Taking a deeper look into the #OldNiagara Baco Noirs from 1989, 1991, 1995 and Henry of Pelham’s Reserve 2012: The series continues

mainLove it or hate it, Baco Noir is that most curious of grapes that just keeps hanging around in Ontario. It has an enigmatic hold on a lot of wine lovers, yet has a visceral affect on many others. Continue reading

Daniel Lenko comes out swinging with his 2012 portfolio, plus #OldNiagara series looks at the Stoney Ridge Lenko Vineyards Merlot from 1989

dan the manDaniel Lenko and his family have been growing grapes at the Beamsville Bench property since 1959 when Lenko’s grandfather John and father William planted some of the first Chardonnay vines in Canada. Continue reading

A rant on the kitchen sink blends from Ontario that have hit epic proportions, plus Ontario Vintages wines release Saturday and new Kacaba reds

traditional-kitchen-sinksI’m in a very sour mood. So, bear with me here. Continue reading

Ann Sperling bridges the past with the future at her family’s historic property in Kelowna

mainKELOWNA, B.C. — It is another gorgeous day in the Okanagan Valley, the early summer vines off to a vigorous start as the sun beats down uninterrupted as it is wont to do in this picturesque wine region. Continue reading

Highlights from Part II of big LCBO Ontario wine release, plus new wines from Leaning Post, Cattail Creek and Southbrook

mainIt’s Part II of the LCBO’s big Ontario wine release this Saturday, but a much more modest selection than two weeks ago. Continue reading