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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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Mike Weir officially opens winery and gallery in Niagara, wine route diverted through St. Catharines, Ontario’s top sommelier, Inniskillin scoops top trophy at Decanter awards

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It was pretty cool to watch the Mike Weir Winery finally emerge in all its glory on the Beamsville Bench and even cooler to see Mike Weir, the greatest Canadian golfer, officially open his gallery at the site. Continue reading

A vineyard is reborn at Thirty Bench in honour of Dr. Muckle; plus top single-vineyard Rieslings from the 2012 vintage released at winery this weekend

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It was a touching moment as Thirty Bench winemaker Emma Garner, above, revealed the new name for a major vineyard replanting at the historic Beamsville Bench property. Continue reading