A History on Canadian Wine Making

history of wine making in canada

Canadians have been making wine for over two centuries, but Canada’s modern day success in the production of high quality vinifera-based wines goes back only a quarter century. What are the antecedents to Canada’s recent success in producing award-winning wines? The Early Years 1800s European settlers to Canada in the early 1800s tried to cultivate […]

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Niagara-on-the-Lake: Rich in Heritage, History & Varietal Character

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Rich in Heritage, History & Varietal Character

Rich with heritage, complex history, and varietal character For a region known for its wine, you may have heard through the grapevine about a town fully aged to perfection. Rich with heritage, complex history, and varietal character, Niagara-On-The-Lake is like a fine Merlot. Its flavour lingers long after you leave it behind. Just twenty minutes […]

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Why Ontario is Perfect for Growing Wine

wine growing regions of ontario

Ontario produces the largest percentage of Canada’s homegrown wine from approximately 15,000 acres of wine grape vineyards. (Another 5000 acres plus are devoted to grapes for juice.) These products range from dry table wines (red and white), to sparkling wines, dessert wines and fortified wines. Location The vineyards of Ontario lie in the centre of […]

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Enjoy Your Favorite Wine…But With Some Rules

wine etiquette

The mere mention of etiquette brings to mind various images, mainly negative. Etiquette means observing set rules. Its not about the quaint traditions but where wine is concerned etiquette matter. The primary connoisseurs of fine wine are oenophiles who are stringent about treating, serving and tasting wine. Then there are wine lovers and those simply […]

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How to Store Wine Properly

wine storage

Wine Storage Storing wine is important because just like food, wine is perishable. Proper wine storage will help to ensure that the expensive French Bordeaux you were given as a gift, will not turn to vinegar by the time you get around to opening it! If you are looking to build your own cellar then […]

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