Category Archives: International Wines/Beer

Top wines from Tawse and Le Clos Jordanne lead the Niagara releases at Vintages, plus a whack of international wines are reviewed in this report


It’s a big, juicy wine release at Vintages this Saturday and it features some top Niagara bottlings spread across a variety of styles and price points. Continue reading


The exciting 2011 Vintage Ports; Taylor Fladgate and Croft 2011 in review and how to get your hands on them in Ontario


Can’t remember this much excitement for a Port release since I lined up outside the Dalhousie Vintages stores in Ottawa in 1997 in the middle of February to get my measly allotment of two half bottles of Taylor Fladgate Port 2004. Continue reading


From around the world, a round-up of some great wines for your enjoyment

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Aside from focusing on the wines from Ontario on this website, I do taste a lot of wines from outside the borders of Canada. Continue reading


THE BEAUTIFUL: Exploring the wines, terroir and vineyards from Napa Valley’s historic To Kalon Vineyard


NAPA VALLEY, Calif. — The California sun is just beginning to burn off the morning fog that’s cascading over the Mayacamas Mountains as we make our slow ascent to the To Kalon vineyard’s most prized blocks of vines. Continue reading


The Okanagan Crush Pad a prime example of what happens in a progressive wine industry (Ontario take note)


In so many ways, the wine industry in British Columbia has evolved much more rapidly than in here in Ontario. Continue reading