterfront to full-time cider maker, one of the most important chef jobs in Southern Ontario, to full-time cider maker — is beginning to pay off for Chris Haworth. Continue reading

John Hall’s incredible journey from whisky maker to deal maker in selling Forty Creek Whisky to Campari, plus Canadian wines go to Germany

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Forty Creek Whisky owner John Hall is one of the coolest dudes in Niagara. I’m not sure how I feel about him selling his brand to Campari, but reading his quotes in the wake of selling to the big drinks company it seems he will continue with his passion to make good Canadian whisky. Continue reading

Michael Lowe breaks down the chefs and food at Cuvée 2014

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By Michael Lowe

Ontario winemakers recently showed off their favourite wines at the 26th Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala. Although the focus is primarily on the spectacular array of wines, there is always a fine lineup of chefs presenting some delicious dishes for attendees to pair with them. Continue reading

Epilogue: The chronicles of Grape X Riesling from Vineland Estate ends with the wines labeled and delivered to thirsty consumers. RIP Grape X (updated with review)

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Intro: It’s not always the wine that excites me, it’s the journey it takes to get in my glass from vine, to bud, to flower to grape to harvest, to crusher, to fermentation, to barrel, to bottle and finally in my mouth. Continue reading

I love the smell of Riesling in the morning! Brock’s Experts Tasting tackles Ontario’s most important grape varieties in a retrospective tasting

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This is the most useless, obvious, ridiculous, innate, shallow, over-stated and silly statement I have ever made (and the bar is already pretty low on that, I’ll admit), but … Continue reading

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