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Tasting Burning Kiln wines with winemaker Lydia Tomek, plus a few tasty new releases from Niagara’s Fielding Estate

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By Rick VanSickle

If you haven’t been to Norfolk County to visit Burning Kiln, one the area’s pioneering and key wineries in the still emerging wine region, or any other of the wineries there, you are missing out on a unique experience. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: A tip of the hat to the pioneers, the risk takers and visionaries in the Canadian wine industry

By Lydia Tomek

Being Canadian is something that I am so proud of.  My parents each immigrated here with nothing but the shirt on their backs and a big dream. Continue reading

Mysterious suitor for Canadian wine giant? Van wine fest features Canada, Cuvee 2017, winemaker changes, local wine books …


As the calendar changes to October and the mad rush begins to get the rest of the grape harvest in tanks and barrels from B.C. to Ontario, there is no shortage in Canadian wine news and several ch-ch-changes in the industry. Continue reading

Ontario’s new South Coast Wine region and the people behind the wines in Norfolk County

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PORT DOVER, Ont. — It was once paved in gold, its wide swaths of land covered in the tall, leafy tobacco plants and the drying kilns that defined Norfolk County in southwestern Ontario on the north shore of Lake Erie. It was a booming farm community, with lavish estates and signs of wealth at every corner of this idyllic and pastoral region.

Such was the influence of the tobacco farmers, in those glory years, that every inch of roadway — from concessions to county roads —were paved so the truckers hauling out their precious cargo had a comfortable, smooth ride to market. Continue reading

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