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Industry Mourns the Passing of Harry McWatters

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Prominent B.C. wine-industry figure, Harry McWatters passed away July 23 at the age of 74. A dedicated...

Arterra Wines Canada Acquires Culmina Family Estate Winery

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Arterra Wines Canada Inc. (AWC) has closed a deal to acquire Culmina Family Estate Winery. Founded by...

Ontario Wine Awards Celebrates 25th Anniversary

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — The Ontario Wine Awards (OWA) celebrated its 25th-anniversary competition this month with a record number of entries — 542 wines from...

Niagara Icewine Festival Enters 24th Year

VINELAND STATION, Ont. — Celebrating its 24th year, the Niagara Icewine Festival will kick off this month and feature a wide variety of wine,...

Food File: Examining The Farm-to-Table Ethos

When acclaimed chef Michael Stadtländer and his wife Nobuyo opened their 12-seat restaurant, Eigensinn Farm (located in Singhampton, Ont.), 25 years ago, they didn’t...

Rosanna Caira Lifetime Achievement Award: Donald Ziraldo

Donald Ziraldo’s name is synonymous with success. The 68-year old co-founder of Inniskillin Wines and now owner of Ziraldo Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont....

Sparkling Wine Isn’t Just for Celebrations Anymore

A little bubbly is a classic accompaniment to celebrations and special occasions, but it’s also become a versatile staple on any restaurant’s wine list. “In...

Niagara College Teaching Restaurant Wins 2015 Licensee of the Year Award

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — It’s a vintage year for Niagara College’s teaching restaurant. Benchmark Restaurant, located within the college’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, has...

Ontario’s VQA Wineries Receive Premier’s Award

VINELAND STATION, Ont. — The Wine Council of Ontario and four Ontario wineries, including Burning Kiln Winery, Pillitteri Estates Winery, Puddicombe Estate Farm and...

Lieutenant-Governor Honours VQA Wines

TORONTO — Twelve Ontario wineries were recently recognized for excellence by Ontario's Lieutenant-Governor. The honourable David Onley, pleased with the results in the competition’s...