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Oxley Estate Riesling – Lake Erie North Shore VQA

It is so rewarding to find great wines from micro-climates that most people may have never heard about! It is just a matter of time before the world discovers that wineries from Ontario, Canada along the Lake Erie North Shore are making world class wines on a regular basis. There are about a dozen wineries in this area with more

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Chardonnay 2012

This is one of the most popular stops on the Beamsville Bench near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Thirty Bench Winery is very rustic from the outside with beautiful views of the town of Beamsville and Lake Ontario. But the inside of the winery is very upscale and sophisticated with hardwood floors and lots of tasting tables. You just get

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Angel’s Gate Archangel Pinot Noir Brut Rosé 2009

If the Angels have been stashing away their favorite wines, then they forgot to lock the gate because one of the best sparkling Rosés have just been discovered here! Angels Gate Winery is from the Niagara region of Canada and proves award winning wines can come from places you may least expect. And you thought Canada only had hockey, beer,

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2010 Sprucewood Shores Meritage Hawk’s Flight Reserve

Dedicated to the Hawks migration across Southwestern Canada, this red blend is just as exciting! A sumptuous Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc will make your senses take flight. Deep garnet in color with aroma’s of ripe red berries, red licorice, and cedar. Across the palate, full bodied and bold but with a nice velvety texture. Flavors

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A Garden of Summer Rosés

When Summer is coming up “Rosés”, then we must take advantage and sip them in. So many varieties, flavors, and smells…how can we try them all in just 13 short summer weeks? Colors that go from a pink salmon to a deep cranberry hue. They just scream fun, flavor, and festivities! Just as a rose can be wild and briery,

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Trius at Hillebrand Sparkling Brut (non-vintage)

After tasting this sparkling wine tonight from Trius Winery at Hillebrand in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada, I look for reasons to drink sparkling wine much more often! I bought this bottle from my last visit to Trius Winery last summer and it was definitely worth the wait. Great sparkling and great memories from a winery that loves to please the public palate.

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2010 Pelee Island Winery Chenin Blanc Vidal

What a delicious and savory white from Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada! The color of the wine was daybright yellow in my glass. Aroma’s of citrus, pineapple, and melon tantalized my senses! Mouth feel was medium in weight with a good acidity level. Flavors of young white peach, melon, and pineapple abound! On my second sip, more tropical fruit, mineral, and

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2009 Colaneri Stellucha Riesling Riserva

Some wines you sip and savor and others you can’t help but “experience”. This Colaneri Stellucha Riesling Riserva is one wine to experience and enjoy. We call the wines we bring home from our wine journeys “Postcards” and this is a wonderful postcard from our past trip to the Niagara region in Canada last summer. We enjoy the wine, relive

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Wine Review: Pelee Island Winery “Secco” (Prosecco)

We enjoy visiting wineries and drinking wine from all of the Great Lakes Region! And Canada is no different. In fact, from where we live in Southeast Michigan, Canada is actually our closest wine region. We recently visited one of the largest Canadian wineries called Pelee Island Winery and they produce an excellent amount of quality, flavorful wines! One of

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