Wines In Niagara

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Author: Rick VanSickle (page 1 of 184)

When you open a 51-year-old bottle of wine and this happens …

By Rick VanSickle

In 1966 I remember clearly (without giving away my age) my mom and dad dancing wildly and singing way too loud to the melodious song These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra. Continue reading

Beer Ye! Beer Ye! The Niagara Ale Trail points the way to good craft beer in the region

Niagara beer

By Jill Currie
It has often been said that it takes a lot of good beer to make good wine, and that’s certainly true when it comes to Niagara as a wine destination. Continue reading

Pair of wonderful Niagara Rieslings leads Vintages wine release Saturday; plus a beauty from Guigal and a wild/weird cider

Best Niagara Riesling

By Rick VanSickle

If you love Niagara Riesling (and, hey, who doesn’t) you are going love the Vintages release this Saturday. Continue reading

Canadian wine industry contributes $9B to national economy — isn’t it about time we freed the grapes?

By Rick VanSickle

The numbers are staggering — the Canadian wine and grape industry contributes $9 billion in economic impact to the Canadian economy — but it is the lost potential that we should be most concerned with. Continue reading

Preview of upcoming Kacaba wines from Niagara, plus Vintages’ March 4 Niagara wine release highlights

By Rick VanSickle

Not a huge selection of Niagara wines released last Saturday at Vintages, but there are a couple of gems, and if you’re a fan of all Canadian wines, there is a fairly large contingent of wines from the Okanagan. Continue reading

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