By Rick VanSickle
It’s another stinkin’ hot day during the endless summer of 2016 in Ontario; it’s well into the 30s with a low, stifling haze of humidity cutting through what little clothing one can get away with on this vineyard jaunt. I am sweating profusely. Continue reading
By Michael Lowe
February’s deep-freeze has descended on Niagara vineyards (Stratus pictured above) but the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake have something to distract you from the cold. Days of Wine and Chocolate, held each weekend this month, has some great pairings on offer. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for passport holders. Continue reading
Charles Baker spends most of his time marketing and selling the wines of Niagara’s Stratus Vineyards. It’s a pretty sweet job that takes him on the road constantly to show the portfolio to sommeliers and restaurateurs across the province.
It’s safe to say that Baker is a busy guy. But he still finds time to produce a nifty little Riesling that he carefully sources from choice Niagara fruit and bottles it under his own name. It’s made and sold at Stratus but it’s Baker who decides on fruit, style, yields and where to source what he feels are the best Riesling grapes in the region. Continue reading