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Ontario wine industry giants, Brock U research builders Ziraldo and Kaiser cited with elite award

Ontario wine

At the Ontario Chamber of Commerce event, Brock President Gervan Fearon presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrea Kaiser, as Board Chair Gary Comerford, left, and Don Ziraldo look on. Photo provided by Brock CCOVI

Canadian winery icons Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser, who revolutionized an industry and then helped create Brock University’s renowned grape and wine research centre CCOVI, were honoured with the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

Message in a barrel: The Bachelder Niagara wines start talking long before they are sold to you

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

I’ve seen this routine before; it never gets old with Thomas Bachelder’s Niagara wine project. Continue reading

Rainbow of pink splashes into Vintages stores Saturday, plus: CCOVI honours top VQA promoters, and EastDell’s shatterproof single-serving wines

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It will be a rainbow of pink at Vintages stores on Saturday, with no less than 15 different rosés in all styles and hues being released from around the world. Continue reading

Karl Kaiser’s remarkable life in Canadian wine: A tribute

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Who would have thought a casual dinner at a long shuttered tavern in Fonthill and a really horrible bottle of Château-Gai Sauterne would be the catalysts for the start of the modern wine industry in Canada? Continue reading

UPDATED: Karl Kaiser, one of the architects of the modern Canadian wine industry, has died

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker Karl Kaiser, the master of Inniskillin’s wine program in Niagara for so many years, and the man who made the most famous wine in Canada’s history, has died.  He was 76 years old. Continue reading

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