A whole lot more downtown St. Catharines restaurants may soon be following the lead of Dani's Bistro and VQA Wine Bar on St. Paul Street. That's because the decision by owner Danielle Murray to only stock VQA wines from Niagara when she opened her doors earlier this year now seems like a very smart move given the fact the downtown may now see a whole lot more fans of Ontario wine walking up and down streets.
Once a VQA wine, always a VQA wine. That was a landmark Provincial Offences Court ruling handed down by justice of the peace Brett Kelly Tuesday after he dismissed three charges that Royal DeMaria was illegally selling its wines under the prestigious VQA designation.
The Wine Route, which includes more than 500 way-finding signs placed in strategic locations throughout the wine growing regions of Ontario, provides consumers with easy navigation to wineries, restaurants, accommodations and other experiences in the area.
There's something a little different brewing at this Niagara Falls restaurant. Actually, it's not really brewing, rather than fermenting. It's wine on tap, and it's something that sets Weinkeller, which is German for wine cellar, apart from other local eateries.
Fort Berens 2012 Riesling was just awarded the very prestigious 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines. Located in Lillooet, in the Fraser Canyon, this award marks the first ever Lieutenant Governor's Award for Fort Berens and the first for this emerging wine region.
With the trend of collaborations increasing and the popularity of Saison-style beers soaring, Mill Street Brewing Co. has partnered with Brothers Beer Bistro to create a special brew in honour of Ontario Craft Beer Week.
Provincial police say there are reports of some minor injuries after severe weather ripped through the central Ontario community of Angus. OPP Sgt. Peter Leon says he hasn't heard that anyone suffered a life-threatening injury as a result of the storm that hit the town Tuesday evening.
When the application went before a committee of council last week, former councillor Peggy Burris, some neighbours and the local Federation of Agriculture urged council to turn it down. Peggy Burris asked how long before natural farming is impacted by Hiller Creek Estates.
A study by the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria said that's a problem because surveys of alcohol consumption are crucial to estimating disease and injury caused by people's favourite recreational drug.
Bar and restaurant owners are applauding today's budget announcement that standardizes the specific tax on alcohol as of Aug. 1, 2014. Restaurants Canada (formerly the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association) has long been calling for equal treatment when it comes to this tax.
The summer visiting and tasting season at Nova Scotia wineries is in full swing, but with his refined European manners and dark suit, Philippe de Lur Saluces stood out from the other tipplers at Domaine de Grand Pre on Tuesday.
Terlato Wines, a leading U.S. marketer of luxury wines and spirits, announced today a partnership with Indiana's Heartland Distillers to jointly produce and market a collection of luxury American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato Artisan Spirits portfolio.
Ker, a grape and wine industry consultant, who lists vine winter hardiness as one of his areas of research, said that, while the field examinations would not be completed until the end of June, he expected yields for the 2014 harvest would be down to 50-75 percent of the average crop, with some growers having even less depending on site and cultivars grown.