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Sheep labour, honest Niagara wines help define Featherstone Winery’s farm-to-table approach

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The picture hanging behind the tasting room bar at Featherstone Estate Winery in Vineland is a constant reminder of the four-legged work force that moves into the estate vineyard annually in the first week of July. Continue reading

Dear LCBO: This is NOT the time to promote French wines. We are Canadian and proud of it

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The headline on the June 25th Vintages release at our beloved LCBO monopoly shouts: South Side Story: Wines of Southern France. Then 12 pages of spectacular photography and enticing bottles of French wine are proudly displayed with glowing reviews and effusive praise for all. Continue reading

Chardonnay (plus some cool red wines) featured at i4C in July: All you need to know right here

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Over the past five years over 23,000 bottles of Chardonnay from 160 wineries around the world have been poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C). Continue reading

Barefoot in Vermont: A Tastecamp diary of deliciousness

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One of the lasting visuals (among many) from a boozy sweep through Vermont recently was the sight of brothers Chris and Jon Piana holding court in the chilly, cement floor barrel cellar of their new Fable Farm cidery (or fermentory, as they call it), both barefoot and fancy free; plaid was in ample supply, ball caps a prerequisite. Continue reading

The results are in for the 2016 Ontario Wine Awards

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After judging 467 Ontario wines, it was finally time to reveal the winners of the 22nd Ontario Wine Awards on Wednesday in Niagara. Continue reading

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