Category: ice wine

Niagara Icewine Festival

The 2023 Niagara Icewine Festival

 mywinepal  December 24, 2022

In BC when we hear icewine, we think of the Okanagan, but icewine is also made in the Niagara peninsula in southern Ontario.  In fact, the Niagara wineries have an icewine festival each year, excluding during the COVID lockdown, but it is back and you can experience this festival, whether you are local in Ontario, or you fly out from…

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Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Red, White, Rosé, Sparkling, and Ice Wine

 mywinepal  January 19, 2022

This is the second of my Canadian Wine Trends 2021 articles.  Today I will cover our interest in red, white, sparkling and ice wine using Google Trends information.  As I mentioned in my first article, Wikipedia describes Google Trends as “…a website by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages….

BC grapes for icewine(Photo Credit: Wines of British Columbia,

Take the BC Icewine Quiz

 mywinepal  December 30, 2019

Icewine from Canada is famous around the world. While we did not invent Icewine, we are recognized as a world leader in Icewine production.  It is amazing that you are able to get juice out of frozen grapes and the resulting nectar in your glass. Test your BC Icewine knowledge with these 4 questions.  No googling! If you like quizzes,…

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Interviewing Wine Maker Bruce Nicholson from Inniskillin at VanWineFest 2017

 mywinepal  March 13, 2017

Who is Bruce Nicholson? Bruce Nicholson joined Inniskillin Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake as Wine maker on January 1, 2007, after working for 20 years in the Okanagan where he was the first wine maker, and then became the Senior Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate in British Columbia. Half of Bruce’s awards in 2012 were for ice wine.  Does he want to be…