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First Bottles at Last House: a quick chat with new County winemaker André Gagné - Archives Wine & Spirit Merchants - bottle shop - liquor store - niagara - lcbo - free delivery - wine store - wine shop - st. catharines

First Bottles at Last House: a quick chat with new County winemaker André Gagné

Prince Edward County is a world class wine growing region and a serious alternative to Burgundy. Full stop. It has the potential to be recognised as such by knowledgeable wine consumers if enough producers focus on the grapes that do well. We need a greater critical mass of quality focused producers to gain more recognition around the world.  

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Distilling a sense of place; Adam Brierley of Ogham Craft Spirits - Archives Wine & Spirit Merchants - bottle shop - liquor store - niagara - lcbo - free delivery - wine store - wine shop - st. catharines

Distilling a sense of place; Adam Brierley of Ogham Craft Spirits

While I certainly can't tell you the difference between if the barley I'm using was grown in limestone or clay, I think there are still plenty of ways to impart a sense of place into every spirit. Don't forget that 'tradition' is one of the four elements of terroir.
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Letting the grapes do the talking; Black Bank Hill's Taylor Emerson - Archives Wine & Spirit Merchants - bottle shop - liquor store - niagara - lcbo - free delivery - wine store - wine shop - st. catharines

Letting the grapes do the talking; Black Bank Hill's Taylor Emerson

Not to limit all the great things that winemakers do, but winemaking is ideally about stewarding the grapes toward their natural destination.  Winemaking really comes into play when you need to fix problems or want to make wine in a very specific style.   We mostly want the grapes to tell us where they want to go, and so far, they have been pretty good at communicating that to us.
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