Pillitteri, Inniskillin both report healthy icewine harvest, Brock announces VineAlert program

Richard Slingerland examining Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine during harvest

Note: It would appear icewine and late harvest wines have recovered from a downward trend since 2007. Continue reading

Niagara’s Most Thrilling Red, White, Sweet and Sparkling Wines of 2013, plus top red and white wines of the year


It is one of the most frustrating exercises of the year. Poring over reviews from the past 12 months and trying to recall from the hundreds and hundreds of Niagara wines that were tasted which ones left such an indelible impression that they make this arbitrary “best-of” list. Continue reading

Come celebrate the frozen grape with the annual Niagara Icewine Festival in January: What you need to know

WINE COUNTRY ONTARIO - Early Icewine harvest in Wine Country

Note: The Niagara Icewine Festival is coming next month. Here’s what you need to know from a news release issued Dec. 16. Continue reading

Grape Growers of Ontario applaud Ontario government’s plan to allow wine sold at farmers’ markets


Note: The Grape Growers of Ontario issued this press release in regards to the government’s plan to allow VQA wines to be sold at farmers’ markets. Continue reading

Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum: A last-minute guide to Christmas wine/spirits/beer shopping

christmas balls

With Christmas just a week away, don’t panic, and whatever you do, don’t give into the temptation to get her (or, shame on you, him!) that No! No! Hair removal kit. Be calm, there’s still time to light up their life with some delicious and thoughtful gifts of the liquid kind before you go and ruin all those hairy parts of your body. Continue reading