Tag Archives: Pinot Gris

Damage to Ontario’s grape crop from deep freeze: ‘It’s bad, but not devastating’

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The numbers from early January’s deep freeze in Ontario are trickling in and for those in the grape and wine industry it’s not good news. Continue reading

Niagara’s Most Thrilling Red, White, Sweet and Sparkling Wines of 2013, plus top red and white wines of the year

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It is one of the most frustrating exercises of the year. Poring over reviews from the past 12 months and trying to recall from the hundreds and hundreds of Niagara wines that were tasted which ones left such an indelible impression that they make this arbitrary “best-of” list. Continue reading

13th Street winemaker J.P. Colas chases the purest expression from Niagara’s mineral-rich vineyards

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There is no question that Niagara can produce some pretty awesome Chardonnay. The cool climate and mineral-enriched soils provide the perfect ingredients for personable and elegant Chardonnays that can comfortably stand beside some of the finest wines in the world. Continue reading

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The Fantastic Four: Exciting new Niagara wineries that are setting the bar for excellence

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SOMEWHERE IN NIAGARA — I travel these country roads often, past the roadside fruit stands, row after row of vigorous vines swaying in the summer breeze and farmers tending to their corn, potatoes, peaches, grapes and whatever else turns dirt into cash. Continue reading

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Smitten by the people, charm and wines of Prince Edward County

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HILLIER, Prince Edward County — I’m lost, as usual, making the transition from Closson Chase to Norman Hardie despite some excellent directions from Rick Bates. Continue reading