Wines In Niagara

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Gearing up for the B.C. Wine Awards; reviews for Haywire, Fort Berens, Township 7


Have to tell you, I am extremely excited and honoured to be one of 10 judges for the 2016 British Columbia Wine Awards run by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society in September. Continue reading

Barefoot in Vermont: A Tastecamp diary of deliciousness


One of the lasting visuals (among many) from a boozy sweep through Vermont recently was the sight of brothers Chris and Jon Piana holding court in the chilly, cement floor barrel cellar of their new Fable Farm cidery (or fermentory, as they call it), both barefoot and fancy free; plaid was in ample supply, ball caps a prerequisite. Continue reading

The Big Wine Post: New reviews for David Hearn, Vineland Estates, Kacaba, Henry of Pelham, Chateau des Charmes, Niagara Vintages releases and much more

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Spring has fully sprung in Ontario at long last and the buds on the grape vines are bursting into full leaf. It is a glorious time to get out there and taste the bounty of what Ontario farmers have to offer. Continue reading

In the Cradle of the Daiquiri (and one wild ride to Havana in a ’57 Fairlane)


HAVANA, Cuba — Hurtling down the rutted roads of Cuba in a lime green 1957 Ford Fairlane in search of the perfect daiquiri seems a little bizarre, if not completely nuts. Continue reading

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


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

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