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Record number of wines poured for Cuvee judging

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By Michael Lowe

Preparations for the 24th annual Cuvée Awards, which honour the very best of Ontario wine, are in full swing. But weeks before the award presentations, to be held March 2nd at Fallsview Casino Resort, a panel of judges faces the daunting task of tasting and scoring the wines submitted for review. Continue reading

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Roll out the barrels at the Niagara Icewine Festival

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Winter arrived in Niagara only a couple of days ago but it was sweet news for organizers of the Niagara Icewine Festival that kicked off this weekend. Continue reading

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Ontario’s gorgeous 2009 Pinot Noirs in review

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The 2009 vintage in Ontario didn’t look like anything special as it unfolded in the vineyards, but when it was all said and done a beautiful thing had occurred — perfect conditions for that most finicky of grapes, Pinot Noir. Some are saying the 2009 Pinots are the best ever made in Ontario. Continue reading

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The Top White, Red, Sweet and Sparkling Niagara Wines of 2011

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What a perfect little year for buying and drinking Niagara wine.

It had a little bit of everything. The tail end of the big 2007 reds were released, we saw at least three vintages of Riesling arrive (08, 09 and 2010) on retail shelves, the well-aged Chardonnays from 2008 were offered up for sale as well as the 2009s and even some 2010 unoaked Chards along with what just might be the best vintage for Pinot Noir in Niagara’s history — the 2009s. Continue reading

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Niagara Pinots lead the charge at Vintages release

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There’s a bit of a Pinot Noir theme going on with the Vintages release this Saturday. Which is a good thing considering most of the Pinots to appear on shelves are from the fabulous 2009 vintage. Continue reading