Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

September 26, 2021
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Ice, ice, baby

Ice wine is Canada’s claim to fame. No, we didn’t invent the stuff, a German lad did who brought the 18th-century dessert wine to BC in the 1970s, but we did perfect it and add that Canadian je ne sais quoi that’s made us the world’s largest producer today. Ontario’s Niagara region is responsible for 75 percent of that so its 18th Icewine Fest, January 11 to 27 is the place to get (re)acquainted with the tonic and a few of the 30-plus wineries that make it. A $40 Discovery Pass will get you into eight wineries over the fest’s three weekends for tastings of both the food and drink variety. Individual visits to the vineyards cost $10. The fest also includes wine and cheese seminars ($20) and a fancy-shmancy Ice Queen’s Ball ($175). (905) 688-0212;

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