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Christmas wine release Part 1: Ontario highlights at Vintages, plus new reviews for Fielding Estate, Henry of Pelham, West Avenue Cider, and Sulker’s Cider


Wow. Christmas already. We just put away the Halloween decorations but as I look down the street the Christmas decorations are already going up. It’s too soon!!! Continue reading

A beautiful fall jaunt through Niagara wine country with stops at Foreign Affair, Hidden Bench, Domaine Queylus


Can anything be finer? The riot of fall colours twinkling on the gentle slope of the Niagara Escarpment, the smell of fresh-picked grapes penetrating the brisk autumn air and a crew of wine tasters (who you just happen to adore) hop-scotching in wine country in search of new vinous treasures. Continue reading

No rest for these wine veterans: McWatters, Triggs helping shape the Okanagan Valley


It fascinates me that two of this country’s most noted wine industry leaders continue to play such an important role long after the company they helped build was acquired by an American company. Continue reading

Niagara diners rejoice – Bolete is here

By Michael Lowe

I can’t remember the last time I have witnessed such anticipation of a restaurant opening in downtown St. Catharines. In the case of Chef Andrew McLeod’s sparkling new space, Bolete, the anticipation is justly warranted. Continue reading

Well this is awkward: Not one single grocery store in St. Catharines will be selling wine anytime soon. WTF?

As unbelievable as this sounds, St. Catharines, in the heart Niagara wine country, is getting ZERO grocery stores selling wine in the first wave of 70 locations across the province announced today. Continue reading

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