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Ontario Wineries recommend wine pairings for Trillium Book Award finalists

NIAGARA, ON, June 23 /CNW/ - Ontario wineries have provided seventeen creative wine pairings for this year's Trillium Book Award finalists. Media and special guests were invited to taste and preview this collection on June 22nd, 2010 prior to the announcement of the award winners that will take place on June 24th, 2010. The tasting took place at the new Thompson hotel in Toronto.

Ontario wineries encourage readers to choose local wines to pair with this collection of books while they enjoy the work of local authors. The prestigious Trillium Book Award is the province's leading award for literature and showcases Ontario's great literary talent. Past Trillium winners include Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Timothy Findley and Anne Michaels.

"Wine, like literature, is a cultural experience," said Ed Madronich, Chair of the Wine Council of Ontario and proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars. "Winemakers and authors honor us with their artistic expressions for our personal interpretation and enjoyment".

Madronich, who paired a wine with Cordelia Strube's Lemon, said, "It was very inspiring to suggest a wine pairing in this truly unique way. It's exciting to think that book clubs might be inspired to include these Ontario wine pairings in their discussions".

For the full list of seventeen wines paired with each Trillium Book Award finalist, please visit

The Wine Council of Ontario is a non-profit trade association that represents 72 wineries from Ontario. Ontario has four wine regions - Niagara Peninsula, Pelee Island, Lake Erie North Shore and Prince Edward Country.

SOURCE Wine Council of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Magdalena Kaiser-Smit, Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism, Wine Council of Ontario, 905-684-8070 ext. 228,

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