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A review of the Niagara grape harvest 2011: A wild season of rain, heat and even more rain

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Harvest 2011 will go down in the history books as one wild ride.

Spring began with endless rain and the vintage looked like it was heading for disaster. But the rains turned out to be a blessing, providing a reservoir as the summer turned extremely dry and hot. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XV): A lesson in acid, tannin and alcohol from Henry of Pelham

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the sixth post from Melissa Smits, a cellar/winery technician at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. This is Part XV of our #Harvest2011 reports. Continue reading

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New Niagara releases at Vintages Saturday: Megalomaniac, Cave Spring, Flat Rock, Tawse, 13th Street

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A varied selection of Niagara wines is being released at Vintages this Saturday, Oct. 29, including a coupl

e of lovely Rieslings, John Howard’s latest “Big Mouth” Merlot and a bistro red blend from 13th Street called Red Palette. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XIV): The grapes are all in at Rosewood Estate. Time to make the wines!

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Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the fourth post from William Roman at Rosewood Estate, and Part XIV in our series. Continue reading

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Niagara Grape Harvest 2011 (Part XIII): First Gamay crushed, Rock Pile Pinot Gris picked at Fielding Estate Winery

Note: We are following the 2011 grape harvest in Niagara through the writings of several Niagara insiders. This is the fifth  post from Richie Roberts, winemaker at Fielding Estate Winery. This is his report, the 13th in our series about #harvest2011. Continue reading