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Summerhill’s new organic sparkling wines from the Okanagan, just in time for the holidays


The first time I tasted a sparkling wine from Summerhill Pyramid Winery it was about eight years ago following a week of judging wines in the Okanagan Valley for the now defunct Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. It was the Cipes Arial 1998 and it blew me away. Never had I tasted an aged vintage sparkling wine like that from a Canadian wine producer. Continue reading

A potpourri of reviews: Pearl Morissette, Calamus, Fielding, Pommies Cider, Vineland Estate, Southbrook, G. Marquis


We’ve got a real potpourri of wines and Ontario craft cider to offer up from various travels in Niagara and samples sent this way for consideration.
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The best wines in Ontario named at gala event in Niagara-on-the-Lake


The Ontario Wine Awards were handed out last in Niagara-on-the-Lake at a gala event hosted by Tony Aspler and attended by winemakers, industry and wine writers. Continue reading

Good things grow in Ontario: Inside the new digs of cider producer West Avenue Cider


Deep inside the industrial labyrinth of East Hamilton, on the outer edges of Stoney Creek, a beautiful thing is fermenting inside a spacious warehouse now occupied by West Avenue Cider. Continue reading

Dreaming of Verona in Niagara: Pillitteri’s first traditional appassimento project now in barrel

mainThe first fruit from the ambitious “Verona Appassimento Project” at Pillitteri Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is now in barrel and one step closer to the debut wine being bottled. Continue reading

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