CCOVI seminars let you taste and learn at the Niagara Wine Festival

Sample VQA wine and nibble on Canadian cheese as Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) teams up with VINES magazine and the Dairy Farmers of Canada for wine and cheese seminars during the Niagara Wine Festival.Each seminar will feature tastings of two Niagara VQA wines. Dairy Farmers of Canada will supply cheese plates paired with each wine and cheese expert Deborah Levy will provide tasting notes.The interactive 50-minute seminars will be co-hosted by Christopher Waters, editor of VINES magazine, wine writer for the St. Catharines Standard and Niagara Falls Review and Continuing Education instructor at CCOVI, as well as by Barb Tatarnic, co-ordinator, Continuing Education and director, Canadian Wine Library.During the sessions, winemakers will share the stories behind their wines and their approach to winemaking. Many seminars will feature alumni winemakers of the Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) program.Just last month, Brock and CCOVI celebrated in style the 10th anniversary of the first graduating class.Wine seminars schedule – weekend oneSaturday, Sept. 182 p.m. – Marc Pistor, Inniskillin Wines3 p.m. – Lydia Tomek, Hernder Estate Wines4 p.m. – Sue-Ann Staff, Sue-Ann Staff Estate WinerySunday, Sept. 19, 20102 p.m. – Rob Power, Creekside Estate Winery3 p.m. – Tom Green, “Fresh”, Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits2Wine seminars schedule – weekend twoSaturday, Sept. 252 p.m. – Steve Trussler, Coyote’s Run Estate Winery3 p.m. – Richie Roberts, Fielding Estate Winery4 p.m. – Colin Ferguson, Cattail Creek Estate WinerySunday, Sept. 26, 20102 p.m. – Ed Madronich, Flat Rock Cellars3 p.m. – Jeff Hundertmark, Marynissen EstatesLocation: Roy T. Adams Bandshell, Montebello Park, Lake Street, St. Catharines, ONCost: one token if you have a glass or two tokens and we’ll give you the glassLinks:• Niagara Wine Festival• VINES magazine• Dairy Farmers of Ontario

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