Wines In Niagara

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Five years of crushing it at OCP in B.C. — New wine reviews for Haywire, Narrative, Tinhorn Creek and Monte Creek Ranch


The Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, B.C., celebrated its fifth anniversary in September.  It seems like it’s been around for much longer than that. Continue reading

100 points for this Niagara Riesling (and I haven’t even tasted it yet)


One hundred points out of one hundred. That’s my score for Fielding Estate’s Theo Block Riesling 2015. Continue reading

UPDATED with Karl Kaiser comments: Constellation Canadian wine company deal ‘a good thing for the industry,’ says Harry McWatters


It was a decade ago that the shocking news was delivered: On June 1, 2006, Canada’s largest and most successful wine company Vincor was officially sold to the gigantic American company Constellation Brands for $36.50 a share plus a 15% dividend. Continue reading

The man who built Vincor calls sale of Constellation Brands Canada to Canadians ‘very good news’


The shocking announcement today that the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has bought Constellation Brands Canada, the Canadian operation of the drinks giant Constellation Brands, for approximately $1.03 billion, could be good news for the Canadian wine industry. Continue reading

Hey, Blue Jays, up your “champagne” game, plus Vintages Oct. 15 highlights, new Nyarai, Ravine Peach Cider, La Crema and more


Vintages releases a fairly robust lineup of Niagara wines on Oct. 15, just in time to load up for the mighty Blue Jays’ run for the World Series. Continue reading

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