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A Special Salad with Icewine for Easter

If you are looking for an unusual salad to prepare for Easter dinner, consider Honeydew and Pancetta Salad with a Lime Icewine Vinaigrette. This is a salad with the main ingredients of honeydew melon, greens and pancetta. (Pancetta is a type of Italian bacon.) The vinaigrette is composed of several ingredients including an icewine, rice […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anniversary Celebration

After twelve days of visiting wineries we were ready to head home. Our dilemma, however, was to either remain in New York or travel home on our anniversary. Since the urge to return home was greater we spent the day in the car, often bemoaning the most unpopular phrase in the English language, “Road Work Ahead.” […]

Pillitteri Estates takes Gold for Shiraz Icewine

  Recently Pillitteri Estates Winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada received a Gold Medal from “Syrah du Monde,” for their 2006 Shiraz Icewine. This competition is devoted to Syrah or Shiraz wines. Quality and stiff requirements make this competition highly competitive. The competition itself takes place over two days with wines from 23 countries. This year […]

Icewine or Iced Wine

Icewine was first produced in Germany. Today Canada is the major producer of a true icewine. Other areas that do not have cold enough temperatures to create icewine use intervention methods to create a wine that mimics icewine. For the consumer, this wine may be identified as “iced wine.” Grapes for icewine must be picked […]


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