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A spirited debate with 13th Street winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas on regional identity for Niagara wines, plus upcoming releases reviewed

mainJean-Pierre Colas believes first and foremost in region ahead of sub-appellation and way, way before single-vineyard recognition for wines in Niagara. Continue reading

The vintage that came in from the cold – what to expect from the 2014 polar vortex challenged wines in Ontario

hidden3I stole the headline from Prince Edward County’s Dan Sullivan, but it aptly describes one of the whackiest, most bizarre seasons of grape growing in Ontario’s history. That anyone will be sipping 2014 wines sometime in the very near future is a miracle in itself. Continue reading

Star Niagara winemaker takes over at Township 7 in B.C., plus new releases for JoieFarm, Tinhorn and Haywire

township-7-naramata-bench-1What is Niagara’s loss is B.C.’s gain with the arrival this fall of winemaker Mary McDermott to the Township 7 winery. Continue reading

Part II of mega Christmas release at Vintages features a nice selection of Niagara wines to consider

11294113736_6513730e61Here we go, it’s Part II of the mega Christmas release at Vintages on Saturday and you won’t find a bigger bevy of enticing wines this year with price tags soaring into the hundreds of dollars for one single bottle. Continue reading

It’s not too late to enjoy the Taste the Season at the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake

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The Taste the Season event, hosted by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, is already in full swing but there’s still time to indulge in the sensational pairings offered this year. Continue reading