Wines In Niagara

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2027 Cellar’s Niagara wines just keep getting better (and costing less), plus reviews for Calamus and The Roost

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

For 2027 Cellars winemaker and owner Kevin Panagapka, finding the sweet spot for pricing his Niagara wines has always been a moving target. Continue reading

RAW, RAW, RAW! Niagara’s Big Head releases funky red RAW wines (we have reviews), plus new releases from Redstone

niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Toronto Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner tweeted out a photo a couple of weeks ago with this caption: “Is this the most delicious wine ever grown in Niagara?” Continue reading

B.C. wine wire: Road 13 sold, Haywire honours, new winemaker at Black Hills, reviews for Road 13, Hester Creek, Noble Ridge

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

Anthony von Mandl, owner of the stunning Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, has added to his impressive wine properties in B.C. with the purchase of Road 13 Vineyards from the Luckhurst family. Continue reading

A word about Niagara red wines from 2015, plus Pillitteri reviews and Vintages highlights from this Saturday’s release

Niagara red wines

By Rick VanSickle

After tasting a fair amount of Niagara red wines from 2015, there are some truths to be told about them. Continue reading

British wine writer treated to world’s largest tasting of Canadian sparkling wines at Brock

Ontario sparkling wine

More than 130 bottles of sparkling wines from across Canada were part of a tasting at Brock University’s CCOVI.

More than 130 bottles of sparkling wine from four provinces were popped for a British wine writer at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute last Thursday, in what was described by CCOVI as the world’s largest tasting of Canadian sparkling wine. Continue reading

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