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How a prolific wine collector from Quebec ended up buying into Niagara’s Domaine Queylus

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By Rick VanSickle

The man sitting next to me at the St. Catharines Club dining room on a sunny fall harvest day in Niagara amassed a wine cellar with a staggering 35,000 bottles in his heyday of collecting. Continue reading

A beautiful fall jaunt through Niagara wine country with stops at Foreign Affair, Hidden Bench, Domaine Queylus

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Can anything be finer? The riot of fall colours twinkling on the gentle slope of the Niagara Escarpment, the smell of fresh-picked grapes penetrating the brisk autumn air and a crew of wine tasters (who you just happen to adore) hop-scotching in wine country in search of new vinous treasures. Continue reading

Rich, ripe red wines, fresh whites highlight Niagara wine releases at Vintages Saturday; plus an Okanagan superstar

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The Saturday LCBO/Vintages release features some dynamic Niagara red wines, fresh whites, a superstar from the Okanagan Valley and a couple of good value wines from the rest of the world. Continue reading

Charles Baker’s Picone Vineyard Riesling 2011 leads biggest Ontario wine release of the year at Vintages, plus details on Taste Local event, reviews of top Niagara wines

DSC_3370Oh, boy, get ready for an onslaught of Ontario wines as a multipronged promotion between the LCBO and Wine Country Ontario brings its “Taste Local” event to stores across the province from Sept. 14 to Oct. 11. Continue reading

Niagara’s Domaine Queylus: An upstart winery that hits the ground running with winemaker Thomas Bachelder

qquey mainThe guiding principle for establishing Niagara’s newest winery was relatively simple: “The business plan was easy — all the bottles would have to impress our wine club members,” says Gilles Chevalier (top photo), proprietor, along with 11 other partners, of Domaine Queylus. Continue reading

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