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VQA wine industry added 1,300 jobs since 2007

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NOTE: A large study by KPMG done on behalf of the Ontario Wine Council on the economic impact of VQA wine has just been released. Below is the press release version of the study with a link to the full report. Continue reading

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Prince Edward County, Part III: A visit to Lighthall, Grange and Harwood, plus new Karlo, Casa-Dea wines reviewed

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY — You learn, after a few trips of trying, that it’s just not possible to visit more than three or four Prince Edward County wineries in a day — no matter how far you’ve come or how hard you try. Continue reading

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Record number of wines poured for Cuvee judging

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By Michael Lowe

Preparations for the 24th annual Cuvée Awards, which honour the very best of Ontario wine, are in full swing. But weeks before the award presentations, to be held March 2nd at Fallsview Casino Resort, a panel of judges faces the daunting task of tasting and scoring the wines submitted for review. Continue reading


Skate with former NHL greats at Diamond Estates Saturday

NOTE: Diamond Estates is holding a ‘Skate with the Greats’ at the winery with
NHL Alumni helping to officially open the outdoor skating rink at the Niagara-on-the-Lake winery. Here is the news release on the event. Continue reading


A thrilling Chateau des Charmes icewine leads Vintages release


The Niagara wine release at Vintages Saturday has a distinctive Riesling theme going. And it’s Riesling done three different ways — super sweet, off-dry and dry. Continue reading