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Welcome to J-L Groux’s chaotic world of master blending to create the best Niagara wines he possibly can at Stratus

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By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker J-L Groux (above) spends an inordinate amount of time carving up the Stratus Vineyard into chaotic little pieces only to be put them all back together again in a much more cohesive fashion. Continue reading

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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