Tag Archives: Pinot Gris

Malivoire draws from the expertise of his winemakers (and their vineyards!); it’s a match made in heaven

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Thinking of a career as a winemaker at Malivoire Wine on the Beamsville Bench? You’d do well to include “vineyard owner” on your resume. Continue reading

Cuvée 2014, a celebration of Ontario’s most interesting wines according to the people who make them; top picks and favourites

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Wes Lowrey pours his Pinot Noir at Cuvee.

Cuvée 2014 has come and gone, a gala evening highlighted by Ontario’s top wineries showcasing what they feel is their winemakers’ most prized single wine (or at least what they wanted to present as a fine representation of what they do best). Continue reading

The nose knows: The expressive aromatics of Canadian white wines and what makes them so special

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As an impressionable neophyte weaned on the flowery yet oddly explicit ramblings of one Robert M. Parker the words always leaped out at me: acacia blossoms, candied oranges, botrytis, lychee, rosewater, verbena, quinine, bergamot, herbal tea, metallic shavings, cardamom, Louisiana steamed crawdads (I’m not kidding, it was a1999 Zind Humbrecht Clos Windsbul Gewurztraminer), spicy rosewater, smoky fennel, jellied apricot, almond cookie dough, creamed raspberries and gravel, yes, gravel! Continue reading

New Niagara wine releases from Tawse and the new North Shore Project Syrah; plus Vintages releases and more

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Tawse Winery, situated the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, is no stranger to success. Continue reading

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