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Alvento, home of quality red blends, Viognier and Nebbiolo, told to sell winery

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It is a sad end to a rather wonderful chapter in Niagara wineries.

The delightful, warm and dedicated couple, Bruno Moos and Elyane Moos Grenier, along with their partner, Morrie Neiss, have ended their feud over the ownership of the Alvento Winery in Vineland, with a judge ruling that the 50-50 partners must sell the winery and vineyards and go their separate ways, Elyane told me today. I have not seen the court order and do not know all the details, but I can say that it is a devastating development for the Moos. Continue reading

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Charles Baker’s Riesling project debuts the Ivan Vineyard Riesling 2010, adding a second vineyard to the portfolio

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Charles Baker spends most of his time marketing and selling the wines of Niagara’s Stratus Vineyards. It’s a pretty sweet job that takes him on the road constantly to show the portfolio to sommeliers and restaurateurs  across the province.

It’s safe to say that Baker is a busy guy. But he still finds time to produce a nifty little Riesling that he carefully sources from choice Niagara fruit and bottles it under his own name. It’s made and sold at Stratus but it’s Baker who decides on fruit, style, yields and where to source what he feels are the best Riesling grapes in the region. Continue reading

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Another Prince Edward County wine adventure: Karlo, Hinterland, Old Third, Huff, Closson Chase, Rosehall Run

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HILLIER, Prince Edward County, Ont. — We’re making our way down the winding and twisting back roads of Prince Edward County, passing dairy farms, cash crops and fallow fields at a speedy clip. I’m with Suresh Doss, publisher of Spotlight Toronto, who knows these roads and this region better than most. Continue reading

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From Chateau Latour 2009 to some of the world’s best wine regions: A pile of international wine reviews

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A selection of international wine reviews that have appeared or will appear in Tidings Magazine and other wine publications. Continue reading

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Niagara wine reviews for the Vintages release Oct. 15: Le Clos, Reif Magician, J-T Shiraz, Lailey Riesling, Fielding Gris and more

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There’s a decent bounty of Niagara wines being released Saturday at Vintages not the least of which is one of the top new releases from Le Clos Jordanne and a really fine shiraz by Jackson Triggs from its Silver Series tier.

Here’s what’s available starting Saturday, Oct. 15. Check the LCBO website for availability. Continue reading