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Wine company Colio purchases Thornbury Cidery in Ontario

Thornbury_WebSlider3cWine producer Colio Estate has jumped head-first into the growing Ontario craft cider industry with the purchase of Thornbury Cidery. Continue reading

At long last, good news for Ontario craft cider producers: Coming to a grocery store near you soon

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Ontario craft ciders are about to enjoy their moment in the sun as part of the province’s upcoming announcement to allow wine sales in grocery stores as early as this fall. Continue reading

LCBO union head throws a hissy fit over wine sales in grocery stores (his rant his pure gold!)


If you weren’t convinced before that a government plan to allow wine sales in grocery stores in Ontario is a good thing, then this press release from the LCBO’s comical union boss should convince you otherwise. This is pure gold from Warren (Smokey) Thomas, spoken like a man who just emerged from his prehistoric cave and is throwing a hissy fit. Hilarious. I present the full news release in all its original glory because, well, you can’t make this shit up: Continue reading

A whole new world of retailing just opened for Ontario VQA wineries, and it is truly game changing


What a wild and crazy ride it has been on the road to modernizing Ontario’s archaic booze laws. But it appears, just maybe, that a new direction is finally becoming clearer — the opening up of new retail streams for Ontario’s VQA wineries. Continue reading

A trio of Kacaba Syrahs, plus wine reviews for: Henry of Pelham, Flat Rock, Maverick Distillery, rum and more


Syrah in Ontario will become a rarity beginning with the 2014 vintage because of the back-to-back brutal winters, so there is much to celebrate with the plentiful 2013s now hitting store shelves. Continue reading

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