Niagara’s Domaine Queylus: An upstart winery that hits the ground running with winemaker Thomas Bachelder

qquey mainThe guiding principle for establishing Niagara’s newest winery was relatively simple: “The business plan was easy — all the bottles would have to impress our wine club members,” says Gilles Chevalier (top photo), proprietor, along with 11 other partners, of Domaine Queylus. Continue reading

What would you do with $500,000? If you’re the LCBO you design a new logo because the old one reminded people of wine. Wow. Time to end the monopoly

logologoThis is what gets me mad the most: “We made a conscious decision not to spend a lot of money frivolously on throwing things out that are perfectly good just because it had a different logo on it,” LCBO spokesperson Lisa Murray told Newstalk radio 1010. Continue reading

Canada’s Man in Motion, Rick Hansen, named speaker at Grape Growers celebrity lunch that kicks off Niagara Grape and Wine Festival

highRes_australiabirdsvilleNote: Canada’s “Man in Motion” Rick Hansen has been named the speaker at the 31st annual celebrity lunch that kicks off the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival in September. This is the news release proved by the Grape Growers of Ontario. Continue reading

Vintages’ Niagara wine release features Chardonnay, just in time for the big i4c celebration of everything Cool Climate Chardonnay

I4c-2012_292A tidy little release of Niagara wines hits the shelves at Vintages Saturday with Chardonnay taking a front-row seat, just in time for the big i4c celebration of all things Chardonnay this weekend. Continue reading

Putting a bad winter behind them, Niagara’s Featherstone focused on some excellent 2013 white wine releases and the new 2012 oaked reds

aFthrstone LE tastebarLike most wineries around Niagara, Featherstone did not escape the wrath of Mother Nature this past cruel winter. Continue reading