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UPDATED: You say Chardonnay, we say dig in! Vintages release, i4c coming … plus new releases from Rodney Strong and Konzelmann

By Rick VanSickle

Everything is coming up Chardonnay for the next couple of weeks in Ontario and Niagara wine country. Continue reading

Conspiracy, Dream, Petit Verdot: A triple treat from Foreign Affair in Niagara

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The appassimento-styled wines of Niagara, a growing list, by the way, always shine a lot brighter in the warm vintages. Continue reading

Big wines from Niagara’s Foreign Affair and Wayne Gretzky lead the on-slaught of Christmas releases from Vintages. Get ’em while they’re hot!

8402076919_2b90d730c8And so it begins. The annual get-em-while-they’re-hot Christmas bonanza wines sweep into Vintages beginning this Saturday. If you snooze you will certainly loose out on the best of the best Christmas-release wines. If past history is correct, come Christmas time, the only wines you’ll find on store shelves are the wines no one wants. Continue reading

UPDATED: Niagara winemaker ch-ch-ch-changes, the Grape King’s busy year, Brock monitors harvest

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes … yes, it’s that time of year when the grapes begin to fall in Niagara and winemakers begin what seems like an annual shuffle of changing wineries. Continue reading

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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