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Niagara Grape Harvest (Part VIII): Rain, rain go away is the battle cry at Rosewood Estates

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the second post from William Roman at Rosewood Estate, who not only has grapes to worry about but also honey that he uses in the various meads that are made there. This is Part VIII in our series. Continue reading

Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part VII): Baco Noir nearly done, on to Sauvignon Blanc at Henry of Pelham

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the third post from Melissa Smits, a cellar/winery technician at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. This is her report for Sept. 18-24. This is Part VII of our #Vintage2011 harvest reports. Continue reading

The last (?) word on Niagara’s “lifestyle” wines and Vineland Estates releases its core wines

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In a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I took direct aim at the growing “lifestyle” brand VQA wine category that appears (maybe only to me) to be overtaking the shelves at the LCBO. These are multi-variety red and white wines that often contain a long list of grape varieties and are produced at prices that consumers find attractive. Continue reading

Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 Part VI: Busy days (and nights!) at Fielding Estate Winery

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the third post from Richie Roberts, winemaker at Fielding Estate Winery. This is his report. Continue reading

Okanagan Valley, Part II: Journey through the southern wine region

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THE OKANAGAN VALLEY, PART II

OSOYOOS, Okanagan Valley, B.C. — No where is the rapid pace of the B.C. wine industry more evident than in the deep south of the Okanagan Valley. Continue reading

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