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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tips on How to Make the Most of Your i4C Experience!
July 19, 2012
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