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‘We did it, we finally did it:’ West Avenue Cider opens their doors to new retail facility at long last

Ontario craft cider

By Rick VanSickle

It is the culmination of dream, a seemingly impossible dream of owning a cidery and apple orchards in Ontario and throwing open the doors for the first time to paying customers. Continue reading

The Wine Wire: Women in wine, Southbrook award, CAPS crowns winners, big Ontario cider news, Canadian wine website launched

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Emma Garner, a graduate of Brock University’s Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) program, is among the numerous female scientists making a mark in the booming grape and wine industry.

Getting caught up on Canadian wine news, we have stories on women increasing their numbers in the fields of winemaking and grape growing, winners of CAPS competition announced, Southbrook wins a Spirit of Niagara award, a new course for Ontario cider makers, a financial boost for cider makers, and a website launches that brings all Canadian wine regions together. Continue reading

‘A true legend’ of the Ontario craft cider industry: Grant Howes dies at home in Prince Edward County

This is a hard story to write, the death of a close friend, a buddy, a pal — the passing of a gentle bear of a man who was forever smiling and laughing, the joy oozing from every fibre of his being. Continue reading

Ontario craft cider: Grocery stores opening up a retail stream, growing the market, plus West Avenue, County Cider, Revel, Peller reviews

Ontario craft cider

BY RICK VANSICKLE

 You talk to anyone in the Ontario craft cider industry and you always get an earful on everything from limited access to their products for consumers, brutal taxation to the hoops they have to jump through to get their ciders on the shelves of the province’s largest retailer, the LCBO. Continue reading

West Avenue Gold Dust Cider tops cider awards; Hare and Angel’s Gate wines named as 2017 Legislature wines

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West Avenue Cider’s Gold Dust Cider won best of show at the Ontario Cider Awards while Hare Wine Company’s Jack Rabbit Red and Angel’s Gate’s Sussreserve Riesling were chosen as the official wines at the Ontario Legislature in separate competitions recently. Continue reading

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