Big Ontario wineries bring in the bulk of the medals at the Ontario Wine Awards: Full results posted

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The 20th anniversary of the Ontario Wine Awards, held Friday night at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, was a celebration of the evolution of Ontario VQA wines through two decades of rapid growth. Continue reading

How do ya like them apples? Cider Week 2014 set to rock Toronto’s downtown core June 2 to June 7 … you don’t want to miss this

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Look out, Toronto! Ontario’s craft cideries are about to take over the downtown core for six days and nights of discovery and revelry that just might open up some eyes and palates to this growing beverage trend that’s exploded on the drinks scene in the last couple of years. Continue reading

Chef Ryan Crawford gets it done with a little help from his friends … well, actually his friends helped a lot with his wine project. Also, Vintages releases, new Kacaba wines

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You could probably write a book on the exploits, past, present and future, of Niagara chef Ryan Crawford. He has already lived a life packed in extraordinary culinary richness and has mapped out a future that seems impossible to achieve. Yet there is little doubt he will accomplish every goal he has set for himself. Continue reading

Mike Lowe eats and drinks his way through The Niagara Food and Wine Expo

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The Niagara Food and Wine Expo got underway Friday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Featuring local restaurants, food trucks, gourmet food vendors and a bounty of wine, beer and spirits, the event beckons to those in search of some great bites and sips. Continue reading

The flood gates are open: VQA wines for sale at farmers’ markets in Ontario starting Saturday

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It is as progressive as Ontario’s Liberal government is going to get with its backwards, antiquated and regressive policies regarding the sale booze in this province, but it is a tiny step in the right direction. Continue reading