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CanadaWINE150: My four decades of Canadian wine and what I’ve learned

Canadian wine

Nova Scotia born wine/beer writer and consultant Craig Pinhey takes us through four decades of learning and writing about Canadian wine from coast to coast. You can see all columns on our #CanadaWINE150 series here. Continue reading

Happy 25th anniversary Trius Red, plus reviews for Peller wines, Chateau des Charmes, Henry of Pelham, Flat Rock and a whole bunch of bubbles


The family of wines under the Andrew Peller Limited umbrella — Trius, Andrew Peller, Thirty Bench Winery and Wayne Gretzky (in Ontario, with other brands in the Okanagan Valley) — makes a wide range of vino from entry level to ultra premium across a wide spectrum of styles, varieties and blends. Continue reading

Uncorking Niagara history: A rare tasting of 31 bottles of red wines dating back to 1980


They lived in dark, damp, cool cellars spread throughout Niagara and beyond most of their lives, passed over year after year, patiently waiting for their one moment in time to shine, to show us what they had become. Continue reading

Peter Mielzynski, founder of Hillebrand winery and PMA wine and spirits company, dies at age 94


A giant in the Canadian beverage industry and a pioneer in the Ontario industry has died at the age of 94. Peter Mielzynski died peacefully on April 7 at Joesph Brant Hospital in Burlington. Continue reading

Top 25 Most Thrilling Niagara Wines for 2015: Bachelder Wismer Chardonnay, Stratus Red Wines of the Year

wines of year 2015

By Rick VanSickle/Publisher of Wines In Niagara

This past summer I was witness to the chaos that is a Thomas Bachelder blending session. The mad scientist winemaker flipped through barrel samples of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays taking mental notes as he zipped from one oak barrique to the next. Continue reading

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