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Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Niagara Wine 101

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By Rick VanSickle

“I’m looking for a big red wine to surprise my husband on our anniversary. What can you recommend from Niagara? We want to support local. Oh, by the way, he only drinks red and loves Napa Valley.” Continue reading

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

Ken Burford

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

Stunning bold reds from Niagara’s epic 2012 vintage

Stratus Exterior S.E. SideviewStunning, that’s how to best describe the top red wines from two of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s grandest estates. Both Stratus Vineyards and Chateau des Charmes have crafted their best wines yet from the magnificent 2012 vintage in Niagara. Continue reading

The 2012 Vintage: What a fabulous year for Canadian wines as we look at some stellar wines from the Okanagan Valley

CNW ENRICHED NEWS RELEASES -2012 is proving to be a break-out year across all grape varieties in all regions of Canada. The red blends, the bigger, richer reds, are nothing short of spectacular from the Okanagan Valley to the key regions in Ontario. Continue reading

Another small Niagara wine release at Vintages Saturday, plus Del Rollo honoured, and a note from Chef Crawford on the new Backhouse restaurant

14242951983_04870dbc38It’s yet another limited release of Ontario wines at Vintages this Saturday with only a smattering of new Niagara wines available to consumers. Continue reading

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