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SOMM, the Documentary Film

The documentary movie SOMM by Jason Wise provides an inside look at what candidates for the Court of Master Sommeliers go through before taking Level IV of the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. The film portrays the intensity and time required of anyone planning to achieve the Master Sommelier Diploma.

Visit the Niagara Icewine Festival in January

Don’t let this winter pass you by without a visit to Ontario for Niagara Icewine Festival.

Holiday Gift Guide: Vin de Glace and Cidre de Glace

There are wine drinkers that will scoff at the idea of trying a sweet wine; however, at the proper time and place many wine enthusiasts enjoy dessert wines. A category of dessert wines is vin de glace or Icewine. Icewines are made with grapes left in the vineyard until the temperature reaches -8º Celsius (17.6º […]

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada begins November 1 and finishes November 10. The fair includes animal shows and competitions, culinary demonstrations, food and wine, a mixologist competition and a Pub Crawl.

The Pinot Affair Event: October 19 and 20

This weekend, October 19 and 20, visit 10 wineries in Ontario-on-the-Lake that are featuring The Pinot Affair.

Mulled Wine for the Holidays

This is the perfect time of year to start making mulled wine. The Wine Trail Traveler recipe section has several mulled wines. We have a new mulled recipe we received from Erie Shore Vineyard this week. Note that this recipe uses honey! The recipe allows drinkers to individualize their own cup of mulled wine. Erie Shore […]

Prince Edward County, Ontario Wineries

Yesterday was the last day of our delightful visit to Prince Edward County wineries. These wineries are located along the beautiful Lake Ontario. When you make plans to visit these wineries be sure to search for Prince Edward County, not the renowned Prince Edward Island. The wine growing in Prince Edward County is a relatively […]

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 […]

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