With grape buds bursting at last, it’s time to take stock of the devastating winter kill in Niagara: In their own words

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As you drive around Niagara and get an up-close view of grape buds bursting in the now warm spring sunshine it’s hard to imagine the cruel winter misery that caused such wide-spread damage a mere few months ago. Continue reading

A first look at the wines from Moray Tawse’s new Redstone Winery, and a couple of new creations from the Foreign Affair winery

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It has been emerging from the bright red soil along Old Highway 8 since early spring, the eye-catching design starting to take shape at what will become Niagara’s newest winery. Continue reading

The ‘black-balled’ Riesling from Pearl Morissette in Niagara and the storm that’s brewing over VQA rejection: Let’s talk about it

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Noted international wine critic, blogger and wine writer Jamie Goode had this to say about the Pearl Morissette Estate Winery Black Ball Riesling 2012. Continue reading

Ontario wineries launch “Perfect Pairings” campaign to fight for private wines stores in Ontario during election

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Ontario wineries jumped headfirst into the election today with a multi-pronged campaign that urges candidates running for provincial office to fight for changes that would give consumers more access to the wines they love. Continue reading