Wines In Niagara

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Kicking craft cider and beer up a notch: Pelham Ciderworks and Shawn & Ed Brewing debuted this weekend

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For lovers of great Ontario craft cider and beer, it was quite a weekend. First the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company welcomed its first visitors to a restored historic curling club in Dundas over a three-day grand opening, then the first cask from a new Niagara craft cider venture was tapped at a little pub and restaurant in Fonthill on Saturday night. Continue reading

Meet Moosimo and a trio of new wines from Foreign Affair; plus Henry of Pelham, Chateau des Charmes and a bunch of Italian wine reviews

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If visiting the Foreign Affair Winery in Vineland any time soon you might notice (how can you not?) a new welcoming icon by the front door.
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Ontario’s Revel Cider goes nuts for one-year anniversary (plus craft cider competition results)

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It doesn’t get any more grassroots or visceral than the craft cider industry in Ontario. The start-ups thrive on the fringes, working their asses off, taking no salary for a year or more, and pressing out one crazy concoction after another. Some work, some don’t, but they keep driving on. Continue reading

Some fine juice from B.C.’s JoieFarm, Haywire and Township 7 wineries

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The past week was a busy one with a bevy of British Columbia wines finding their way to Wines in Niagara for tasting. It’s such a shame that we can’t get 99% of the wines made in the Okanagan (unless you order direct) and other regions of B.C. because there are a lot of really interesting things going on there. Continue reading

A trio of Kacaba Syrahs, plus wine reviews for: Henry of Pelham, Flat Rock, Maverick Distillery, rum and more

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Syrah in Ontario will become a rarity beginning with the 2014 vintage because of the back-to-back brutal winters, so there is much to celebrate with the plentiful 2013s now hitting store shelves. Continue reading

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