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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

Big wines from Niagara’s Foreign Affair and Wayne Gretzky lead the on-slaught of Christmas releases from Vintages. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

8402076919_2b90d730c8And so it begins. The annual get-em-while-they’re-hot Christmas bonanza wines sweep into Vintages beginning this Saturday. If you snooze you will certainly loose out on the best of the best Christmas-release wines. If past history is correct, come Christmas time, the only wines you’ll find on store shelves are the wines no one wants. Continue reading

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Yep, that’s the Okanagan Valley, all right. Not only pretty, but some mighty fine wines to boot: Summer wines in review

switchback vineyard copyIt is no surprise to me that the Okanagan Valley has been voted the second best wine region to visit amongst 20 worldwide nominees by the USA Today Readers’ Choice 2014 Awards. Continue reading

What would you do with $500,000? If you’re the LCBO you design a new logo because the old one reminded people of wine. Wow. Time to end the monopoly

logologoThis is what gets me mad the most: “We made a conscious decision not to spend a lot of money frivolously on throwing things out that are perfectly good just because it had a different logo on it,” LCBO spokesperson Lisa Murray told Newstalk radio 1010. 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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