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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Pommies Apple Tree Giveaway

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At a recent cider tasting hosted by the LCBO, many superlative statistics about the growth of Ontario's cider market were thrown about. My eyes opened widest though at the one that demonstrates how much room there is left for expansion. For every 100 pints of beer consumed in Canada, we knock back one of cider. In Ireland that… 

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Three Ships Whisky

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The problem with most affordable (cheap?) blended scotch comes from the utterly boring base flavour. While single malt scotch is made strictly from malted barley, blended scotch is mixed with distilled corn and possibly wheat. The result is a cheaper drink, with a dull vanilla flavour that's common among many brands in the $30 range…. 

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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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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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Life Lessons from Fergus Henderson & St. John

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A great meal isn't really about food. Although it certainly helps, it needn't be exceptionally delicious, fancy or even paired with something good to drink. What truly defines a great meal is the unparalleled enjoyment that happens when you bring kindred spirits together to break bread. The outside world fades, allowing you to share anecdotes,… 

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