On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Report from - New Vintages Festival Passport Tour - June 16-17, 2007

19 Jun 2007

Ah ... the Niagara new vintages festival, probably the lesser known of the big three Niagara Festivals, which are (in order of importance) the Wine (September) and Icewine (January) festivals, and encompass the whole of the Niagara region and its wineries.  Participating wineries are featured in the guidebook and have an array of new wines (mainly whites) for you to try.  Some have pairings of food; others do comparative flights of wine from back vintages, while others offer tours of the winery.  29 wineries in total participated in this year's passport (Discovery Pass) offerings, below you'll find highlights of the one’s I attended.

First, let me explain this year's passport program ... (Read More)


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Report from - New Vintages Grille - June 16, 2007

19 Jun 2007
The New Vintages Grille was an opportunity for 27 wineries to open and pour two of their new wines.  Some of these same wineries were taking part in the Discovery Pass program, while others used this as their only opportunity to meet and greet the wine buying public.  Colio came all the way from the Lake Erie North Shore to pour their newest, while 20 Bees took this opportunity to showcase a couple of theirs, mainly due to the lack of a facility to do so on their property at this time.  One winery in particular took the bull by the horns and brought only one wine to the party - and spun liquid gold with it – and it turned out to be the Highlight-Wine-of-the-Night ... (Read More)


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