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A grand tasting with the chefs of Cuvée 2013 at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls


By Michael Lowe

The 25th anniversary of Cuvée, held March 1 at Fallsview Casino, was, in many ways, a celebration of the event’s roots. No wine awards, no long-winded speeches – just great wine and food served in grand style. In other words, and in many ways, a big step forward. Continue reading

The challenges ahead for VQA wines in Ontario, plus the Vintage Chart for Ontario wines back to 2003

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You’d think the mood in Ontario wine country would be just a touch more buoyant. After all, 2012 provided another superb grape harvest, sales of VQA wines at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario are up by double digits and total production of VQA wines continues its steady climb. Continue reading

The mystery and intrigue behind Cave Spring’s The Adam Steps Riesling; plus a bevy of other Niagara wine releases


The Cave Spring Vineyard, located high up on a terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario on the Beamsville Bench, is easily one of Canada’s top three Riesling vineyards. Continue reading

Niagara’s Ridgepoint winery draws inspiration from Italian roots


The real estate Ridgepoint Wines enjoys is ideally positioned adjacent to John Howard’s Megalomaniac vineyards and across the road from the over-achieving Tawse Winery on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment in Vineland’s Twenty Mile Bench. Continue reading

Full bodied red wines from Niagara’s best years being released at Vintages Saturday


The February blahs got you down? Tired of the crazy warm, cold, killer storm, warm, cold, yin and yang of this winter yet? I know I am. But I am finding solace in the big comfort wines of Niagara. Continue reading

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