Daniel Lenko comes out swinging with his 2012 portfolio, plus #OldNiagara series looks at the Stoney Ridge Lenko Vineyards Merlot from 1989

dan the manDaniel Lenko and his family have been growing grapes at the Beamsville Bench property since 1959 when Lenko’s grandfather John and father William planted some of the first Chardonnay vines in Canada. Continue reading

A rant on the kitchen sink blends from Ontario that have hit epic proportions, plus Ontario Vintages wines release Saturday and new Kacaba reds

traditional-kitchen-sinksI’m in a very sour mood. So, bear with me here. Continue reading

Ann Sperling bridges the past with the future at her family’s historic property in Kelowna

mainKELOWNA, B.C. — It is another gorgeous day in the Okanagan Valley, the early summer vines off to a vigorous start as the sun beats down uninterrupted as it is wont to do in this picturesque wine region. Continue reading

Highlights from Part II of big LCBO Ontario wine release, plus new wines from Leaning Post, Cattail Creek and Southbrook

mainIt’s Part II of the LCBO’s big Ontario wine release this Saturday, but a much more modest selection than two weeks ago. Continue reading

Parts V, VI, VII, VIII of #OldNiagara: We explore Cave Spring 1989, Stonechurch 1997, Konzelmann 1991 and Quails’ Gate Optima 1991

collagePicMonkey CollageMy goal is to taste 52 older vintage (20 years or more, with an exception or two along the way) Canadian wines in a year and write about them good or bad for this series called #OldNiagara. Continue reading