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Hot Niagara wine picks from Saturday Vintages release, plus a stellar Armagnac and two new Niagara ciders


The   BIG   HUGE   BLOCKBUSTER   Christmas releases at Vintages continue this Saturday with some mighty fine Niagara wines plus a spectacular Armagnac I can highly recommend hitting the shelves. Continue reading

Canadian PGA Tour star David Hearn teams up with Rockway Vineyards in Niagara


Move over Mike Weir, there’s a new kid in town! Fellow Canadian PGA golf star David Hearn has announced he is teaming up Niagara’s Rockway Vineyards to create the David Hearn Foundation specialty wine collection to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada — with a portion of the proceeds going back to the foundation. Continue reading

Between the Lines, Southbrook chosen for official wines at Queen’s Park


Note: From a news release sent to Wines In Niagara from the Grape Growers on Ontario

The Grape Growers of Ontario, with the Honourable Speaker of the Legislature, Dave Levac of Brant County, hosted the 37th Annual Wine Tasting event at Queen’s Park on Tuesday. Continue reading

Lessons for Ontario in B.C. report on revamping appellations/VQA, plus: Do we need another sticker on wine bottles?


While an industry task force in B.C. has introduced sweeping changes to that province’s appellation system — long overdue, by the way — there are some elements to the proposal that Ontario should pay close attention to. Continue reading

15 sub-appellations, new wine regions, proposed by B.C. wine task group


Note: From a news release sent to Wines In Niagara

Vancouver, B.C. — A B.C. wine industry group released its final report Thursday after a seven-month comprehensive consultation on the future of British Columbia’s system of appellations. The B.C. Wine Appellation Task Group — an independent ad-hoc committee of leading representatives of the industry from across British Columbia — has developed a set of 13 recommendations that are being described as a “turning point” in the growth and increasing reputation of premium winemaking in our province. Continue reading

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