Malivoire draws from the expertise of his winemakers (and their vineyards!); it’s a match made in heaven

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Thinking of a career as a winemaker at Malivoire Wine on the Beamsville Bench? You’d do well to include “vineyard owner” on your resume. Continue reading

The new wine releases from the appassimento-styled Foreign Affair winery, plus 2012 Stratus Chard, CSV Riesling 2010 from Cave Spring and Vineland’s Sauvignon Blancs

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Much has been said and continues to be said about the growing fleet of appassimento-style wines being made in Ontario. Continue reading

John Hall’s incredible journey from whisky maker to deal maker in selling Forty Creek Whisky to Campari, plus Canadian wines go to Germany

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Forty Creek Whisky owner John Hall is one of the coolest dudes in Niagara. I’m not sure how I feel about him selling his brand to Campari, but reading his quotes in the wake of selling to the big drinks company it seems he will continue with his passion to make good Canadian whisky. Continue reading

Thinking of buying the Parker-perfect Dominus Saturday at Vintages? Good luck with that. Might I suggest a fine Bachelder red Burgundy?

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The Vintages wine release on Saturday features some of California’s most collectible wines including the Robert Parker 100-point Dominus 2010 from Napa Valley ($171 per bottle). Continue reading

Michael Lowe breaks down the chefs and food at Cuvée 2014

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By Michael Lowe

Ontario winemakers recently showed off their favourite wines at the 26th Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala. Although the focus is primarily on the spectacular array of wines, there is always a fine lineup of chefs presenting some delicious dishes for attendees to pair with them. Continue reading