Tag: ONWine

Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Enjoying Ontario’s Thirty Bench Wine Makers’ Rieslings and MorePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 18, 2023

In the summer of 2017 I attended the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4c) in the Niagara region.  A celebration of Chardonnay and Ontario wines in particular (other Canadian wineries were in attendance).  After attending i4c, I visited a few wineries in the Niagara region.  One of the wineries I visited, and wines I tasted at i4c, was Thirty Bench…

Lots of concrete tanks at Big Head Wines

Wandering in the Niagara Wine Region

 mywinepal  September 13, 2023

You may be wondering what happened to me as i typically post 3-4 wine articles a week.  I am in the Niagara region in southern Ontario to celebrate my birthday and to visit some wineries and taste their wines.  I have copious notes on the wines and probably tasted over 60 wines covering eight different wineries.  It will take me…

Ontario Niagara Peninsula wine quiz

Are You an Ontario Wine Lover? Take this Quiz!

 mywinepal  May 20, 2023

Ontario has a long history of wine-making in Canada.  Here in BC we get some Ontario wines, but could get more.  In two previous quizzes, I posted questions about BC’s wine regions.  In this post, I thought we should find out how much Canadians know about the Ontario wine region.  I picked the most well-known wine region of Ontario, the…

Chinese New Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

Get Ready to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2023 – Year of the Water Rabbit

 mywinepal  January 2, 2023

Chinese New Year 2023 is celebrated on January 22, 2023, with this year being the Year of the Water Rabbit. The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture, and 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. According to Chinese astrology, Rabbits are predicted to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert…

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…

Traynor VIneyard Birdie wine

Birdie from Traynor Vineyard and grapecrush.wine in Ontario

 Anita Dorion  November 23, 2022

It’s been a hot minute since I posted about an Ontario wine – so here I am, posting a very unique one for my comeback! This wine was a collaboration between Traynor Vineyard and @grapecrush.wine (Instagram) and it’s name is Birdie, the beautiful label created by artist, @jennkitagawa (Instagram). Now I already said this was a unique wine but what…

Wine Align 2022 Awards

Canadian WineAlign Awards for 2022

 mywinepal  July 29, 2022

We all like to receive awards.  Knowing that we are good, or the best at something.  Fastest runner at the 100-yard dash, smartest in math, etc. when we are in school.  Then industry awards when we go to work.  There are many wine awards around the world, but for Canadian wineries, being recognized by a local agency, like WineAlign, means…

Rosewood Estate Winery Praxis Cabernet Franc 2017

Rosewood Estate Winery Praxis Cabernet Franc 2017

 Anita Dorion  February 15, 2022

Rosewood Estate Winery Praxis Cabernet Franc 2017 (ON $40 at the winery) It’s been a hot minute since I featured a local wine, so today I’m sharing a local Ontario Cab Franc: Rosewood Estate Winery Praxis Cabernet Franc 2017. This was a beauty. Aromas of blackberries, brambleberries, blackcurrant leaf, eucalyptus, graphite and tobacco mingled with notes of walking through a…

BC and Ontario red and white wines

Canadian Wine Trends 2021: Ontario and BC Wine Region Interest

 mywinepal  January 23, 2022

This is my final article on Canadian Wine Trends 2021, where I will cover Canadian interest in Ontario and BC wines.  Not that this is a competition between these two provinces.  I am curious to see how much interest there is in Canadian wine and if there are any preferences by province.  Again to try to figure this out, I…

Windrush Estate's Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

Windrush Estate Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

 Anita Dorion  January 20, 2022

Windrush Estate Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 (ON$ 34.95 from the winery direct) I have a local Pinot to share with you today – and I think most of you already know how enamored I am by Ontario Pinot, and this one is no exception.  Enter Windrush Estate‘s Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2018. Made with grapes grown in Niagara, this…