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Last call for a ground-breaking Niagara wine brand: RIP Le Clos Jordanne

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It was the summer of 2002. The wind was howling on the Niagara Escarpment as busloads of wine journalists and dignitaries arrived to a tidy clearing in the middle of a young vineyard, where a giant white tent had been erected. The juggernaut that was Vincor was on a roll, collecting wineries, vineyards and assets like a kid collecting candy on Halloween night. Continue reading

End of the line for Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays: The brand is dead

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An exciting chapter in Canadian winemaking at the highest level has, sadly, come to end with new the venerable Le Clos Jordanne brand ceasing to exist as of the current 2012 vintage. Continue reading

Niagara’s Ravine Vineyard: Where the magic happens

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Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery in tiny, tucked away St. Davids isn’t so much a place where small-batch boutique wines are crafted as it is an all-encompassing community of goodness with some of Niagara’s top farm-to-table culinary creations to go with activities ranging from an all-purpose skating rink in the winter to ping pong in the summer. Continue reading

Chart-topping singer Johnny Reid teams up with Stoney Ridge to join list of celebrities with their own Niagara wine

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Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling singer Johnny Reid, above with winemaker Jeff Hundertmark, announced Tuesday his partnership with Stoney Ridge Estate Winery that sees the release of a premium VQA wine – the 2014 Johnny Reid Red Tartan. Continue reading

Getting ready for Easter: Niagara wine reviews for Vintages Saturday release, plus new wines from Vineland Estate, EastDell, Chateau des Charmes, Palatine Hills

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With Easter coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what to pair with whatever you are putting on the dinner table. Continue reading

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