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Niagara’s Most Thrilling Red, White, Sweet and Sparkling Wines of 2013, plus top red and white wines of the year

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It is one of the most frustrating exercises of the year. Poring over reviews from the past 12 months and trying to recall from the hundreds and hundreds of Niagara wines that were tasted which ones left such an indelible impression that they make this arbitrary “best-of” list. Continue reading

Come celebrate the frozen grape with the annual Niagara Icewine Festival in January: What you need to know

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Note: The Niagara Icewine Festival is coming next month. Here’s what you need to know from a news release issued Dec. 16. Continue reading

Grape Growers of Ontario applaud Ontario government’s plan to allow wine sold at farmers’ markets

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Note: The Grape Growers of Ontario issued this press release in regards to the government’s plan to allow VQA wines to be sold at farmers’ markets. Continue reading

Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum: A last-minute guide to Christmas wine/spirits/beer shopping

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With Christmas just a week away, don’t panic, and whatever you do, don’t give into the temptation to get her (or, shame on you, him!) that No! No! Hair removal kit. Be calm, there’s still time to light up their life with some delicious and thoughtful gifts of the liquid kind before you go and ruin all those hairy parts of your body. Continue reading

The vital and important wines of Niagara’s Le Clos Jordanne: Long may you run! (2011s are released)

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It did not shock me when Constellation Brands and Bordeaux’s Groupe Taillan announced this fall that they were parting ways on the Osoyoos Larose project in the Okanagan Valley. Continue reading