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Ontario wine industry giants, Brock U research builders Ziraldo and Kaiser cited with elite award

Ontario wine

At the Ontario Chamber of Commerce event, Brock President Gervan Fearon presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrea Kaiser, as Board Chair Gary Comerford, left, and Don Ziraldo look on. Photo provided by Brock CCOVI

Canadian winery icons Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser, who revolutionized an industry and then helped create Brock University’s renowned grape and wine research centre CCOVI, were honoured with the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

Sharing the passion of organic winemaking, Southbrook debuts showcase series of Niagara wines from trusted growers

Niagara organic wine

By Rick VanSickle

Southbrook Vineyard’s passion for organic winemaking is an endless quest to not only practice what they preach in their own backyard, but to seek out others who share their passion and values. Continue reading

Early (but not earliest) harvest of Niagara icewine grapes begins at several wineries

Niagara icewine

By Rick VanSickle

And, so it began, in the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 22, the first harvest of Niagara icewine grapes began at several wineries. Continue reading

Celebrating Malivoire’s 20 years in Niagara, plus: A dam fine Chardonnay, JoieFarm’s new Chic Fille Pinot Blanc, top Niagara reds at Vintages Saturday

Niagara winery

By Rick VanSickle

A special night was celebrated by a special Niagara winery on Friday — 20 years of shock and awe from the Malivoire Wine Company. Continue reading

Still life with Paul Pender (and new wine reviews from Tawse)

Ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

Climbing the stairs to the top of the six-level, gravity-flow winery at Tawse, winemaker Paul Pender, above, reveals his latest project — an elaborate labyrinth of copper, stainless steel, gauges, columns and the centrepiece of it all, a top-of-the-line Italian copper pot still. Continue reading

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