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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

Treadwell’s new digs in Niagara-on-the-Lake – the farm-to-table tradition continues

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By Mike Lowe

When it comes to upscale fine dining in Niagara one of the first names that comes to mind is Treadwell. Chef Stephen Treadwell’s reputation for tantalizing the senses with fresh, seasonal ingredients has made him one of the most celebrated and respected chefs in Canada. Continue reading

13th Street winemaker J.P. Colas chases the purest expression from Niagara’s mineral-rich vineyards

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There is no question that Niagara can produce some pretty awesome Chardonnay. The cool climate and mineral-enriched soils provide the perfect ingredients for personable and elegant Chardonnays that can comfortably stand beside some of the finest wines in the world. Continue reading

Lots of Niagara bubbly ready to pop in the Vintages release on Saturday, plus some re-releases

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The Dec. 7 Vintages release is chock full of sparkling delights as the LCBO has New Year’s Eve firmly in its sights. Continue reading

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Ontario’s 2013 grape harvest is in tank and the early reviews are in; it was a wild one!

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The 2013 grape harvest in Ontario, aside from icewine and those really, really late pickers (Stratus comes to mind), is safely in tanks and waiting to be sorted and barreled and whatever else needs to be done to fermented grapes to make great wine. Continue reading