One can’t even sell you a bottle of his wine yet, and the other doesn’t have a winery, vineyards or retail store. But both Joe Di Profiio and Ilya Senchuk have similar dreams — to make top-notch wines from grapes grown in Niagara. They are two of Niagara’s newest entrants into the ever-expanding Ontario wine industry. Continue reading →
The release this Saturday at Vintages features a must Cab-Merlot from the stunning 2007 vintage, a delicious Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and some other reds that are worth the trip to your nearest LCBO. Continue reading →
Bangers are booming across wine country in a futile attempt to dissuade hungry birds that flock overhead looking for a free juicy meal below in the vineyards.
It means the grapes in Niagara are ripening, fall is rapidly approaching and vineyard crews are gathering to pick the first of the harvest, generally reserved for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that’s used in the region’s sparkling wines. Continue reading →
Some people have way too much time on their hands. Like the secret VQA police who prowl around the tasting rooms of Ontario wineries looking in every nook and cranny for horrible rules infractions that can ultimately result in a wine running afoul of regulations and possibly getting hauled off the shelves.
OK, so it wasn’t quite the Thrilla in Manila, but it did have the makings of medium-weight mini throw down between two guys who just happen to like good booze.
Like all good gatherings these days, it started with an innocent little tweet from William Roman, aka @willsroman, waxing poetically about a little rum-mixed tipple he had just whipped up and was quite enjoying. He made it sound like he was the God of Rum (in his quietly confident way) and was letting his peeps know via the Twitter feed. Continue reading →