AWO News

AWO News is our bi-annual newsletter, keeping you up to date with what’s going on with winemaking in the Province.

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Volume 59 - Fall / Winter 2014

December 10, 2014

In this issue:
  • 2014-2015 Board of Directors
  • 2015 Festival "Through the Looking Glass"
  • Winetalk Guidelines
  • 2014 Annual General Meeting
  • 2014 AWO competition results
  • Home Winemaking Mindmaps flowcharts   by Jim Kibble

Volume 58 - Summer/Fall 2013

December 11, 2013

In this issue:
  • 2013-2014 Board of Directors
  • 2013 Paul Dunseath Award for Outstanding Service
  • 2014 Festival Hamilton
  • The NEW and IMPROVED WINETALK
  • 2013 Annual General Meeting
  • 2013 AWO competition results
  • International Pinot Challenge

Volume 57 - Winter/Spring 2013

February 15, 2013

In this issue:
  • 2012-2013 Board of Directors
  • The President's Message
  • Festival 2013

Volume 56 - Summer/Fall 2012

September 21, 2012

In this issue:
  • 2012 Paul Dunseath Outstanding Service Award – Steve McDonald
  • 2012 AWC Competition
  • 2012 AWO Club Survey Results
  • Geographical aligning the AWO clubs
  • 2012 AGM report
  • 2012 Competition Results
 

Volume 55 - Winter/Spring 2012

February 15, 2012

In this issue:
  • Free wine calculators (downloadable)
  • An interview with Dave Johnson   -by Jennifer Hart

Volume 54 - Summer/Fall 2011

October 1, 2011

In this issue:
  • 2011 Paul Dunseath Outstanding Service Award – John Peters
  • 2011 AWO Competition
  • 2011 AWC Results
  • Review of Festival 2011 – Ottawa – Cottage Country
  • Favourite  Wine Tour - Finger Lakes NY

Volume 53 - Fall/Winter 2009

November 15, 2009

In this issue:
  • 2010 Wine Class Changes
  • AWO New Club Success Formula   -by Steve McDonald
  • Yeast Flatulence - Burnt Rubber, Rotten Cabbage, Onions, Garlic and Other Things You Don't Want to Smell in Your Wine

Volume 52 - Summer 2009

July 1, 2009

In this issue:
  • 2009 Chief Steward’s Report
  • In Nova Scotia Selling Wine Kits Makes You a Bootlegger
  • A Different Approach to Pairing Wine with Food
  • That’s My Kind of Diet
 

Volume 51 - Spring 2009

March 15, 2009

In this issue:
  • 2009 Judging Coordinator Report
  • Proposed Rule Change
  • Smart Serve

Volume 50 - Winter 2009

January 1, 2009

In this issue:
  • 2009 Club Judging Report
  • Book Review – Techniques in Home Winemaking by Daniel Pambianchi
  • Super Bowl Wines
 

Volume 49 - Fall 2008

October 1, 2008

In this issue:
  • AWC 2008 Results
  • Efficiency in the Wine Cellar   -by Don Panagapka
  • Pickering Wine Guild celebrates 30th Anniversary
  • Smoke Gets in Your Wine
  • Palin Wine – Love It or Hate It

Volume 48 - Summer 2008

July 1, 2008

In this issue:
  • 2008 Club Judging Report
  • Blending Wines   -by Don Panagapka
  • Honky Tonk Cabernet
  • Top Chef Meets the Apprentice
 

Volume 47 - Spring 2008

March 1, 2008

In this issue:
  • Individual Success at AWO   -by Don Panagapka
  • Blend in a Box
  • Beer on a Champagne Budget
 

Volume 46 - Winter 2008

January 15, 2008

In this issue:
  • AWO 2008 Class Changes
  • Introduction to South Coast Winemakers Guild
  • Creating a Winning Club   -by Don Panagapka
  • Making Sparkling Wine with Fish Eggs
 

Volume 45 - Fall 2007

September 1, 2007

In this issue:
  • New Winemaking Awards
  • AWC Results
  • Danish Vinskue Winecompetishen Results
  • Wine & Science
 

Volume 44 - Summer 2007

July 1, 2007

In this issue:
  • Review of Festival 2007 – Kitchener  – the Unconventional Convention
  • 2007 Paul Dunseath Outstanding Service Award – Glen Keown
  • Class Changes
  • Favourite Club Meeting
  • Put on Your Scuba Gear & Get Us a Bottle for Dinner
 

Volume 43 - Spring 2007

March 28, 2007

In this issue:
  • 2007 Club Judging Report
  • 2007 AGM
  • Wine & the Animal Kingdom

Volume 42 - Winter 2007

January 15, 2007

In this issue:
  • Survey Results – What You Told Us
  • MAL Club Judging
  • Club Meetings – the Pro-Am

Volume 41 - Fall 2006

September 1, 2006

In this issue:
  • Review of Festival 2006 – Ottawa - Festival del Vino MMVI
  • Notes from the Chief Steward   -by John Peters
  • WJC’s Secret Weapon
  • AWC 2006 Results
  • Little Maniacal Fat Wino
 

Volume 40 - Spring 2006

March 28, 2006

In this issue:
  • Introducing your new Editor – Burton McClelland
 

Volume 39 - 2006 Late Winter Edition

January 15, 2006

In this issue:
  • Definitions   -by Larry Paterson
 

Volume 38 - December 2005

December 1, 2005

In this issue:
  • AWC 2005 Results
  • AWC Part 2   -by John Tummon
  • AWC 2005 Competition   -by Larry Paterson
 

Volume 37 - September 2005

September 1, 2005

In this issue:
  • Review of Festival 2005 – London – Heighten Your Senses
  • Notes from your Chief Steward   -by John Peters
  • Another Professional from AWO
 

Volume 36 - May 2005

May 1, 2005

In this issue:
  • The Thrifty Winemaker   -by Blake Galloway
 

Volume 35 - February 2005

February 1, 2005

In this issue:
  • Thrifty Winemaking at Bulk Barn   -by Blake Galloway
  • Rule Changes for Multiple Entries to AWO
  • The Old Vine   -by Werner Lichtenberger
 

Volume 34 - November 2004

November 1, 2004

In this issue:
  • The Danish Winemaking Scene   -by David Burns
  • The Thrifty Winemaker   -by Blake Galloway
 

Volume 33 - August 2004

August 1, 2004

In this issue:
  • Review of Festival 2004 – Peterborough – Bacchus to the Kawarthas
  • AWC Results
  • Birth of a New Winery   -by Larry Paterson

Volume 32 - Feburary 2004

February 1, 2004

In this issue:
  • AWO Executive Meeting Minutes Jan 18, 2004
  • A tasting of Wines aged in Canadian Oak
 

Volume 31 - November 2003

November 1, 2003

In this issue:
  • Further Thought on AWO Finance   -by Gordon Barnes
 

Volume 30 - August 2003

August 1, 2003

In this issue:
  • Reflections in a Glass of Wine after dinner   -by Sandy Burke
  • 2002 Competition Results
  • The AWO Cash Crunch
 

Volume 29 - May 2003

May 1, 2003

In this issue:
  • Festival 2003 – Oakville – A Different Experience  (no festival, just AGM)
 

Volume 28 - February 2003

February 1, 2003

In this issue:
  • Motions concerning the Mead Competition Class   -by Central Wine Guild
  • Free Ingredients for Urban Winemakers    -by “the Frugal Winemaker” Blake Galloway
  • Measurement & Control of Acid   -by Paul Dunseath  (Reprint of 1998 article)
 

Volume 27 - November 2002

November 1, 2002

In this issue:
  • Bulgarian Reds   -by “the Frugal Winemaker” Blake Galloway
  • How to Make your Festival Work for Less Work   -by Paul Dunseath
  • You could Become the New Chief Stewart   -by Steve Gunning
 

Volume 26 - September 2002

September 1, 2002

In this issue:
  • Lady Bird Beetles – Friend or Foe   -by Terry Rayner
  • Review of Festival 2002 – Hamilton – Grape Expectations
  • 2002 Competition Report
 

Volume 25 - May 2002

May 1, 2002

In this issue:
  • An Alternative Approach to Fortifying Wine   -by Roy Ellis
  • Time – the Unseen Factor   -by Paul Dunseath

Volume 24 - February 2002

February 1, 2002

In this issue:
  • Another approach to Making Port   -by “the Frugal Winemaker” Blake Galloway
  • Balance, Body & Taste   -by Paul Dunseath
  • Apple Cider   -by “the Frugal Winemaker” Blake Galloway
 

Volume 23 - November 2001

November 1, 2001

In this issue:
  • Pickering Wine Guild Club Project   -by Dan Sullivan
  • We Can’t Make Vintage Port, But We Can Come Close   -by Don Panagapka
  • Rose   -by Don Panagapka
  • Distillation   -by Paul Dunseath
 

Volume 22 - August 2001

August 1, 2001

In this issue:
  • Diary of a Winemaker   -by Don Panagapka
  • Using AR-2000   -by Terry Rayner
  • Elderberry Wine   -by Diane Hall
  • Use of Plastic Film   -by John Starr
  • When does Wine Freeze   -by Tom Howard
  • The History of the Judges Commission
  • Some Port Trivia
 

Volume 21 - May 2001

May 1, 2001

In this issue:
  • 3 Guys Pinot Noir Tasting   -by Tom Ostler
  • Measuring Alcohol & Residual Solids in Wine   -by Werner Roesener
  • The Story of Sherry   -by Paul Dunseath
  • Dandelion Wine
  • Competition Class Changes   -by Gordon Barnes
  • Mead Recipe
 

Volume 20 - March 2001

March 1, 2001

In this issue:
  • The Story of Port   -by Paul Dunseath
  • WineTalk:  Make Sparkling Wine using Dialysis Tubing   -by Tino Montopoli
 

Volume 19 - December 2000

December 1, 2000

In this issue:
  • H2S in Wine   -by Dan Sullivan
  • Liqueurs   -by Paul Dunseath
 

Volume 18 - August 2000

August 1, 2000

In this issue:
  • 2000 Outstanding Service Award – Gordon Barnes
  • A Canadian Source of Barrels
  • Sulphur in Winemaking   -by Paul Dunseath
  • Report from AWC   -by Gordon Barnes
  • Review of Festival 2000 – Ottawa - Y2K

Volume 17 - May 2000

May 1, 2000

In this issue:
  • “Techniques in Home Winemaking” book review   -by Gordon Barnes
  • Clarifying your Wine   -by Paul Dunseath
  • AGM Motions

Volume 16 - March 2000

March 1, 2000

In this issue:
  • The Ellicellar Elderberry Wine   -by Roy Ellis
  • Pauper’s Port   -by Sandy Burke
  • Clarification of Competition Rules
 

Volume 15 - Winter 2000

August 15, 1999

In this issue:
  • Thoughts on Elderberries   -by Gordon Barnes
  • Take Time for Tannin   -by Paul Dunseath
  • Holiday Recipe:  Terrine with Pistachio & Cranberry   -by Don West
  • Holiday Recipe:  Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes   -by Marie Droste

Volume 14 - August 1999

August 1, 1999

In this issue:
  • The Lab Approach – Line Blending   -by Gordon Barnes
  • 1999 Competition Results
  • Blending for Results   -by Tom Ostler
 

Volume 13 - May 1999

May 25, 1999

In this issue:
  • A Wine Tasting in Peterborough   -by Larry Paterson
  • How Wine is Produced Commercially   -by Paul Dunseath  (continued)
  • Suggestions for Class Description Changes   -by Gordon Barnes

Volume 11 - May 1999

May 15, 1999

In this issue:
  • The Wines of 1998   -by Gordon Barnes
  • Nutrients & Energizers   -by Paul Dunseath
 

Volume 10 - May 1999

May 1, 1999

In this issue:
  • Review of Festival 1998 – Peterborough
  • 1998 Competition Results
  • How Wine is Produced Commercially   -by Paul Dunseath  (continued)
 

Volume 12 - February 1999

February 1, 1999

In this issue:
  • In Favour of “Tasting as a Club Points Competition”   -by Peter Pigeon
  • Wine Taster of the Year Competition Points: A Contrary View   -by Gordon Barnes
  • How to Taste a Wine   -by Paul Dunseath

Volume 9 - May 1998

May 1, 1998

In this issue:
  • AWO Restructuring part 1   -by Gordon Barnes
  • AWO Restructuring part 2   -by John Harris
  • AWO Restructuring part 3   -by Don Weekes
  • How Wine is Produced Commercially   -by Paul Dunseath
 

Volume 8 - February 1998

February 1, 1998

In this issue:
  • AWO restructuring
  • Introducing the AWO website
  • Know your Limit   -by Don Eastman
  • Measurement & Control of Acid   -by Paul Dunseath
 

Volume 7 - November 1997

November 1, 1997

In this issue:
  • Shipping Competition Wine   -by Charles Plant
  • Suggestions for hosting a successful AWO Festival
  • How to reduce Oxidase in an Oxidized Wine   -by Roy Ellis
  • Essex County Wine Trail , The other Wine Route   -by Paul Dunseath
  • Proposed Changes to the AWO
 

Volume 6 - September 1997

September 1, 1997

In this issue:
  • Review of Festival 1997 Toronto - VQA
  • Former Amateurs in the News
  • The Making of a Judge   -by Paul Dunseath
  • The Master Judges programme   -by Peter Pigeon
  • 1997 Competition Results
  • 1997 AWC Results
 

Volume 5 - May 1997

May 1, 1997

In this issue:
  • Peterborough County Vineyards   -by Larry Paterson
  • Article about Fred Passmore
  • Future of AWO Questionaire Results   -by Don Eastman
  • Notes on AWO Futures   -by Gordon Barnes
  • Making Wines from Concentrates   -by Paul Dunseath
  • Change in Rules for Multiple Entries   -by Peter Pigeon
 

Volume 4 - March 1997

March 1, 1997

In this issue:
  • The Key to the Key - the origin of the AWC “key” logo   -by Paul Dunseath
  • The Medal concept (meaning of Gold, Silver & Bronze medal awards in competition)
  • AWO Review   -by Gordon Barnes
 

Volume 3 - December 1996

December 1, 1996

In this issue:
  • Whither (or Wither) AWO - The future of the AWO   -by Don Eastman
 

Volume 2 - September 1996

September 15, 1996

In this issue:
  • “Wine Label” software program review
  • 1996 Competition
  • 1996 AWC Results
  • The Story of Cider   -by Paul Dunseath
 

Volume 1 - September 1996

September 1, 1996

In this issue:
  • “In the Beginning”  A History of Wine   -by Paul Dunseath
  • 1996 Competition
  • Behind the scenes at an official AWO judging