GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON VIDAL BLANC

Vidal Blanc, a cross between Ugni blanc and Rayon d’Or, is a hardy, thick-skinned white grape variety. Created by Jean-Louis Vidal in France during the 1930’s, Vidal Blanc can be used to produce both dry and sweet wines. It’s a very versatile grape – it can be aged in wood, left on the vine for […]

WINE TRAVEL: Icewine from Niagara Peninsula, Canada

Niagara Peninsula is the largest and most productive wine region in Canada, located on the south-western corner of Lake Ontario. It’s well known for producing world-renowned Icewines, more Icewine is made on the Niagara Peninsula than anywhere else on Earth. The climate is unique in that the summers are hot enough to ripen many grape […]