Tag: Ontario

Ontario’s Craft Beer Revolution
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Ontario’s Craft Beer Revolution

To say that Ontario’s craft beer scene is on fire is an understatement. New breweries, brands, festivals and brewpubs come on stream weekly. Craft beer is in to the chagrin of multinationals that continue to churn out insipid suds! On September 15, Drink Inc. organized the first event of the […]

Craft Beer Brewing
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Craft Beer Brewing in Ontario

True beer aficionados have known for a long time, that properly brewed beers offer more pleasure than North American mainstream beers. In Ontario Creemore was the first brewery that started brewing beers, and marketed its beer with the best before date prominently printed on the label. It was only available […]

Ontario’s south coast wines and wineries
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Ontario’s south coast wines and wineries

Beyond Ontario’s official wine regions (Niagara Peninsula, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lake Erie North shore, and Prince Edwards County), there are three emerging regions that are worth considering when buying wine i.e Toronto north, Simcoe, and Georgian. Of the three, Simcoe is the most promising, mostly due to its favourable location in the […]

Prince Edward County
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Prince Edward County – Ontario

Price Edward County was granted VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) in 2007, and since then, many small wineries have opened. Presently there are 32 and counting. There is always delightful warmth about the “County” as locals call it, although winters can be very cold. Vines have to be buried for protection. […]

Wine country Ontario 2013 tasting
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Wine country Ontario 2013 tasting

Ontario is the largest wine producer of the four regions in Canada, the others being British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Quebec. While up to 1970’s few wineries existed in the province after the establishment of Inniskillin by Donald Ziraldo, and Karl Kaiser, the number of wineries has since skyrocketed. To […]

Craft beer breweries of Ontario
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Craft beer breweries of Ontario

In the past decade many craft breweries have come on stream in the province. All strive to produce “honest” brews employing only suitable water, hops, yeast, and malt as the 1516 Bavarian Purity Edict regulates. Beers can be lager or ale with several subcategories. Wheat beers are “soft”, some are […]

Enigmatic Burgundy
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Burning Kiln Winery – Norfolk County, Ontario.

Rooted in the cultural significance of tobacco and the rich agricultural history of Norfolk County, this small, quality oriented winery honours the past with a vision of the region’s viticulturally bright future. Once famous for growing and curing tobacco, the region fell on hard times when Chinese and Brazilian tobacco […]