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Here’s where we put all the coolest i4C info – stories, menus, features – that help bring our events to life for you!

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Andrew Jefford’s Keynote Address to the 2022 School of Cool

July 22, 2022, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Hello everyone. It’s great to be here with you today, after all that we’ve been through since 2019. Imagine that wine … is music. What sort of music? Doesn’t matter. Whatever you love most. Do we even have to imagine? Wine is … a sort of music. It weaves patterns […]

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Revisiting the School of Cool

So much information packed into one day! If you weren’t able to attend all three sessions of July 23rd’s School of Cool, or if you want to listen again to absorb even more – we’ve got you covered! And here’s another great idea if you weren’t able to taste along with our panels the first […]

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Top 10: Ontario Chardonnay

The province’s star grape by Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com People often ask what is Canada’s most successful wine type. I reply, without hesitation, chardonnay. You might think with a country the size of ours, and distances spanning thousands of kilometres from BC’s Pacific lashed Wine Islands to Nova Scotia’s bracing Atlantic, no one grape could be […]

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Ontario Chardonnay Grabs the Spotlight

by David Lawrason, winealign.com There was big news out of London, England last week when Hidden Bench 2018 Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay from Niagara’s Beamsville Bench took a “Best in Show” award at the massive Decanter (Magazine) World Wine Awards.  Press releases gushed and social media was all a-twitter with worthy praise for Hidden Bench. On […]

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Last call! Unique opportunity closes Monday, July 19 at noon

COOL CHARDONNAY VIRTUAL DINNER CELEBRATION | Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 7pm – 10pm | Ordering closes Monday, July 19 at noon $198 for a gourmet meal for two, ready to prepare, and three bottles of Chardonnay (2 VQA Ontario, 1 International), delivered to your home.* Additional ‘Discovery Trios’ of wines are available for $99. […]

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