Posts by Wine Lovers Niagara

COVID UPDATE

Covid UpdateThe province will be going to stage 1 on June 11. Under stage 1, group tours are still not allowed. For some insane reason, 2 persons are now considered a group!One the otherhand, it is perfectly OK for a person or couple to hire a driver to take a local trip.If that driver has…

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Wine Tasting at Home

Between the Lines Winery is launching an interesting venture, – not so virtual tastings. It’s simple, order wines from BTL, then arrange a Zoom meeting with one of their hosts. They’ll give you a complete tasting session just like being at the winery but in the safety of your own home. You could even have…

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Support Your Local Winery !

Support Your Local Winery All Niagara wineries are now under lockdown for the next few weeks. A few of the larger wineries have LCBO listings to help them along. For most smaller producers only pick up of telephone orders and on-line orders are allowed. Some wineries do have vigorous wine club sales. This is a…

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Covid And The Wineries

2020 was a very interesting year in wine country, to say the least. On the good side, the virus did not impact the agricultural and production side of the business. Indeed, 2020 is going to be a landmark vintage. The quality of the crop seems to be even better than the great 2016 vintage. The…

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Wine Tours – The Lowdown

There are several dozen wine tour options for the Niagara wine region. Almost all are offering transportation to and from wineries, plus wine tastings at them. Vehicles range from large buses (20-40 people), minivans ( 8-16 Passengers), SUVs, Wagons, and passenger cars. There are limousines, English style taxi-cabs, and even a Jeep or two. Hardier…

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Notes On Tasting Notes

Wine magazines and catalogs are used to sell wines. Colour, aroma, and taste are all described to give buyers a sense of the wine on offer. They use descriptors like “laced with ripe pear, “”Apples and honey on the nose,” “complex aromas of spiced oak and black fruit.” A bold red wine may be described…

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Wine Tastings, What’s The Big Deal?

Wine tasting is not the same as drinking wine. Drinking wine is sharing a bottle of your favourite wine with a friend and settling down to relax.Tasting wine is trying small samples of other wines to educate yourself about wines you may not have known. If you are lucky, you’ll find one or two to…

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Please Sir, May I Have More?

A subtle twist from a guy named Oliver.The typical Niagara bus tour is drive, taste ( maybe buy) then drive and taste some more. In the old days, that was the way it was.Nowadays, many wineries are offering extras to encourage folks to stay longer, and, of course, maybe spend more. Sit and enjoy a…

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Time To Wine A Little.

I was urged to start a wine blog earlier this year, but with covid closures, it would have been just whining, not wining. Now positive wine news overflows.I will blog about wines, touring, my winery partners, and other things in the wine world. Now it’s wining and dining, not just whining.First Blog… BIG DEAL! REALLY…

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