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January 5, 2019

Hi Natalie,

Every time I drink icewine, I ask myself, "Why don't I drink more icewine?"

I seem to forget about it until the holidays ... but it is such a glorious nectar, and one of the few upsides to -8 degrees Celsius, the temperature at which grapes are picked.

While chocolate-covered almonds are too rich a pairing in my opinion, I love a fruit flan or cobbler with icewine.

When was the last time you had icewine?

There are icewines, and other treats, among my picks for you this weekend:

BC Stores (stock), Alberta, LCBO (stock), SAQ (stock), NB, NS, Canada.

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Stay warm!



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The Social: Canada’s Golden Winter Elixir

Icewine: Canada’s golden winter elixir … that’s the hot topic of our segment above on CTV’s The Social.

What is icewine and how is it different from other sweet wines? Why is Canada the world leader in producing it?

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Gary Pickering, professor of wine science Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute in Niagara, invented the supertasting kit:

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