#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

A slew of summer wines from Ontario reviewed from Fielding, Tawse, EastDell, Colio, Chateau des Charmes, Trius and 13th Street. Cheers!

DSC_3091Ahhh, summer, where the living is easy and the wine better fit perfectly on the porch, dock or poolside or we just aren’t drinking it. Give me fresh. Give me easy. Give me juicy fruit. Is that too much to ask for? Continue reading

The greatest bottle of wine EVER in their own words: Lydia Tomek, Mike Weir, Sandra Oldfield, Donald Ziraldo, Allison Slute, Angela Aiello, Thomas Bachelder, Paul Speck, Brad Royale, Terry David Mulligan

kangaroo island 2I would wager a bet that the most memorable bottle of wine you ever enjoyed wasn’t so much about the wine as it was about where you drank it. Continue reading

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