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MacLean brings romanticism of wine to everyday life

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 By Mike Lowe

Award-winning author Natalie MacLean’s second book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines, is a deliciously told story of her five-year romp through eight wine producing countries and visits to approximately 40 wineries. Continue reading

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Cuvee chefs set to inspire at 24th annual gala

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Note: The Cuvee gala is set to honour the best in Ontario wine on Friday, March 2. Cuvee organizers have just announced the chef lineup who pair their creations with Ontario’s top VQA wines. This is the news release. Continue reading

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Daniel Lenko’s back in the Niagara wine game

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The last time I caught up with Daniel Lenko, he was, to put it bluntly, pissed. Pissed at the Region of Niagara. Pissed at the Escarpment Commission (over sign issues). And pretty much everyone that has anything to do with the layers of bureaucracy in the Ontario wine industry. Continue reading

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Rosehall Run Pinot Noir strikes gold in California

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NOTE: Rosehall Run has been invited to the Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit in February in San Francisco to present their estate-grown 2009 Pinot Noir Rosehall Vineyard, and winemaker, Dan Sullivan, will moderate a Pinot Noir workshop focusing on the Prince Edward County appellation. This is the press release on the announcement. Continue reading

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The mysterious new Rogue from Niagara’s Flat Rock Cellars

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White. Red. Sparkling. Oak. Unoaked. Air dried. Kiln Dried. Botrytis affected. Late harvest. Icewine. Sparkling Icewine. Residual sugar. Barrel fermented. Wild yeast. Dry. Natural. Fortified. Any combination of the above. The possibilities are endless for wine. Continue reading