Oh, Joie! The lovely white wines from the Okanagan’s JoieFarm have arrived just in time for summer

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The 2013 wines from the Okanagan Valley’s JoieFarm marks the 10th vintage from this top-notch winery located on the Naramata Bench. Continue reading

Lillooet, B.C.’s first winery, Fort Berens, continues to turn out some delicious wines as its ramps up production

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Fort Berens Estate Winery, established in 2009, is the first winery established in Lillooet, B.C., located on a sage-brush covered bench at the base of the Fraser Canyon’s snow-capped mountains. Continue reading

Coyote’s Run winemaker David Sheppard celebrates 30 vintages in Niagara with what else? Two special bottles

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Coyote’s Run winemaker David Sheppard is, incredibly, about to embark on his 31st vintage in Niagara. It’s a milestone he marked with two suburb wines specially bottled in his honour. Continue reading

With grape buds bursting at last, it’s time to take stock of the devastating winter kill in Niagara: In their own words

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As you drive around Niagara and get an up-close view of grape buds bursting in the now warm spring sunshine it’s hard to imagine the cruel winter misery that caused such wide-spread damage a mere few months ago. Continue reading

A first look at the wines from Moray Tawse’s new Redstone Winery, and a couple of new creations from the Foreign Affair winery

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It has been emerging from the bright red soil along Old Highway 8 since early spring, the eye-catching design starting to take shape at what will become Niagara’s newest winery. Continue reading