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Wine Country Ontario reminds consumers it's time for Icewine

NIAGARA, ON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Every year, for the month of January, Wine Country Ontario celebrates one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. Niagara's annual Icewine Festival, unique in the wine world, is a time when consumers have the best opportunities to discover and enjoy the delicious and luscious sensations of Icewine while taking part in unforgettable Icewine-inspired experiences.

While Icewine can and should be enjoyed any time of the year, January is a special time when the Niagara region turns into a wintry wonderland, a magical place like no other. Wine enthusiasts, cocktail fans, foodies and music lovers alike can choose from a collection of Icewine related events reflecting the authentic and local flavours of Ontario.

Events will be hosted throughout the Niagara region and at the outdoor street festivals in the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jordan Village where visitors can warm up to cozy open fires, admire sparkling ice sculptures and enjoy live entertainment. Activities include an annual Icewine Gala, casual and formal culinary experiences, food and cocktail competitions, an outdoor concert and action-packed winemaker challenges. Guests can also purchase a Discovery Pass, where visitors can choose from over 30 incredible wine and culinary experiences along the Wine Route. And while Icewine is the focus of this annual celebration, visitors also have the opportunity to taste festive sparkling wines and sensational VQA red and white wines.

For full details on all Icewine Festival events download the following press releases and event summaries: Niagara Icewine Festival Release, Niagara Icewine Festival Brochure, Niagara-on-the-lake Icewine Festival Release, Niagara-on-the-lake Icewine Festival Icewine Brochure, and Twenty Valley Winter Winefest Release.

You can also go to www.niagaraicewinefestival.com, www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com, www.niagaraonthelake.com, www.twentyvalley.ca and www.winecountryontario.ca .

For information on Icewine facts visit the Wine Country Ontario media centre for the Story on Icewine www.winecountryontario.ca/media-centre/about-icewine.

Quotes

"There is no doubt that the Icewine Festival is one of Wine Country Ontario's signature celebrations. A visit to Niagara during this magical time is something that is not only unique to Ontario but is quintessentially Canadian"

Ed Madronich, proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars and Chair of the Wine Council of Ontario "for Wine Country Ontario"

SOURCE Wine Country Ontario

Video with caption: "Video: Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Video 2012". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111209_C4857_VIDEO_EN_7916.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7916.jpg&clientName=Wine%20Country%20Ontario&caption=Video%3A%20Niagara%2Don%2Dthe%2DLake%20Icewine%20Festival%20Video%202012&title=Niagara%2Don%2Dthe%2DLake%20Icewine%20Festival%20Video%202012

Video with caption: "Video:Niagara Icewine Festival - Jan 2012 ". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111209_C4857_VIDEO_EN_7917.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7917.jpg&clientName=Wine%20Country%20Ontario&caption=Video%3ANiagara%20Icewine%20Festival%20%2D%20Jan%202012%20&title=Niagara%20Icewine%20Festival%20%2D%20Jan%202012

Image with caption: "Icewine Gala Culinary Experience. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7919.jpg

Image with caption: "Icewine Luge at the Icewine Gala. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7920.jpg

Image with caption: "Niagara on the Lake Icewine Cocktail Competition. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7921.jpg

Image with caption: "Niagara-on-the-Lake Street Festival at night. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7922.jpg

Image with caption: "Sue-Ann Staff Barrel Rolling Competition in Twenty Valley. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7923.jpg

Image with caption: "Twenty Valley Winter Winefest Culinary Delights. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7924.jpg

Image with caption: "Twenty Valley Winter Winefest Street Festival. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7925.jpg

Image with caption: "Frozen Icewine grapes ready for picking. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7918.jpg

Image with caption: "White and red Icewine Glasses in Vineyard. (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111209_C4857_PHOTO_EN_7926.jpg

PDF with caption: "Niagara Icewine Festival Release". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/09/20111209_C4857_DOC_EN_7943.pdf

PDF with caption: "Twenty Valley Winter Winefest Release". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/09/20111209_C4857_DOC_EN_7945.pdf

PDF with caption: "Niagara-on-the-lake Icewine Festival Icewine Brochure". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/09/20111209_C4857_DOC_EN_7946.pdf

PDF with caption: "Niagara-on-the-lake Icewine Festival Release". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/09/20111209_C4857_DOC_EN_7947.pdf

PDF with caption: "Niagara Icewine Festival Brochure". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/09/20111209_C4857_DOC_EN_8056.pdf




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