Wines In Niagara

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Another cruel Ontario winter causing potentially wide-spread grape bud damage

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The recent cold snap in Ontario has had a potentially devastating effect on grape vines — the second winter in a row for wide-spread bud damage. Continue reading

Increased wine imports not good news for Canada’s wine producers

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With VINEXPO releasing its 12th study of the world wine and spirits market, with an outlook to 2018, there are many reasons to smile – if you are a wine exporter. Continue reading

Tawse winemaker Paul Pender goes “natural” with Quarry Road Chardonnay

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I take you back to October, 2011, when I sought out Tawse winemaker Paul Pender, photo above, to get his thoughts on the new wave of so-called “natural” wines that were beginning to hit store shelves everywhere in the world (except Ontario, of course, where anything new is swatted away like a pesky insect by the government monopoly). Continue reading

VQA wine on tap: The new frontier

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

Guy walks into a pub. He’s a big, burly dude and looks real thirsty. He bellies up to the bar and asks what’s on tap. Continue reading

Days of Wine and Chocolate serves up some much needed warmth in Niagara

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By Michael Lowe

February’s deep-freeze has descended on Niagara vineyards (Stratus pictured above) but the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake have something to distract you from the cold. Days of Wine and Chocolate, held each weekend this month, has some great pairings on offer. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for passport holders. Continue reading

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