The ‘black-balled’ Riesling from Pearl Morissette in Niagara and the storm that’s brewing over VQA rejection: Let’s talk about it

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Noted international wine critic, blogger and wine writer Jamie Goode had this to say about the Pearl Morissette Estate Winery Black Ball Riesling 2012. Continue reading

Ontario wineries launch “Perfect Pairings” campaign to fight for private wines stores in Ontario during election

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Ontario wineries jumped headfirst into the election today with a multi-pronged campaign that urges candidates running for provincial office to fight for changes that would give consumers more access to the wines they love. Continue reading

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