Wines In Niagara

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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)

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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

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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

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