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Charming Chardonnay, Cheap!

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...

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The Other Oscars

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.

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BC to Privatize Liquor Wholesaling

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!

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KPMG: VQA = $$

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.

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Mixing It Up

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...

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Gruner Gone Wild

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.

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Fine Wine Auction

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.

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Party Sorter Outer

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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