It has become somewhat of a routine: detour off the QEW at the Fruitland Road exit, wind around the twisty roads of East Hamilton and duck into the industrial park where Chris Haworth (and often others) are crushing apples, pumping juice, topping up oak barrels or otherwise concocting the next batch of something very special from the orchards of Ontario. Continue reading
Note: The following grape vintage report for California is reprinted here from a release provided by the California Wine institute.
SAN FRANCISCO — California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage, despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked south Napa in late August just as crush was getting underway, according to the California Wine Institute. Continue reading
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
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
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