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Ontario wine wire: An electric tasting at Vineland Estate, Five Rows wines reviewed, and new Grape King named

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

The first couple of weeks leading up to the grape harvest in Niagara are full of angst, hope, trepidation, pride and (every so often) heart break. Continue reading

Niagara’s Five Rows Craft Wine has the recipe for success: Make good wine and they will come

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

By August of last year the Lowrey family had run out of its fastest selling Niagara wine, the Five Rows Craft Wine Sauvignon Blanc. Continue reading

The vintage that came in from the cold – what to expect from the 2014 polar vortex challenged wines in Ontario

hidden3I stole the headline from Prince Edward County’s Dan Sullivan, but it aptly describes one of the whackiest, most bizarre seasons of grape growing in Ontario’s history. That anyone will be sipping 2014 wines sometime in the very near future is a miracle in itself. Continue reading

The Fantastic Four: Exciting new Niagara wineries that are setting the bar for excellence

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SOMEWHERE IN NIAGARA — I travel these country roads often, past the roadside fruit stands, row after row of vigorous vines swaying in the summer breeze and farmers tending to their corn, potatoes, peaches, grapes and whatever else turns dirt into cash. Continue reading

You say Shiraz, he says Syrah; the thrilling wines from Five Rows Craft Wine in Niagara

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It’s largely ceremonial, of course, but Wes Lowrey makes the point brilliantly as he pulls out a pen and deftly scratches out the word “Shiraz” and scribbles beside it “Syrah.” Continue reading

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