Category Archives: Niagara Wine Reviews

Reviews by Rick

Vintages’ Niagara wine release features Chardonnay, just in time for the big i4c celebration of everything Cool Climate Chardonnay

I4c-2012_292A tidy little release of Niagara wines hits the shelves at Vintages Saturday with Chardonnay taking a front-row seat, just in time for the big i4c celebration of all things Chardonnay this weekend. Continue reading

Putting a bad winter behind them, Niagara’s Featherstone focused on some excellent 2013 white wine releases and the new 2012 oaked reds

aFthrstone LE tastebarLike most wineries around Niagara, Featherstone did not escape the wrath of Mother Nature this past cruel winter. Continue reading

PEC adventure, Part II: County dinner at the Old Third, Norm Hardie delight, in search of Gris at Stanners and the awesome wines from Exultet

xdinnerPRINCE EDWARD COUNTY — It’s just nearing dusk on a late spring day deep in the heart of wine country in Prince Edward County. Our motley crew pulls up to the home of Bruno Francois and Jens Korberg for a previously arranged gathering.
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First wine from Niagara’s Redstone Winery released at Vintages, plus other new releases to hit the shelves

good shotThe Saturday release at Vintages featured a wide selection of Niagara wines including the first wine from Moray Tawse’s new Redstone Winery. Continue reading

Mike Weir officially opens winery and gallery in Niagara, wine route diverted through St. Catharines, Ontario’s top sommelier, Inniskillin scoops top trophy at Decanter awards

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It was pretty cool to watch the Mike Weir Winery finally emerge in all its glory on the Beamsville Bench and even cooler to see Mike Weir, the greatest Canadian golfer, officially open his gallery at the site. Continue reading