Ontario wine chats (#ONWineChat) happen every Wednesday night at 10PM EST on Twitter.
Upcoming AgendaChats marked “Confirmed” are locked in for those dates.
May 29th (Tentative): ”Asking Wineries: How has the use of Social Media changed your marketing/business strategy?”
June 5th (Tentative): The Riesling Experience June 11&12- Open ON Riesling & talk about what a great climate we have for this varietal
June 12th (Tentative): What Ontario Wines Would Make a Wine List in Your Restaurant, and Why?
Future Agenda Topics
- Fruit wines – the mistreated cousin?
- Climate change and impact on Ontario wine production
- Charmat vs Traditional Method Bubblies
- How to Grow Canadian Wine Industry? Joint Chat with BCWineChat?
- LCBO: Friend or Foe?
- Natural, Organic, or Biodynamic wines
- Should wineries be allowed to sell wine at Farmer’s Markets?
- How to use social media to improve your travel to wine country.
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 below.. Here’s two little guides for hashtags and how to follow a chat:
Wine Chat Archives
May 15th, 2013: ON Sparkling Wines & Bubblies – Methods, Food Matching, Reccos
May 8th, 2013: Joining forces with #BCWineChat for 2 hour special, we are discussing “What is Canadian Wine Culture?”.
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.
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?
April 3rd, 2013: Market access, #mywineshop, LCBO strike(?), Grape Growers 50% initiative, wine in corner stores & more.
March 27th, 2013: Wines of the Rest of Ontario: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
March 20th, 2013: Wines of Niagara Escarpment: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
March 13th, 2013: “Ask a Winemaker” with Brian Schmidt of Vineland Estates!
March 6th, 2013: Wines of Lake Erie North Shore: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
Feb 27th, 2013: Wines of PEC: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
Feb 20th, 2013: Wineries of Niagara-On-The-Lake: Who & what do you love, hidden gems, micro-climates, terroir, and more!
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!