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New wines from Stratus Vineyard, Colio CEV and Tinhorn Creek’s new Oldfield Series Cab Franc


There are a handful benchmark wines in Niagara that belong in a category all their own. They are so unique that they have few peers to be judged against yet are sought out by collectors every vintage. Continue reading

Wayne Gretzky scores again! The Icon Niagara Red wine is a fitting tribute to the Great One

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I get a little nostalgic (and a tad sad) when I pass by the now-empty winery on Old Highway 8 between Vineland and Beamsville that once housed the mighty Wayne Gretzky winery. Continue reading

How sweet it is! Niagara icewines pulling out all the stops in quest for popularity


This week should provide the cold weather needed to complete the icewine harvest for 2012, which is good news for Ontario wineries who have had only a couple of brief cold spells so far this winter to bring in the grapes. Continue reading

Majority of Ontarians want privately-owned wine shops, says new poll


Note: A new poll released by the Ontario Wine Council says 76% of those polled agree with privately-owned wine shops that are government licensed while a slight majority oppose expanding sale of alcohol to corner and grocery store. Here’s the news release. Continue reading

Appassimentio-style Sauvignon Blanc? Why not give it a try? New Niagara releases at Vintages


The Vintages release this Saturday features a diverse selection of Niagara wines, led by the partially dried-fruit style of Sauvignon Blanc created by the innovative folks at the Foreign Affair winery in Vineland. Continue reading

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