As the temperatures begin to drop in Wine Country Ontario, winemakers prepare for the Icewine harvest while they watch in anticipation of the necessary - 8o C required for picking. It's an exciting time and visitors from all over the world have begun to anticipate the start of Niagara's Icewine Festival. While the harvest date of Icewine changes every year, the time for its biggest celebration is always the same, taking place over three weeks in January, right in the heart of Niagara.
The deal - crafted 14 years ago by the Harris Tories and kept on the books by the current Liberal one - makes the foreign-owned Beer Store the only outlet in the province allowed to sell beer in packs larger than six.
Analysis says as of April 1, 2015, a $30 bottle of wine would sell for $34 to $40. A $40 bottle would go for between $47 and $56, and a $100 bottle would sell for $125 to $151. Only at the lowest end-$8 and $10 bottles-might consumers pay a little less
The ranch aims to follow in the footsteps of the area's early explorers and uncover what the land can offer. With vineyards at the edge of cool climate viticulture, they are set to reveal Canada's next wine growing area.
Wineries in North America appreciate the validation that comes from foreign investment-especially when Old World names such as Drouhin, Antinori and others commit to developing properties in new wine regions
Wine Country Ontario has extended the tour of its VQA Wine Tasting Truck to take the wine tasting experience directly to consumers across Ontario. The mobile tour showcases Ontario VQA wines and encourages Ontarians to sample and discover what's great about local in a unique, educational and fun way!
The Company generated a profit in Q2 2015 of $116,320, a substantial improvement from the Q2 2014 loss of $2,431,770. Sales for Q2 2015 were $5,863,300 compared to $5,255,155 for Q2 2014, representing an increase of 11.6%.
Together, Dick Snyder, owner and editor of CityBites Magazine and wine enthusiast Justyn Szymczyk, are on path to change the way people enjoy good wine with kwäf.ca, an online source for high quality sommelier-selected wines that are not available at the LCBO.
Whistler's Samantha Rahn, wine director at Araxi Restaurant and Sommelier of the Year 2013, releases Samantha Syrah, a wine she made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery through their Okanagan Wine Campus program, with proceeds to the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Okanagan College, located in B.C.'s premier winemaking region of Okanagan Valley, has released a list of wine-related workshops which will take place starting this month and extending through October to January.