Vqa

    The art of the blend at Stratus Vineyards offers a revolving portfolio of wines each and every vintage

    Stratus likes to call it “the right to free assemblage.” Therein lies the philosophy behind everything the Niagara-on-the-Lake winery does with its wine program. The art of the blend forms the basis of the hierarchy at Stratus; first establish the top tier Stratus Red and White from the best grapes produced at the estate then work down from there.

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    A slew of summer wines from Ontario reviewed from Fielding, Tawse, EastDell, Colio, Chateau des Charmes, Trius and 13th Street. Cheers!

    Ahhh, summer, where the living is easy and the wine better fit perfectly on the porch, dock or poolside or we just aren’t drinking it. Give me fresh. Give me easy. Give me juicy fruit. Is that too much to ask for? It hasn’t been the greatest of summers, at least where I live in Niagara.

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