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Extremely cold temperatures putting vineyards in Ontario in peril, warns CCOVI

Ontario grape growers

Brock University’s CCOVI Vine Alert program is warning Ontario grape growers of the extreme low temperatures moving into the province and the potential for damage to grape vines. Continue reading

East meets west in the friendly Great Chardo Swap competition, plus Vintages’ Niagara wine picks for Saturday

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Chardonnay has always been a superstar in Niagara; it just loves the cool climate and mineral-rich soils from one end of the Peninsula to the other. Continue reading

Wine Wire: McWatters harvests 50th vintage, Cuvée back for 2018, Grape growers celebrate future growth, record turnout for CCOVI lecture series

Canada wine

Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, Harry McWatters marked his 50th vintage on Aug, 28 with the very first crush at the new TIME Winery facility in downtown Penticton. Continue reading

Brock’s first ‘Certificate in Ontario Wine’ online course begins in February

Ontario wine education

Brock University’s continuing education offerings are going digital — and when the Certificate in Ontario Wine online course begins next month, it will also be the Ontario wine industry’s first integrated online program specific to VQA wine. Continue reading

Hot off the grape vine: CCOVI’s milestone birthday, new LCBO boss, Ontario grape prices rise, cider now in grocery stores

Brock CCOVI photo 1

Dec. 11, 1996 — Brock University establishes the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Bill Cade (centre), Brock’s Dean of Math and Science, is flanked by (from left) grape and wine industry leaders Bruce Walker, Donald Ziraldo, John Neufeld and John Howard.

A round up of news that has an impact on the Ontario wine industry from news releases sent to Wines In Niagara. Continue reading

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