Tag Archives: Flat Rock

It’s an Instagram world, folks … and here’s how it looked through various filters from 12 months of wine and food in Niagara

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Note: This was originally published in Wine Tidings, now called Quench, as a year-ender based on my Instagram feed. I know it’s kind of dated now, but decided to post here anyway.

I’m scanning through my Instagram feed from the year that was in wine, or at least how it was for this one guy. It is a vinous wasteland of too many half-drunk bottles of wine and witty (at least to me) little comments tailored to a Twitter audience of like-minded people. Continue reading

The ever-evolving wines from Rosewood Estate Winery on Niagara’s Beamsville Bench; plus new wine releases from Vintages on Saturday

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I have watched Rosewood Estate Winery, the family winery and meadery on the Beamsville Bench, grow from its very beginnings and have always been impressed with how it has evolved and improved its portfolio with each passing vintage. Continue reading

New Niagara wine releases from Tawse and the new North Shore Project Syrah; plus Vintages releases and more

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Tawse Winery, situated the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, is no stranger to success. Continue reading

Walk a mile in Flat Rock Cellars’ Ed Madronich’s boots and you just might learn a thing or two about Niagara Pinot

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You’d be hard pressed to find another vintner in Niagara who spends as much time in the dirt, literally IN THE DIRT, as Flat Rock Cellar proprietor Ed Madronich. Continue reading

Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum: A last-minute guide to Christmas wine/spirits/beer shopping

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With Christmas just a week away, don’t panic, and whatever you do, don’t give into the temptation to get her (or, shame on you, him!) that No! No! Hair removal kit. Be calm, there’s still time to light up their life with some delicious and thoughtful gifts of the liquid kind before you go and ruin all those hairy parts of your body. Continue reading