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I love the smell of Riesling in the morning! Brock’s Experts Tasting tackles Ontario’s most important grape varieties in a retrospective tasting

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This is the most useless, obvious, ridiculous, innate, shallow, over-stated and silly statement I have ever made (and the bar is already pretty low on that, I’ll admit), but … Continue reading

Cuvée 2014, a celebration of Ontario’s most interesting wines according to the people who make them; top picks and favourites

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Wes Lowrey pours his Pinot Noir at Cuvee.

Cuvée 2014 has come and gone, a gala evening highlighted by Ontario’s top wineries showcasing what they feel is their winemakers’ most prized single wine (or at least what they wanted to present as a fine representation of what they do best). Continue reading

The nose knows: The expressive aromatics of Canadian white wines and what makes them so special

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As an impressionable neophyte weaned on the flowery yet oddly explicit ramblings of one Robert M. Parker the words always leaped out at me: acacia blossoms, candied oranges, botrytis, lychee, rosewater, verbena, quinine, bergamot, herbal tea, metallic shavings, cardamom, Louisiana steamed crawdads (I’m not kidding, it was a1999 Zind Humbrecht Clos Windsbul Gewurztraminer), spicy rosewater, smoky fennel, jellied apricot, almond cookie dough, creamed raspberries and gravel, yes, gravel! Continue reading

Grand tasting format for the Cuvée Gala 2014 in Niagara Falls offers guests the best of Wine Country Ontario

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NOTE: Cuvée, a celebration of Ontario wine and cuisine, is coming up fast. Here’s what you need to know if you plan on taking in the festivities. Information provided by the organizers. Continue reading

It’s an Instagram world, folks … and here’s how it looked through various filters from 12 months of wine and food in Niagara

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Note: This was originally published in Wine Tidings, now called Quench, as a year-ender based on my Instagram feed. I know it’s kind of dated now, but decided to post here anyway.

I’m scanning through my Instagram feed from the year that was in wine, or at least how it was for this one guy. It is a vinous wasteland of too many half-drunk bottles of wine and witty (at least to me) little comments tailored to a Twitter audience of like-minded people. Continue reading

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