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Niagara’s Richard Liu wants to put Ontario ciders on the world stage, and he just might do it

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By Rick VanSickle

Richard Liu, above, has a plan and, oh boy, it’s a big one. He is not content with aiming at total domination of taps at Ontario bars and shelf space at the LCBO and grocery stores, though he’s doing quite well with that. Continue reading

Toronto Cider Festival pays a mouth-watering tribute to cider with Canada 150 celebration

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The Toronto Cider Festival being held in Toronto on Aug. 26 will embody the spirit of true Canadian pride in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday with a waterfront cider celebration at Sherbourne Common near Sugar Beach. Continue reading

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

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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

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