Tag Archives: Flat Rock

The International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in review: ‘In one sense we are all Burgundians now,’

photoIt’s been around since the Middle Ages, a long-standing member of the wine aristocracy, and it has held its noble head up high through the centuries despite periods of downright mediocrity. Continue reading

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

Niagara wine reviews for Wildass, Flat Rock, Nyarai; plus news on Speck brothers, ProWein and Dillon’s

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It’s a tiny Niagara wine release at Vintages this weekend but I do have some reviews to share of upcoming and current releases from various local wineries. Continue reading

Syrah, wonderful Syrah, finds a new champion in Ontario

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Sommelier William Predhomme, above, has a dream; a beautiful dream that is all about Ontario Syrah. It consumes him as he mounts a quest to put this under-appreciated grape in the hearts and on the palates of wine lovers everywhere. Continue reading

John Hall’s incredible journey from whisky maker to deal maker in selling Forty Creek Whisky to Campari, plus Canadian wines go to Germany

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Forty Creek Whisky owner John Hall is one of the coolest dudes in Niagara. I’m not sure how I feel about him selling his brand to Campari, but reading his quotes in the wake of selling to the big drinks company it seems he will continue with his passion to make good Canadian whisky. Continue reading