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Friday, December 9, 2022
Editorial: At least the grapes look great in 2020

It’s the time of year in Niagara-on-the-Lake when we see grapes almost fully matured on the vine — and they look fantastic, picture-perfect this year.

But they don’t just make for good photo ops.

As reported by The Lake Report’s Jill Troyer this week, Niagara farmers and vintners are expecting this year’s crop to produce some outstanding wines due to a great growing season.

Congratulations to our farmers on a successful year. And thanks to Mother Nature for providing the conditions to make it so.

With the world’s challenges in 2020, it’s a refreshing break from the doom and gloom.

Sure, Donald Trump is making a mockery of democracy for our neighbours in the United States.

Sure, a second wave of COVID-19 has hit Canada, presenting more challenges for businesses that are already struggling and bringing renewed health worries along with it.

Sure, Eddie Van Halen is dead …

But, cheer up, at least we can look forward to sipping some great 2020 wines from our local wineries.

A bit of good wine might help to numb a bit of the pain that this year has wrought.

Read more about this year's incredible harvest season next week.