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Trying to be just like Bordeaux: Got a problem with that?

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Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Don’t you just love Annie Lennox and her sultry/soulful voice on this classic Eurythmics tune? We can all relate, right? Aren’t we all looking for something? And some of us have even travelled the world searching for it. As Lennox says, it’s what dreams are made of.
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Vintages highlights Saturday: Bachelder Burgundy, Redstone, Hidden Bench, Rosehall Run; plus new Stoney Ridge wines reviewed

nuits pinot

Saturday’s Vintages release of Ontario wines features a couple of Bench Rieslings, a nice Pinot from Prince Edward County and stellar Burgundian red from Niagara-based, multi-regional winemaker Thomas Bachelder. Continue reading

16 exciting wines from Niagara’s 2012 vintage you MUST buy for your cellar


There is no question the 2012 vintage will go down in history as producing some of the most stunning wines ever in Niagara. Continue reading

Niagara’s Most Exciting Wines of 2014: A remarkable Riesling from Cave Spring and a Pinot Noir from Queylus top the list

main wine It’s hardly an exact science, evaluating wine never is, but every year I scan published reviews posted on this website to provide a list of Niagara’s Most Exciting Wines tasted in the calendar year. 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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