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Summerhill’s new organic sparkling wines from the Okanagan, just in time for the holidays


The first time I tasted a sparkling wine from Summerhill Pyramid Winery it was about eight years ago following a week of judging wines in the Okanagan Valley for the now defunct Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. It was the Cipes Arial 1998 and it blew me away. Never had I tasted an aged vintage sparkling wine like that from a Canadian wine producer. Continue reading

Some lovely wines from Languedoc, Entre-Deux-Mers, and a delicious Ripasso in review


Wines in Niagara tasted through a range of agency wines recently including samples from the Languedoc, Entre-Deux-Mers, and a delicious Ripasso. These wines, all from VinoLuna, are either destined for the LCBO or are under consideration. Continue reading

Between the Lines, Southbrook chosen for official wines at Queen’s Park


Note: From a news release sent to Wines In Niagara from the Grape Growers on Ontario

The Grape Growers of Ontario, with the Honourable Speaker of the Legislature, Dave Levac of Brant County, hosted the 37th Annual Wine Tasting event at Queen’s Park on Tuesday. Continue reading

Lessons for Ontario in B.C. report on revamping appellations/VQA, plus: Do we need another sticker on wine bottles?


While an industry task force in B.C. has introduced sweeping changes to that province’s appellation system — long overdue, by the way — there are some elements to the proposal that Ontario should pay close attention to. Continue reading

A selection of Spanish, French and Italian wines reviewed


From time to time, wines that are not available at the LCBO are sent to Wines In Niagara for consideration. Continue reading

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