Category Archives: Canada

Bottling Isn’t Growing: A Reflection on Canadian Wine for Canada Day

Do wines bottled in Canada have a positive impact on jobs in the country? Sure. Does a wine bottled in Canada have a greater positive impact on our economy than a wine that comes straight to Canada in bottles? Yes, you can argue that. But there is no way that cheap Chilean or Californian with a splash of Ontario wine can be called Canadian wine, or that it does anything for the development of Canadian wine in the true sense of the word. It's plain stupid to try to argue otherwise, or maintain an outlook that confuses the issue.
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Return from Niagara: wine, food and – surprise! – beer

I just spent a terrific, busy, fun and serious week in Niagara, judging at the National Wine Awards of Canada, newly organized by WineAlign, this year. It was mostly about wine, of course, because of the awards, but the evening program organized by Wine County Ontario, to showcase the region’s best for the coast-to-coast group [...]
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Post-TasteCamp North Interviews: Amanda Maynard, the Wineing Woman

This is the seventh – and final – installment in a series of interviews following up on discoveries made at TasteCamp North,held on both sides of the Niagara river on May 13-15, with some thirty-some wine bloggers and writers present. Today is Amanda Maynard, a die-hard Boston Bruins fan who writes the Wineing Woman blog between Stanley [...]
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Post-TasteCamp North interviews: Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report

Here is a new installment in that series of interviews following up on discoveries made at TasteCamp North, held on both sides of the Niagara river on May 13-15, with some thirty-some wine bloggers and writers present. I’m particularly glad, today, to post the Q&A from Lenn Thompson, the founder of TasteCamp, without whom none of this [...]
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Post-TasteCamp North interviews: Richard Auffrey, the Passionate Foodie

TasteCamp North, held on both sides of the Niagara river on May 13-15, was a lot of fun and very instructive for the thirty-some wine bloggers and writers present. Pursuing a tradition started by Lenn Thompson for the first two TasteCamps, held in Long Island (2009) and the Finger Lakes (2010), I asked bloggers [...]
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