Tag Archives: Pinot Gris

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

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From around the world, a round-up of some great wines for your enjoyment

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Aside from focusing on the wines from Ontario on this website, I do taste a lot of wines from outside the borders of Canada. Continue reading

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Tasting select B.C. wines from JoieFarm, Tinhorn, Stag’s Hollow, Fort Berens and Sandhill

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OLIVER, B.C. — The beautiful and bountiful Okanagan Valley was our ultimate destination for the family’s annual summer vacation. Continue reading