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Harvest all around, big local wine release at Vintages next Saturday, and a whack of reviews

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Harvest is in full swing in Ontario as growers, winemakers and vineyard workers are busy bringing in the bounty from the 2015 vintage. Continue reading

The Rogue Rangers: Would be Canadian winemakers crafting wines off the grid

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Every so often, when time and distance permit, they come together for a board meeting and a few beers in a tiny, crowded Grimsby garage, to discuss the business at hand: Fermentation, pH, oak, battonage and the finer points of crafting a home-made wine that they can collectively call their own. Continue reading

Another cruel Ontario winter causing potentially wide-spread grape bud damage

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The recent cold snap in Ontario has had a potentially devastating effect on grape vines — the second winter in a row for wide-spread bud damage. Continue reading

Ontario Wine Vintage Charts for 1998-2014

harvest sliderMother Nature is cruel and never has she been more cruel than in 2014. We are still seeing the effects of the brutal winter and so-called polar vortex that swept through the vineyards of Ontario, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Continue reading

Tiers of Joy: Tasting the top bio-organic wines from Niagara’s Southbrook Vineyards and the most curious all-natural ‘orange’ wine from winemaker Sperling

annmainIt’s eerily quiet on the Sunday morning just after Christmas in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The long, periwinkle wall at Southbrook Vineyard shimmers even in the dull light of a dreary winter’s day in wine country. Continue reading

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