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

Epilogue: The chronicles of Grape X Riesling from Vineland Estate ends with the wines labeled and delivered to thirsty consumers. RIP Grape X (updated with review)

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Intro: It’s not always the wine that excites me, it’s the journey it takes to get in my glass from vine, to bud, to flower to grape to harvest, to crusher, to fermentation, to barrel, to bottle and finally in my mouth. Continue reading

I love the smell of Riesling in the morning! Brock’s Experts Tasting tackles Ontario’s most important grape varieties in a retrospective tasting

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This is the most useless, obvious, ridiculous, innate, shallow, over-stated and silly statement I have ever made (and the bar is already pretty low on that, I’ll admit), but … Continue reading

Cuvée 2014, a celebration of Ontario’s most interesting wines according to the people who make them; top picks and favourites

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Wes Lowrey pours his Pinot Noir at Cuvee.

Cuvée 2014 has come and gone, a gala evening highlighted by Ontario’s top wineries showcasing what they feel is their winemakers’ most prized single wine (or at least what they wanted to present as a fine representation of what they do best). Continue reading

The sophomore vintage from Rockway Vineyards, plus Charles Baker’s single-vineyard Rieslings and Niagara releases at Vintages on Saturday

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The sophomore vintage from young winemaker David Stasiuk at the remarkably revamped Rockway Vineyards continues to build on a portfolio virtually remade from the ground up. Continue reading