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Genetically Modified Wine Yeast

There has been a lot of controversy about genetically modified food. Now the University of British Columbia has developed a special modified yeast for wine. According to an article on Decanter.com, “Canada approves ‘headache-free’ GM wine yeast” by Hazel Macrae, a yeast used for producing wine that is genetically modified has been approved in Canada. […]

Travel to A Wine Festival/Event on February’s Last Weekend

The last weekend of February offers an assortment of large wine events to attend. Celebrate as the end of winter is in sight and good weather is on the horizon! Cheers Kathy Winefest Calgary, Canada February 24-26, 2011 Website Information South Beach Wine & Food Festival South Beach, Florida February 24-27, 2011 Website Information The […]

The Difference the Spelling of Icewine Can Make!

A visit to Canada’s wine regions will acquaint visitors very quickly as to what makes an Icewine. Canadian winemakers take Icewine very seriously. The VQA sets strict guidelines for producing Icewines. In British Columbia Icewine production is under the Vintners Quality Alliance BC and in Ontario they are overseen by the VQA Ontario. Some interesting […]

16th Niagara Icewine Festival in Canada

It’s Icewine time! While January may bring a sense of unrest and boredom, think about a trip to Canada for the annual Niagara Icewine Festival from January 14-30, 2011. In Canada, the restrictions for producing Icewine are controlled by the Vintner’s Quality Alliance. The temperature falls below minus 8 degrees C for a sustained time. […]

Canadian Wines Sold in China

Have you noticed that when you go shopping at the malls or stand-alone stores, that the majority of items seem to be made outside of the US? Occasionally, there will be goods from Korea, Thailand, India and other countries but by far it appears that most are from China. An article about wine sold in […]

Wine Festivals for the First Weekend of October

Last week as we drove in northern Michigan in some areas we began to notice trees beginning to turn those wonderful fall colors of red, orange and yellow. While you are traveling to wineries and wine festivals in the next few weeks, have a camera handy for some wonderful photos of autumn. You may also […]

The Eat, Drink & Give Event to Benefit Haiti in February

Several Canadian wineries are sponsoring the Eat, Drink & Give Event on February 9, 2010. The event is held at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto beginning at 6:30 pm. Other contributing organizations are international wineries and restaurants. Wines and foods are donated to this event. The proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders and will […]

Canada’s First Certified Biodynamic Wine

Yesterday I received an email from Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake announcing their release of Canada’s first certified biodynamic wine. In celebration of Earth Day, the 2008 Cabernet Rosé is being released today. Only 550 cases were produced. Today 28 restaurants in Ontario will be celebrating the release of this wine. Enjoy a glass of this […]

Icewine and Consumer Information

With the temperatures dipping to way below normal and a recent article about Icewines in China, this seems to be a great topic today. True Icewine as defined by Canadian regulations, is produced with grapes harvested while frozen at a temperature of  a negative 8 degrees C (17 degrees F) or lower. The regulations are […]

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