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Harvest in Niagara: Mad dash to the end, plus reviews for Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Lakeview, EastDell, Tawse, Chateau des Charmes, Fielding, Vineland Estates, Malivoire and Henry of Pelham

hiddenThe grape harvest in Niagara is well in hand with most white varieties safely in he house along with early-ripening reds such as Pinot Noir and Gamay. Continue reading

Charles Baker’s Picone Vineyard Riesling 2011 leads biggest Ontario wine release of the year at Vintages, plus details on Taste Local event, reviews of top Niagara wines

DSC_3370Oh, boy, get ready for an onslaught of Ontario wines as a multipronged promotion between the LCBO and Wine Country Ontario brings its “Taste Local” event to stores across the province from Sept. 14 to Oct. 11. Continue reading

I. Am. A Canadian Wine Drinker. And I have no idea what that means. Searching for clarity in a murky sea of diverging identities from coast to coast

I-Am-Canadian-LogoI am a Canadian wine drinker. Yes, I drink Canadian Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, that’s a given, but L’Acadie Blanc, Léon Millot, Marechal Foch and even Zweigelt all find their way into my glass from time to time. Hell yes, I am Canadian and I never discriminate, so if I see a Nebbiolo, Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara or anything appassimento, fill me up. I am nothing if not polite, because I am Canadian. Continue reading

LCBO gearing up for big September local release, but there are a few gems available Saturday, plus a great Pinot Noir from Sperling Vineyards (B.C.)

ann copyThe last release of August at Vintages features a sparse selection of Ontario wines as our government monopoly mega-retailer gears up for it largest promotion of Ontario wines coming in September. Continue reading

Norman Hardie Chardonnay, Redstone Riesling top picks from Vintages Niagara wine release this weekend

xnorm poursThe Vintages release at the LCBO this Saturday is smaller than usual for Ontario wines, likely because of its upcoming focus on the region in September. But there are a couple of wines to take note of.
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