i4C 2014: Five Life Lesson from a Glass of Chardonnay

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There may be truth in wine, but much like our tastes the insight it offer tends to be of the personal and introspective persuasion. But if there is such a thing as a universal truth in wine it would almost certainly come courtesy of Chardonnay. That's where the 2014 International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C)… 

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i4C 2014 Cool Chardonnay Returns

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This weekend the wine event of the summer happens with many of Ontario's top wineries and famed producers from across the globe gathering in Niagara for the fourth annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. With the perfect blend of fun and wine education, i4C has quickly established itself as Ontario's premier wine event. In anticipation of the… 

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Introducing Redstone Winery

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With the arrival of spring what might become one of the most important Niagara wineries of this current third generation launched. It's not using particularly innovative winemaking techniques nor growing new-to-the-region grapes. It's not exceptional big or calling for an outside-the-box concept either. What makes it so significant is the team behind it. It's called… 

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Ontario Wine hits a Groove at Somewhereness 2014

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The one thing all great food and drink has in common is that it has a unique quality which unmistakably links it to where it was made. This is especially true of wine where the grapes, climate, soil, vintage and the winemaker's vision on how to best capture all these elements in the glass hopefully… 

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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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Hints of Great Things to Come: Wisdom from 25th Annual Experts’ Tasting

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I'm sitting at a table with one of Niagara's top young winemakers, one of the country's leading experts on viticulture and vine biology and half of the duo that lent their names to a now world famous wine brand in 1993 and helped transform the industry. What's extraordinary is that my table isn't exceptional—every single… 

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April Wine Events

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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: A Snapshot of Ontario’s Evolving Wine Scene

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One of the interesting side effects of the Cuveé format change, which began last year and continued again this year when the gala was held in early March, was that it forced winemakers to pick a favourite child. Luckily, that tough decision resulted in a great opportunity for attendees, participants and fellow invited media guests…. 

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