Wines In Niagara

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Happy 25th anniversary Trius Red, plus reviews for Peller wines, Chateau des Charmes, Henry of Pelham, Flat Rock and a whole bunch of bubbles

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The family of wines under the Andrew Peller Limited umbrella — Trius, Andrew Peller, Thirty Bench Winery and Wayne Gretzky (in Ontario, with other brands in the Okanagan Valley) — makes a wide range of vino from entry level to ultra premium across a wide spectrum of styles, varieties and blends. Continue reading

It’s a question as old as time: Is bigger better (we’re talking wine, of course, Ontario wine)? We have answers

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Big. It means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some swear by it, others loathe it. So, it begs that age-old question: Is bigger really better? Continue reading

Lol. Vintages delivers the Canada Day wine release it forgot to on Canada Day. No biggie

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Sorry, LCBO, but I don’t get you. Such a lame-o release on the birthday of our great country July 1, with paltry few Canadian wines released to celebrate our big day, and presumably a few folks out there looking to party with local wines, and then suddenly in the middle of September, you drop the big one. Continue reading

The 2014 Black Hills Nota Bene is a stunner; plus wine reviews for B.C.’s Tinhorn Creek, JoieFarm, Singletree and Blue Grouse

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The first vintage of Black Hills Nota Bene, now a benchmark Okanagan red, was in 1999. It was produced and sold out of a Quonset Hut on Black Sage Road with the first bottle purchased in 2001. Continue reading

On the eve of harvest in Niagara, some wine recommendations from the long weekend Vintages releases

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By the time you read this, grape pickers and mechanical harvesters will be circling the vineyards in Niagara for the first pick of what will be Vintage 2016. Continue reading

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