Five Lessons from the Niagara Icewine Festival

Five Lessons from the Niagara Icewine Festival

After taking a hiatus the last couple of years, winter has returned to Southern Ontario and made for a fitting backdrop to Niagara's month-long celebration of food and wine: the Icewine Festival. This year's gala officially kicked-off the festival with the usual mix of style and great wine. Thanks to the ice sculptures and winemakers… 

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April Wine Events


Although it doesn't look and feel like spring outside, one sure sign that the weather will soon turn for the better and match the season on the calendar is an increase in the number of wine events. So to get you in the spirit and hopeful nudge mother nature in the right direction we've put… 

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Cuvée 2014 Preview Guide


Over the past 25 years Cuvée has built itself into the premier event for celebrating Ontario winemaking excellence. This Friday the Fallsview Casino Resort will host the 26th Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala and it promises to continue the event's proud tradition as Niagara's primer celebration of local wine.

Niagara Icewine Festival Guide 2014


The best little known assets of Niagara wine country is that it isn't just for warm weather. In a true Canadian fashion it embraces all four seasons and brings something extra to its warm brand of hospitality every January for the Niagara Icewine Festival and Twenty Valley Winter WineFest.

i4C 2013 Preview: A Primer on the World Tour Tasting


If you can only attend one event at the 2013 International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C), you need to make it the Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting.

i4C Preview: Lessons in Cool Climate Chardonnay


For wine lovers that thirst as much for wine knowledge as they do for what's in the bottle, the most important event of the 2013 International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C), is the Global Perspectives on Chardonnay panel discussion and tasting.

The County Charmes Hogtown – County in the City 2013


Prince Edward County is Ontario's youngest official wine appellation, but what it lacks in experience it more than makes up in potential. As things have started to come together and mature, that potential has really started to show in the last handful of years. There seems to be a clear regional focus with Chardonnay and… 

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Looking Westward for a Wine, Beer & Spirits Revolution: What Ontario Could Learn from B.C.


There's a revolution happening in Ontario. It's a loud one, but not in the old school sense of coup d'etats or even the modern sense of technology. Don't mistake it's quietness by traditional measures for a lack of importance either.