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Rosewood says a tearful goodbye to Semillon and much of its Merlot

semmtwoWith nearly a quarter of all their estate vines laid waste by the polar vortex episode of 2014, Rosewood Estates on the Beamsville Bench has had to make some hard decisions. Continue reading

A mini wine tasting adventure through Niagara-on-the-Lake with stops at Two Sisters, Lailey Vineyard and Oast House Brewers with a nod to the El Gastronomo crew

sisterbarrelsIt appeared seemingly out of nowhere — an architectural dream built on John Street, close to the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the high-rent district of Niagara’s wine country. Continue reading

A new chapter for Niagara’s 2027 Cellars, plus reviews for Tawse, Henry of Pelham, Redstone, Nyarai Cellars, Flat Rock, and Chateau des Charmes

DSC_3708For Kevin Panagapka, owner-winemaker of 2027 Cellars, one chapter has closed and a new one has begun. Continue reading

The pure joy of tasting through the wines of Hidden Bench (hint: Tete de Cuvee Chardonnay … you NEED this wine)

haraldmainI believe Harald Thiel, vigneron and proprietor of the landmark Hidden Bench winery, is the happiest he can be when tasting through his own wines. It’s in his eyes, his words, in the pure joy he gets when he lines up all his bottles and tastes from one end to the other.
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Star Niagara winemaker takes over at Township 7 in B.C., plus new releases for JoieFarm, Tinhorn and Haywire

township-7-naramata-bench-1What is Niagara’s loss is B.C.’s gain with the arrival this fall of winemaker Mary McDermott to the Township 7 winery. Continue reading

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