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Behold, the wonders of the new Redstone Winery in Beamsville

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Pardon me if my eyes wander while I taste through the entire portfolio of Redstone wines with Paul Pender, pictured above. But the interior view at the new Beamsville winery is so damn beautiful it’s impossible to focus on anything else. Continue reading

The pure ‘Joy’ of Featherstone’s new wine releases

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Louise Engel bubbles with pride. Her Featherstone Cuvée Joy 2011 sparkling wine just took top honours at a national wine competition, which is no small feat for the modest Niagara winery considering the competition it was up against. Continue reading

A Leap of Faith: How one B.C. winery sparked a storm of controversy with its very first wine


You could just blame the incredibly large ego of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, who in his quest to showcase all that was great and cultured in his tidy little empire of France, ordered his minions to create an arbitrary classification of the red wines on the Gironde which were unveiled at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855. Continue reading

Vintages highlights Saturday: Bachelder Burgundy, Redstone, Hidden Bench, Rosehall Run; plus new Stoney Ridge wines reviewed

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Saturday’s Vintages release of Ontario wines features a couple of Bench Rieslings, a nice Pinot from Prince Edward County and stellar Burgundian red from Niagara-based, multi-regional winemaker Thomas Bachelder. Continue reading

UPDATED: Prince Edward County vineyards hit hard by brutal frost, Niagara assessing damage, Lake Erie North Shore spared wide-spread damage

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A brutal frost episode on Friday night and into Saturday morning has left grape growers in Prince Edward County (photo above from Ken Burford) assessing wide-spread damage to primary buds and growers in Niagara waiting to do a detailed account in the vineyard after pulling all-nighters running wind machines, building fires and using helicopters — anything to raise the temperature a couple of degrees from disaster. Continue reading

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