Ontario Wine Chats

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

Upcoming Agenda

Only chats marked “Confirmed” are locked in for those dates:

May 6th, 2015 (TENTATIVE):
May 13th, 2015 (TENTATIVE):

Future Agenda Topics

  • Pairing Wine & Music
  • How is wine made?
  • Organic VS Chemical Viticulture
  • Bizarre food and wine pairings that work
  • First Ontario wines you tried versus what you drink now
  • Starting a wine cellar – what Ontario wines would you pick?
  • Does the government pamper the industry too much?
  • New Winemaking Techniques
  • Winter or summer festivals? Which do you prefer and why?
  • What winery’s wines do you wish the LCBO stocked?
  • Sub-Appelations: Do they Really Matter?

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 29th,2015: What do you do if people say they hate Ontario wine?
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April 22, 2015: Starting a wine cellar – what Ontario wines would you choose?
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April 15th, 2015: Rosé Wines
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April 8, 2015: “What’s your price range for Ontario wines?”
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April 1, 2015: Spring, & lighter wine/food pairings, including your Easter dinner plans.
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March 25, 2015:’Ontario Wine – Then and Now’. A fun look at our collective wine history.
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March 18, 2014: Ch-cha-changes in Market Access in Ontario. What should & will change?
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March 11th, 2015: Ontario’s Women of Wine #IWD2015
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March 4th, 2015: Your Favourite Memories & Topics in #ONWineChat (#100). Prizes too!
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Feb 25, 2014: Celebrity Wines: Who Makes Them and Are They Any Good?
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Feb 18, 2015: Cuvée 2015 Event (#98)
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Feb 11, 2015: Slow Food & Wine with @whitbyfoodie & @whitbywino(#97)
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Feb 4, 2015: Combatting the Cold: Comfort Food & Wine Pairing (#96)
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Jan 28, 2015: Winter Wine Country Getaways (#95)
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Jan 21st, 2015: Making Your Own Wine with ON Grapes (#94)
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Jan 14th, 2015: VQA Promote the Promoters Awards – 5W’s
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Jan 7th, 2015: All About Icewine (#92): The festival, the harvest, your favourites, etc
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Dec 17, 2014: Holiday Season Special – gifts of wine, wine gifts, Christmas and New Year’s wines, etc.
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Dec 10, 2014: Harvest 2014 – how did vineyards fare across the province?
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December 3, 2014: BCWineChat ONWineChat Moderator Swap. Join Sandra Oldfield from #BCWineChat to talk about Pinot Noir!
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November 26, 2014: ‘Straight Up’ Movie Review & Chat with Producers
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November 19, 2014: Aging Wine Gracefully with Tyler Philp
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November 12, 2014: Natural Wines – Good or Bad?
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November 5, 2014: Fortified Ontario Wines – Who Makes Them & What Goes Into Them?
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October 29, 2014: Zombie Apocalypse Wines – Ontario Wines to Try Before You Die
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Oct 22, 2014: Cancelled

Oct 15, 2014: What Content Do Consumers Expect To See on a Winery Website?
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Oct 8, 2014: Thanksgiving Wines
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Oct 1, 2014: Favourite ON Wine Summer Memory
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Sept 24th, 2014: Spotlight Toronto’s #30DaysONwine – New Generations
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Sept 17th, 2014: Wine Books, Fiction & Non-Fiction
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Sept 10th, 2014: Balancing wine with the rest of your life
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Wed Sept 3, 2014: Shores of Erie International Wine Festival Sept 4-7th
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Wed Aug 27th, 2014: Climate/Viticulture/Pests/Challenges, plus some discussion on Napa earthquake

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Wed Aug 20th, 2014: Ontario winery animals & mascots: share your favourite stories!

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July 9th, 2014: Cool Chardonnay July 18-20th

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July 2nd, 2014: Summer Wine Events in Ontario (Chat #71)
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June 25th, 2014: Celebrate Canadian Wine Day (June 28th) & Canada Day (July 1st)
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June 18th, 2014:Pairing Local Food with ON Wine
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June 11th, 2014: Tweet an ON winery picture
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June 4th, 2014: Who’s New in ON Wine Industry?
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May 28th, 2014: New PairsPerfectly Campaign for Private Wine Shops in ON
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May 21st, 2014: Chardonnay Day is May 22nd! Let’s talk about i4c2014 & Chard!
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May 14th, 2014: May 2-4 Weekend! What wines will you be opening?
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May 7th, 2014: Hiring/Labour issues in ON wine industry
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April 30th, 2014: Are Wine Competitions Worth it for Wineries? Do Medals Matter to Consumers?
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April 23rd, 2014: Ask a Winemaker with @PECWinemaker & @Lighthallvyard
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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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