Ontario Wine Chats

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NOW AT 9PM!
(We’re trying out a new timeslot to see if it works better for most people, so join us 9PM EDT!)

Ontario wine chats (#ONWineChat) happen every Wednesday night at 10PM 9PM EDT on Twitter.

Upcoming Agenda

April 23rd, 2014 (CONFIRMED): Ask a Winemaker with @PECWinemaker & @Lighthallvyard
April 30th, 2014 (CONFIRMED): Are Wine Competitions Worth it for Wineries? Do Medals Matter to Consumers?

 
Chats marked “Confirmed” are locked in for those dates.

Future Agenda Topics

  • East Meets West – Moderator Swap for #ONWineChat #BCWineChat
  • Does the government pamper the industry too much?
  • Organic VS Chemical Viticulture
  • New Winemaking Techniques
  • World Wide Wine Trends & Impact in Ontario
  • Hiring/Labour issues in ON wine industry
  • Sub-Appelations: Do they Really Matter?
  • Climate/Viticulture/Pests/Challenges
  • Pairing Local Food with ON Wine

Not sure what to do to follow #ONWineChat? Use TweetDeck (download or use in your browser) or click on the link for the live chat in the active discussion (above). I’ve also put together a little beginner’s guide to Twitter that covers off using Twitter for chats here: Twitter Guide 

Wine Chat Archives

April 16th, 2014: Is ON Syrah the Next Big Thing?
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April 9th, 2014: Planes, Trains, & Ferries: Should They Serve Canadian Wine? Who Does & Doesn’t?
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April 2nd, 2014: Does ON Wine Industry Need a Revolution? (See http://ontariowinereview.com/newsletter-archives/1451-newsletter-225-talking-about-a-revolution)
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Mar 26th, 2014: Are VQA/LCBO Labs creating a “creeping sameness” in wine?
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Mar 19th, 2014: Unusual Grape Varieties Grown in Ontario (Episode 56)
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Mar 12th, 2014: Tips on Ordering Wines In Restaurants, Corkage, etc.
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Mar 5th, 2014: Tasting Room Fees. Do they have to charge them? Who waives them? Who doesn’t?
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Feb 26th, 2014: Use #ONWine in a sentence
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Feb 19th, 2014: OTBN Open That Bottle Night is Feb 22nd. What Are You Opening?
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Feb 12th, 2014: What is Cuvee?
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Feb 5th, 2014: Valentines Day Wine & Dine
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Jan 29th, 2014: Polar Vertex – Impact of Cold Snap on ON Vines
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Jan 22nd, 2014: Building a Canadian Wine Culture – Joint 2 HOUR #BCWineChat #ONWineChat
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Jan 15th, 2014: Ice Wine & The Niagara Ice Wine Festival (Runs Jan 10-24th)
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Jan 8th, 2014: A look back at #ONWineChat in 2013 & forward to 2014
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December 11th, 2013: Favourite ON wines you tasted this year Click Here

December 4th, 2013: Wine gifts and gifts for wine lovers
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November 27, 2013: Virtual Wineries: Who and What are They?
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November 20, 2013: 101 Reasons to Visit an Ontario Winery
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November 13, 2013: Detecting flaws in wine for the typical consumer
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November 6, 2013 (Confirmed): Everyday, great value ON Wines? What to open on Tuesday night?
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October 30, 2013: The new EU-Canada trade deal and what it means for Ontario wineries
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October 23rd, 2013: Private Members Bill (98) – could this make it legal for Ontarians to order and have shipped out of province wines? Background info here. Here’s how the chat went.
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October 16th, 2013: Wine “Futures” Programs – not just for Bordeaux!
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October 9th, 2013: Wines for Thanksgiving – what do you recommend and why?
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October 2, 2013: Charmat vs Traditional Method vs Other Bubblies
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September 25, 2013: The Great Canadian Wine Challenge!
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September 18, 2013: Hybrids – the good, the bad, & the ugly!
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September 11th, 2013 (Confirmed):  Suresh Doss and Mike Dicaro from Spotlight City on what’s changed in 5 years they have been running “30 Days of Ontario Wine”
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September 4th, 2013:  ON Wine Industry’s Strategic Focus in the Global Marketplace with Prof. Maxim Voronov. Chat references this article: http://www.thesilo.ca/ontario-wine-industrys-strategic-focus-in-the-global-marketplace-with-prof-voronov/#
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August 28th, 2013: Virtual Tasting: Open your favourite ON Rose and tweet about it.
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August 21st, 2013:Fruit wines – the mistreated cousin?Click Here

August 14th, 2013: LCBO – Friend or Foe to ON Wineries?
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August 7th, 2013: Natural, Organic, & Biodynamic wines in ON
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July 31st, 2013: Should wineries be allowed to sell wine at Farmer’s Markets? Click Here

July 24th, 2013: Using Social Media to improve your travel to wine country
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July 17th, 2013: Think You are Too Cool for Chardonnay? i4c2013 is July 19-21
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July 10th, 2013: Climate change and impact on Ontario wine production Click Here

July 3rd, 2013: What’s happened in Ontario in the 1 year since Bill C-311 passed? #FreeMyGrapes Click Here

June 26th, 2013: What’s your favourite Ontario wine event? Let’s talk about festivals, tasting events, and educational conferences! Click Here

June 19th, 2013: Lesser known Ontario Vinifera Varietals (We’ll talk hybrids later).
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June 12th, 2013 : What Ontario wines should be on restaurant wine lists, and why?
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June 5th, 2013: The Riesling Experience June 11&12- Open ON Riesling & talk about what a great climate we have for this varietal!
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May 29th, 2013: “Asking Wineries: How has the use of Social Media changed your marketing/business strategy?”

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May 22nd, 2013: International Chardonnay Day is May 23rd – ON Chardonnay and the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration #i4c2013
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May 15th, 2013: ON Sparkling Wines & Bubblies – Methods, Food Matching, Reccos
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May 8th, 2013: Joining forces with #BCWineChat for 2 hour special, we are discussing “What is Canadian Wine Culture?”.
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May 1st, 2013: Appassimento style wines – Who’s using the process? Why is it popular? Pros & Cons. Not sure what that is? The appassimento process refers to a partial drying of the grape in order to concentrate the flavour and sugars, etc. (what one of my profs would call the “dry extract”). Click Here

April 24th: Taste & Tell – Ontario Cab Franc. Open one up and tell us what you find, how it compares with other CF.
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April 17th, 2013: Should Ontario try to create market success with it’s own Yellowtail? (VIDEO) Watch through to the end as John Castella talks about making wines consumers want…
Live chat with us here Wednesday at 10: Click Here

April 10th, 2013: Screw Caps, Corks, or Synthetic Closures – What’s Best?
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April 3rd, 2013: Market access, #mywineshop, LCBO strike(?), Grape Growers 50% initiative, wine in corner stores & more.
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March 27th, 2013: Wines of the Rest of Ontario: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
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March 20th, 2013: Wines of Niagara Escarpment: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
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March 13th, 2013: “Ask a Winemaker” with Brian Schmidt of Vineland Estates!
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March 6th, 2013: Wines of Lake Erie North Shore: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
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Feb 27th, 2013: Wines of PEC: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
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Feb 20th, 2013: Wineries of Niagara-On-The-Lake: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
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Feb 13th, 2013: Why don’t more people drink Ontario wine? What excuses do you hear? Click Here

Feb 6th, 2013: Should Ontario have a signature varietal(s)? If so what is it (or are they)? Click Here

Have an idea for an upcoming #ONWineChat? Send an email to shawn(at)uncorkontario.com or a tweet to @UncorkOntario!

 

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  5. pudgy says:

    Brian is the guest of honour for March 13th? I’m so there and will be armed with questions!

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