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

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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

The vital and important wines of Niagara’s Le Clos Jordanne: Long may you run! (2011s are released)

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It did not shock me when Constellation Brands and Bordeaux’s Groupe Taillan announced this fall that they were parting ways on the Osoyoos Larose project in the Okanagan Valley. Continue reading

Treadwell’s new digs in Niagara-on-the-Lake – the farm-to-table tradition continues


By Mike Lowe

When it comes to upscale fine dining in Niagara one of the first names that comes to mind is Treadwell. Chef Stephen Treadwell’s reputation for tantalizing the senses with fresh, seasonal ingredients has made him one of the most celebrated and respected chefs in Canada. Continue reading

13th Street winemaker J.P. Colas chases the purest expression from Niagara’s mineral-rich vineyards


There is no question that Niagara can produce some pretty awesome Chardonnay. The cool climate and mineral-enriched soils provide the perfect ingredients for personable and elegant Chardonnays that can comfortably stand beside some of the finest wines in the world. Continue reading