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Vintages highlights Saturday: Bachelder Burgundy, Redstone, Hidden Bench, Rosehall Run; plus new Stoney Ridge wines reviewed

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Saturday’s Vintages release of Ontario wines features a couple of Bench Rieslings, a nice Pinot from Prince Edward County and stellar Burgundian red from Niagara-based, multi-regional winemaker Thomas Bachelder. Continue reading

UPDATED: Prince Edward County vineyards hit hard by brutal frost, Niagara assessing damage, Lake Erie North Shore spared wide-spread damage

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A brutal frost episode on Friday night and into Saturday morning has left grape growers in Prince Edward County (photo above from Ken Burford) assessing wide-spread damage to primary buds and growers in Niagara waiting to do a detailed account in the vineyard after pulling all-nighters running wind machines, building fires and using helicopters — anything to raise the temperature a couple of degrees from disaster. Continue reading

A family affair at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s PondView winery

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It’s always been a family affair at the Niagara-on-the-Lake winery PondView. Continue reading

A night at The Local: Pairing Harry McWatters’ wines to delicious cuisine

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SUMMERLAND, B.C. — There is no questioning Harry McWatters’ contributions to the B.C. and Canadian wine industries. The man is a legend. Continue reading

A potpourri of reviews: Pearl Morissette, Calamus, Fielding, Pommies Cider, Vineland Estate, Southbrook, G. Marquis

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We’ve got a real potpourri of wines and Ontario craft cider to offer up from various travels in Niagara and samples sent this way for consideration.
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