Wines In Niagara

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In the Cradle of the Daiquiri (and one wild ride to Havana in a ’57 Fairlane)

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HAVANA, Cuba — Hurtling down the rutted roads of Cuba in a lime green 1957 Ford Fairlane in search of the perfect daiquiri seems a little bizarre, if not completely nuts. Continue reading

Roundup of Niagara wine news: Niagara College lifts ‘spirits’, new grape grower chair, a Hip new wine, VQA wines get a cash boost

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A roundup of news from Niagara wine country includes plans for an artisan distillery program being launched at Niagara College, Tragically Hip’s latest wine creation from Stoney Ridge, a new chair elected for the Grape Growers of Ontario and a $2.25 million cash infusion to help boost sales of Ontario’s Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines. Continue reading

Top Canadian wines hit the auction block; plus Niagara wines featured at Vintages release Saturday

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There’s a decent selection of Niagara and B.C. wine gems hidden among the 353 lots of some of the finest and rarest wines on Earth that go under the gavel May 16-24 at the Fine Wine Online Auction. Continue reading

Tear down the borders, let the wine flow! Plus, new releases from B.C.’s JoieFarm, Township 7 and Monte Creek Ranch

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With provincial borders in this country so close to dissolving, with the simple act of bringing alcohol from province to province about to be de-criminalized, it’s time for everyone to bone up on their Canadian wines — ALL Canadian wines. Continue reading

Go Big or Go Home: Big Head wines winning fans at new winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Every so often, seemingly out of the blue, a winery emerges that is so unlike all the others, that it commands your full attention whether you like it or not. Continue reading

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