Category Archives: Top Stories

Ann Sperling bridges the past with the future at her family’s historic property in Kelowna

mainKELOWNA, B.C. — It is another gorgeous day in the Okanagan Valley, the early summer vines off to a vigorous start as the sun beats down uninterrupted as it is wont to do in this picturesque wine region. Continue reading

Highlights from Part II of big LCBO Ontario wine release, plus new wines from Leaning Post, Cattail Creek and Southbrook

mainIt’s Part II of the LCBO’s big Ontario wine release this Saturday, but a much more modest selection than two weeks ago. Continue reading

Parts V, VI, VII, VIII of #OldNiagara: We explore Cave Spring 1989, Stonechurch 1997, Konzelmann 1991 and Quails’ Gate Optima 1991

collagePicMonkey CollageMy goal is to taste 52 older vintage (20 years or more, with an exception or two along the way) Canadian wines in a year and write about them good or bad for this series called #OldNiagara. Continue reading

Charles Baker’s Picone Vineyard Riesling 2011 leads biggest Ontario wine release of the year at Vintages, plus details on Taste Local event, reviews of top Niagara wines

DSC_3370Oh, boy, get ready for an onslaught of Ontario wines as a multipronged promotion between the LCBO and Wine Country Ontario brings its “Taste Local” event to stores across the province from Sept. 14 to Oct. 11. Continue reading

Donald Triggs looks beyond B.C. to bring his Culmina wines to Ontario; plus new wines from the Okanagan’s Haywire and Tinhorn Creek

mainDonald Triggs and his daughter Sara, above photo, are working on only their second vintage of Culmina wines and have already set their sights well beyond the B.C. border. Continue reading