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A selection of Spanish, French and Italian wines reviewed


From time to time, wines that are not available at the LCBO are sent to Wines In Niagara for consideration. Continue reading

15 sub-appellations, new wine regions, proposed by B.C. wine task group


Note: From a news release sent to Wines In Niagara

Vancouver, B.C. — A B.C. wine industry group released its final report Thursday after a seven-month comprehensive consultation on the future of British Columbia’s system of appellations. The B.C. Wine Appellation Task Group — an independent ad-hoc committee of leading representatives of the industry from across British Columbia — has developed a set of 13 recommendations that are being described as a “turning point” in the growth and increasing reputation of premium winemaking in our province. Continue reading

The stars come out at Vintages’ Nov. 14 release: Versado, Bachelder, Stratus … and a Super Tuscan worth splurging on


Peter Gamble and wife Ann Sperling have a long and storied history in the Canadian wine industry. And seven years ago, with the purchase of a perfect little vineyard in Mendoza wine country, they spread that reach — and passion for making world-class wines — to Argentina. Continue reading

A reality check: The blurred lines between church and state in today’s wine writing


As the world transitions from old to new media at an alarming pace, where a click is far more important than the message, I believe there still needs to be some separation between church and state. Many would disagree. Continue reading

Beyond Chardonnay: The new white wines emerging from B.C. wine country


OKANAGAN VALLEY, B.C. — If there is one thing everyone can agree on here in this land of phantasmagorical beauty it is this: Not one white wine style defines the Okanagan Valley and its sister wine region the Similkameen Valley. It really is an ever-changing mosaic, born of the free will of those who craft the wines from virtually any grape they choose.

(Note: This story was originally published in Quench magazine) Continue reading

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