Tag: Donald Ziraldo

Donald Ziraldo’s New Icewine

Donald Ziraldo has put his name on the labels of the new 2008 vintage icewine product line from Equifera Estate. The man who popularized icewine in Canada poured a Riesling and Vidal version of the wines to journalists and guests at a launch party on January 30 at Toronto’s Rosewater Supper Club.

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Wine Tasting Challenge

Phil Sabatino is making a serious point. But then, nothing Sabatino does is by half measure. Whether it’s the legendary wine list (6,000 labels – Wine Spectator Grand Award) at his legendary restaurant, Via Allegro, or the Wine Tasting Challenge, which he founded in 2004. The point of the blind tasting contest, he makes clear, was to have the most challenging and best paying sommelier and amateur palate bout.

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Niagara’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

For more than 100 years the research station at Vineland, Ontario has pushed Canadian agriculture forward and studied how to grow delicius and beautiful things in our cool climate. After years of neglect, the centre spun off from the federal government recently and set itself up as a not-for-profit under the leadership of CEO Dr. Jim Brandle and a dynamic board of directors, chaired by Niagara wine pioneer Donald Ziraldo.

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A Video Report On The 2010 Ontario Vintage

This week we grab four Winemakers from all over Ontario and get an up-to-the-moment report on Ontario’s 2010 grape harvest. Will it live up to this unprecedented hype? We ask Donald Ziraldo (Ziraldo Wines), Sue-Ann Staff (Staff Wines/Megalomaniac), J. L. Groux (Stratus), and Caroline Granger (Grange of Prince Edward County) for their take on what promises to be the best vintage ever for Ontario wines… EXCITING!!!

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