One of this province's wine strengths is chardonnay and the best results tend to come from our normal-to-cooler years, like 2009. Check out Chateau des Charmes' 09 Barrel Fermented...
The annual Cuvée Awards happens in Niagara Falls this weekend. Like "the Academy" of Hollywood insiders, the winemakers themselves pick the winners & there's a big party and you can join in.
The BC electorate made an emotional decision to scrap HST and return PST (that's so great?) Resulting budget shortfalls could be good news for BC winos & RFPs are out... step up private sector!
The Wine Council of Ontario promotes the province's wine industry and also acts as an advocate to the government on a range of issues. They hired KPMG to study the economic impact of the industry.
January was Icewine month in Niagara, with the annual festival stretching over most of the month. A high point was a cocktail competition between the restaurants of Niagara on the Lake. Mixologists mixed and judges judged. Surprising winner too: meat was involved. Not Peller chef Jason Parsons' roast pig, though that could've been used...
Not all in the Euro Zone is doom and gloom – Austrian wine exports hit an all-time high of €117 million (C$150M). The most important Austrian wine is the delightful gruner veltliner.
After the live fine wine auction, Vintages' ran an E-Bay style online auction at the end of last year and almost all of the lots sold, including a number that generated back and forth bidding.
The Graffigna multi-pack of Argentine wines represents a great-value holiday party option. Or for four parties, a bottle for each. Crowd pleasing favourites, nicely done, at a good price.
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