Grand tasting format for the Cuvée Gala 2014 in Niagara Falls offers guests the best of Wine Country Ontario

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NOTE: Cuvée, a celebration of Ontario wine and cuisine, is coming up fast. Here’s what you need to know if you plan on taking in the festivities. Information provided by the organizers. Continue reading

It’s an Instagram world, folks … and here’s how it looked through various filters from 12 months of wine and food in Niagara

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Note: This was originally published in Wine Tidings, now called Quench, as a year-ender based on my Instagram feed. I know it’s kind of dated now, but decided to post here anyway.

I’m scanning through my Instagram feed from the year that was in wine, or at least how it was for this one guy. It is a vinous wasteland of too many half-drunk bottles of wine and witty (at least to me) little comments tailored to a Twitter audience of like-minded people. Continue reading

The ever-evolving wines from Rosewood Estate Winery on Niagara’s Beamsville Bench; plus new wine releases from Vintages on Saturday

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I have watched Rosewood Estate Winery, the family winery and meadery on the Beamsville Bench, grow from its very beginnings and have always been impressed with how it has evolved and improved its portfolio with each passing vintage. Continue reading

Thursday at Coppola’s — make it a date!

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By Michael Lowe

Even if you’re not currently engaged in the dating scene, there are a few good reasons to dine out with that special someone. Local restaurants are offering weekday specials for two and Coppola’s “Date Night” delivers a memorable experience. Continue reading

State of the Ontario wine industry 2013, plus epic fail from Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Vintage Charts back to 1998

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Well, another wine vintage is slowly making its way into barrels and bottles around Ontario and it’s that time of the year where we look backwards to predict the future. Continue reading