Would a Drake by Any Other Name…

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Word choice matters quite a bit in restaurant writing. That applies especially to two particular situations that were brought to mind by a recent new restaurant visit. The Drake has opened an outpost in Prince Edward County and were kind enough to invite me (and a few other food writers) out for the day last… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014 Day 8: Building a Local Wine Culture a Tweet at a Time

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One of the things that is said to separate us from Europe and even other new world regions like is that we don't have a developed wine culture. Yes, we do have people who are as passionate as they are knowledgeable about local wine and would happily tell you what makes Niagara Riesling so special… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014 Day 4: From Winter Woes Come New Opportunities

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In Canada we pride ourselves on our winters…well at least when others are listening. The world cites us as the textbook definition of the year's coldest season and we happily to embrace  that mantle for national pride. Even in Southern Ontario's sunny wine country where warmth, sunshine and a long summer are always at the top… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014 Day 3: A New Generation Buying Guide

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This year's 30 Days theme is all about the new generation of wineries and winemakers as well as new beginnings. The reason for this focus was simple: this young and talented new generation is producing the best wine Ontario has ever made. They're also inspiring change and leading existing wineries and Ontario wine overall into… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014: Day 2: A New Beginning for Cuvée

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After 25 years, change is inevitable. It's also a bit messy and awkward. Just like the melting slush, rainy skies, and resulting muck and mire we experience during each winter-to-spring transition can attest, change can be far from pretty. Yet, despite having to endure the awkwardness and messiness of that yearly transition we get excited… 

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