Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Big Ontario wineries bring in the bulk of the medals at the Ontario Wine Awards: Full results posted

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The 20th anniversary of the Ontario Wine Awards, held Friday night at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, was a celebration of the evolution of Ontario VQA wines through two decades of rapid growth. Continue reading

Chef Ryan Crawford gets it done with a little help from his friends … well, actually his friends helped a lot with his wine project. Also, Vintages releases, new Kacaba wines

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You could probably write a book on the exploits, past, present and future, of Niagara chef Ryan Crawford. He has already lived a life packed in extraordinary culinary richness and has mapped out a future that seems impossible to achieve. Yet there is little doubt he will accomplish every goal he has set for himself. Continue reading

Township 7, Bartier Scholefield, Tinhorn Creek; A taste of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley in review

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There is a lot of talk these days about Canadian wines and what they are, but our biggest barrier to discovering wines from our own country are the provincial borders that prevent the free-flow of wine between jurisdictions. Continue reading

Shake off that dreadful winter; the Saturday Vintages release of Niagara wines can help you forgot the polar vortex

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We’re seeing signs of spring around these parts, subtle, but nonetheless the worst does appear to be over. Continue reading

Tasting the thrilling Small Lot Rieslings from Thirty Bench makes one wonder; Why don’t we have Riesling Warrior in Niagara?

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It’s a question I ask winemaker Emma Garner, above, pretty much every time I see her. When will Niagara Riesling ever get the recognition it most certainly deserves? Continue reading