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what does VQA mean for wine

“VQA.” What’s in it for me?

You are in the LCBO or a winery retail outlet poring over the bottles of wine from Ontario in search of the perfect pick. The bottles are littered with words: winery names, places, fancy descriptions, and over and over again three little letters keep appearing: V. Q. A. With so many bottles wearing the same three letters, there must be some significance to this. When it comes to “VQA,” you may find yourself asking, “what’s in it for me?”

History of Wine in Niagara Falls

A Brief History of Ontarian Wine

There is no better time to celebrate the wine industry in Canada than on Canada Day! Canada produces wine in four provinces: Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Québec. For our purposes, let’s focus in on the wine producing region of Niagara, Ontario. Not only is it the biggest wine producing region in Canada, it is home to Niagara Vintage Wine Tours—one of the world’s great wine tour experiences!

wine tour on mother's day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Tour of Niagara Wine Country

On Mother’s Day, everyone wants to let their mom know just how much she is loved and appreciated. But finding the right way to express your thanks for all she’s done for you can be a challenge. This Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of time spent together while enjoying a tour of Niagara’s wine country that is classy, educational, and fun. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours has many unique and exciting experiences to offer.

pairing wine with eggs

How to Pair Wine with Easter Eggs

Easter is upon us again. It is a time of year that is associated with rebirth and the coming of spring, not to mention one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. Like any holiday, families that celebrate will gather to partake in traditions, and some of these traditions will doubtless centre around special foods to be enjoyed. An Easter favourite in many parts of the world is hardboiled eggs. Have you ever wondered how to pair wine with a food as innocuous as an egg?
White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers

White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers

It is common for wine lovers to change the style of wine they drink with the change in seasons. At this time of year when spring is changing into summer, consumers will often lose interest in red wines and switch to drinking white wines.

Tip to book the Best Wine Tours

Thinking about visiting Niagara’s wine country? Not sure what to expect from your wine tour? Wine tours can often seem overwhelming, especially for the novice or first timer not familiar with myriad of wineries, and what they are recognized for.
how oak barrels influence wine

To Oak or Not to Oak? How oak barrels influence wine

Any visit to Niagara’s wine country isn’t complete without a tour of a working barrel cellar. The barrel cellar is one of the most famed aspects of winemaking. Perhaps more than any other part of the winemaking process, it is the time that wine spends in barrels that creates the most interest and intrigue. Thirsty wine enthusiasts love to explore these cool and dimly lit rooms, which are often underground to take advantage of natural temperature control. Row after row of beautiful, handcrafted barrels can be the perfect place to pose for photos or even to pop the question!
wine cork vs screw caps

On Corks and Screw Caps

As someone who has studied wine as a career, I freely confess that there is confusion and misinformation out there regarding the differences between a bottle of wine that is closed with a cork versus a screw cap. I have read texts and spoken to winemakers and tasting room hosts who offer outright conflicting information.
red wine for white wine drinkers

Red Wines for White Wine Drinkers

I freely confess that I am a white wine drinker. Given the choice between a white wine and a red wine, I am going to pick the white every time. I enjoy whites because I like to feel refreshed when I drink. I enjoy the generally lighter body, refreshing acid, and clean texture of white wines.

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