A roundup of recent news for the Ontario wine industry includes a record number of wineries participating in a sustainable farming program, grape growers’ chair Bill George not seeking re-election and Constellation Brands seeking IPO for Canadian wineries. Continue reading
For lovers of great Ontario craft cider and beer, it was quite a weekend. First the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company welcomed its first visitors to a restored historic curling club in Dundas over a three-day grand opening, then the first cask from a new Niagara craft cider venture was tapped at a little pub and restaurant in Fonthill on Saturday night. Continue reading
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
It’s hard to get by just upon a smile
— Cat Stevens
Oh, it’s wild, all right. And for a growing number of Canadian winemakers, wild is the new cash cow as they venture farther and farther beyond the tried and true methods of making wine to create something that is, well, beautifully and wondrously weird. Continue reading
It’s been nearly two years since 2027 Cellars owner and winemaker Kevin Panagapka, in photo above, left the “virtual” world of crafting single-vineyard Niagara wines and acquired his own manufacturing licence. Continue reading
If visiting the Foreign Affair Winery in Vineland any time soon you might notice (how can you not?) a new welcoming icon by the front door.