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The stars come out with the main Christmas Niagara wine release at Vintages on Nov. 23. Some stellar juice

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This is the big one. The main Christmas wine release at Vintages on Nov. 23 is perhaps the greatest gathering of iconic Niagara wines ever assembled at our government monopoly in one fell swoop. Continue reading

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Inniskillin puts a little sparkle in its icewine, plus Tom Cochrane rocks for War Child

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Icewine has long been Canada’s most exported and recognizable wine style. It is known the world over. Continue reading

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The Fantastic Four: Exciting new Niagara wineries that are setting the bar for excellence

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SOMEWHERE IN NIAGARA — I travel these country roads often, past the roadside fruit stands, row after row of vigorous vines swaying in the summer breeze and farmers tending to their corn, potatoes, peaches, grapes and whatever else turns dirt into cash. Continue reading

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Charles Baker’s Picone Vineyard Riesling leads the Niagara wine release at Vintages Saturday

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A small, but interesting, release of Niagara wines at Vintages stores throughout Ontario on Saturday as we inch closer and closer to the Christmas rush. Continue reading

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The exciting 2011 Vintage Ports; Taylor Fladgate and Croft 2011 in review and how to get your hands on them in Ontario

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Can’t remember this much excitement for a Port release since I lined up outside the Dalhousie Vintages stores in Ottawa in 1997 in the middle of February to get my measly allotment of two half bottles of Taylor Fladgate Port 2004. Continue reading