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UPDATED: Norm Hardie wines being pulled from wine lists at top Niagara restaurants

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At least two top Niagara restaurants have pulled Norman Hardie wines off their lists in response to allegations of wide-ranging pattern of sexual advances and sexual harassment levelled at the celebrity Prince Edward County winemaker and owner of his namesake winery. Continue reading

Canadian sparkling winemakers Italy bound, plus some fabulous Niagara (and B.C.) wines released at Vintages Saturday

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By Rick VanSickle

Fizz Club, a networking group for Canadian sparkling winemakers, is trading in its usual classroom meeting spot at Brock University for the scenic views of the Italian countryside next week. Continue reading

Atlantis Rising: A new Niagara winery featuring icewines and ciders set to open doors on July 1

Niagara winery

By Rick VanSickle

It has emerged slowly but surely from the flat lands of Niagara’s portion of the Lake Ontario shoreline between Vineland and Beamsville. Continue reading

A sommelier’s list of the top five best-value Old World wines that you can buy at the LCBO

LCBO wines

By Peter Rod

In all my years as a sommelier, wine programs consultant, and wine educator the one question I get asked by consumers and students most often is what wine I drink from the LCBO. In other words, what is the ‘house’ wine chez Peter? Continue reading

23 great Canadian rosés to help you celebrate International Rosé Day on Saturday. You’re welcome

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By Rick VanSickle

In honour of International Rosé Day on Saturday, and the rosé soirées happening all over Niagara wine country this weekend, we offer a roundup of some of the best rosés in Ontario and B.C. Continue reading

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