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The sheep days of summer: Sparse selection of Niagara wines at Vintages release, plus reviews for new B.C. winery Vanessa Vineyard


The dog days (or sheep days, if you prefer) of this long, hot summer continue with another meager offering of local wines at the Vintages release Saturday at LCBO stores. Continue reading

13th Street Winery’s strongest portfolio yet: stunning bubbles, Riesling, Gamay and Syrah


When 13th Street Winery released its first vintage dated sparkling wine in 2013, which was six years in the making, it instantly solidified its place among the best bubbly producers in Niagara. Continue reading

These Creekside folks just aren’t normal; and thank goodness for that!


Irreverence isn’t just a buzzword at Creekside, it’s a way of life. It has been that way for as long as I have tasted the wines from this Niagara winery. Continue reading

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


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

A mini wine tasting adventure through Niagara-on-the-Lake with stops at Two Sisters, Lailey Vineyard and Oast House Brewers with a nod to the El Gastronomo crew

sisterbarrelsIt appeared seemingly out of nowhere — an architectural dream built on John Street, close to the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the high-rent district of Niagara’s wine country. Continue reading

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