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Celebrate Halloween with Scary Sangria
October 29, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching, so why not celebrate with some scarily-good sangria using Ontario wines. Here is a terrifyingly-tasty sangria recipe to offer your adult guests and goblins at gatherings this Halloween. Preparation Time: Only 15 minutes Ingredients you will need: 1)   1 bottle of Ontario red wine (a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot would work nicely) 2)   2 cups ginger ale … Read More

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WHAT’S ON IN WINE COUNTRY: Fall Edition!
October 5, 2012

WHAT’S ON IN WINE COUNTRY: Fall Edition! With the fall season in full swing, there are a ton of fun events and activities coming up in Wine Country. Check out the list of events below that are taking place over the next week. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE The Pinot Affair Nine wineries, nine Events: all crushing on one deliciously seductive grape. Visit Niagara … Read More

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Turn your meal into an experience – goLOCAL!
October 4, 2012

We’re nearing the end of September and with cooler weather arriving our focus has shifted to Thanksgiving. For us, Thanksgiving is about all things “local” – local food and, of course, Ontario VQA wine. Autumn in Ontario provides people with beautiful weather and a bounty of in-season harvest vegetables to choose from – Brussels sprouts, parsnips, carrots, beets and squash … Read More

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Niagara Wine Festival
September 14, 2012

As we head into the Fall season and calendars begin to fill up, don’t forget about the Niagara Wine Festival! The festival runs from September 21 to 30 and features more than 100 events, including winery tours, tastings, concerts, seminars, artisan shows and one of Canada’s largest street parades. The hub of the festival is Montebello Park in downtown St. … Read More

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Visa Infinite’s Wine Country dining series
August 30, 2012

Earlier this month, Jackson Triggs winery hosted an extremely special dinner for Visa Infinite cardholders as part of the Wine Country dining series. Cooking dinner that evening were none other than Toronto’s infamous Group Of Seven Chefs. Named after the famed collective of Canadian landscape painters, The Group Of Seven Chefs are undoubtedly artists in their own right. Whether one … Read More

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Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines
August 10, 2012

Alan McGinty. Photos: Tessa Buchan In late July, a dozen Ontario winemakers dressed up to attend an awards ceremony at Queens Park. They were the recipients of the second annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines. Shiraz Mottiar, a two-time winner, and Malivoire’s cellar master Dan Stouck at the reception. Fabian Reis (far left) from Konzelmann looks on. … Read More

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Send a digital postcard with Notes from Wine Country Ontario
August 8, 2012

We’re half way through the summer and it’s hard to believe that every week has flown by packed with social engagements, birthdays, BBQs and vacations. The good news is there is still time for some down time! With Ontario Wine Country not that far away, why not invite a friend or loved one to share in the discovery and enjoy … Read More

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Adventures of Wine Touring!
July 26, 2012

Are you a wine lover and an adventure seeker searching for that something that will help your two passions collide? There is a common misconception that wine tours in Wine Country Ontario are all the same, but boy is that wrong. Everyone has a different comfort level when wine touring from traveling by car, to biking, to taking the time … Read More

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Tips on How to Make the Most of Your i4C Experience!
July 19, 2012
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Thomas Bachelder Talks i4C and Cool Climate Chardonnay!
July 11, 2012

The second annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, also known as i4C, is happening in less than two weeks! From July 20-22, Niagara will once again welcome the world’s top cool climate Chardonnay producers to celebrate the rebirth of a seriously cool grape. This year guests will have the ability to blend their own Chardonnay experience by choosing from twelve … Read More

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