Crush: Message in a Bottle is a 78 minute documentary about Niagara winemakers and growers by Toronto filmmaker Maya Gallus is now streaming on TVO platforms. Thomas Bachelder, Shiraz Mottiar and Kelly Mason are featured along with the Saunders family who have been farming in Beamsville (beside Thirty Bench) since the 1960s. They used to grow grapes for Andres Baby Duck. Now they are practicing regenerative farming and providing grapes to Thomas and Southbrook.
A great behind-the-scenes look at winemaking in the challenging 2021 vintage that touches on diversity and inclusion, organic growing and labour practices. Watch it here.
Busting Spirits Industry Jargon
With an ever-growing choice of spirits coming to the market and more and more people choosing to enjoy distilled drinks, there is a growing need for education to help increase consumers’ and staff’s understanding of what they are drinking.
As a first step, here is some common spirits labelling terminology to help decipher the differences between each bottle. Read on.