Norman Hardie Chardonnay, Redstone Riesling top picks from Vintages Niagara wine release this weekend

xnorm poursThe Vintages release at the LCBO this Saturday is smaller than usual for Ontario wines, likely because of its upcoming focus on the region in September. But there are a couple of wines to take note of.
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PEC’s Rosehall Run adds to portfolio with five interesting artisanal, small-lot wines

mainPrince Edward County’s Rosehall Run winery is always thinking outside of the box, tweaking its portfolio and perpetually moving forward with its ever-expanding business plan. Continue reading

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Yep, that’s the Okanagan Valley, all right. Not only pretty, but some mighty fine wines to boot: Summer wines in review

switchback vineyard copyIt is no surprise to me that the Okanagan Valley has been voted the second best wine region to visit amongst 20 worldwide nominees by the USA Today Readers’ Choice 2014 Awards. Continue reading

#oldniagara Part 1: Jim Warren’s Stoney Ridge Late Harvest Plekan Vineyard Riesling 1989; a grand old sweetie

mainOlder wine, slowly matured naturally in a well-designed cellar, is the thing that really excites me about the vinous world. Continue reading

The art of the blend at Stratus Vineyards offers a revolving portfolio of interesting wines each and every vintage

mainStratus likes to call it “the right to free assemblage.” Therein lies the philosophy behind everything the Niagara-on-the-Lake winery does with its wine program. Continue reading