Wines In Niagara

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Live at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Backhouse — with Chef Ryan Crawford


By Michael Lowe

A few months ago local food lovers were abuzz with joy at the prospect of Chef Ryan Crawford’s return to the mainstream dining scene. But Chef Crawford’s latest venture, Backhouse, is anything but mainstream. Continue reading

Hot Niagara wine picks from Saturday Vintages release, plus a stellar Armagnac and two new Niagara ciders


The   BIG   HUGE   BLOCKBUSTER   Christmas releases at Vintages continue this Saturday with some mighty fine Niagara wines plus a spectacular Armagnac I can highly recommend hitting the shelves. Continue reading

Canadian PGA Tour star David Hearn teams up with Rockway Vineyards in Niagara


Move over Mike Weir, there’s a new kid in town! Fellow Canadian PGA golf star David Hearn has announced he is teaming up Niagara’s Rockway Vineyards to create the David Hearn Foundation specialty wine collection to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada — with a portion of the proceeds going back to the foundation. Continue reading

A trio of B.C. wineries and their wines in review: Singletree, Serendipity and Blue Grouse


The pace of growth in British Columbia’s wine regions is simply staggering with new wineries in new regions popping up at an alarming rate. Continue reading

Summerhill’s new organic sparkling wines from the Okanagan, just in time for the holidays


The first time I tasted a sparkling wine from Summerhill Pyramid Winery it was about eight years ago following a week of judging wines in the Okanagan Valley for the now defunct Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. It was the Cipes Arial 1998 and it blew me away. Never had I tasted an aged vintage sparkling wine like that from a Canadian wine producer. Continue reading

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