Wines In Niagara

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Author: Rick VanSickle (page 1 of 211)

The eminently crushable wines from Niagara’s Malivoire Wine Company

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

The confident and beaming smiles of the two men sitting at the tasting bar at Malivoire Wine Company tell an interesting story. Continue reading

Heart-felt lament, for the love of Riesling in the house of Riesling at Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Niagara Riesling

By Rick VanSickle

It is as frustrating as it is perplexing; the dismissive shrug and glassy-eyed stare you get when pulling out a bottle of top-notch Niagara Riesling for friends. Continue reading

Rainbow of pink splashes into Vintages stores Saturday, plus: CCOVI honours top VQA promoters, and EastDell’s shatterproof single-serving wines

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It will be a rainbow of pink at Vintages stores on Saturday, with no less than 15 different ros├ęs in all styles and hues being released from around the world. Continue reading

Change coming quickly now in B.C. wine country; plus new wine reviews for Culmina, JoieFarm and Fort Berens

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

Positive change is coming quickly now in B.C. wine country with new regions being recognized and the second sub-appellation in the Okanagan Valley ready to emerge. Continue reading

Welcome to J-L Groux’s chaotic world of master blending to create the best Niagara wines he possibly can at Stratus

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker J-L Groux (above) spends an inordinate amount of time carving up the Stratus Vineyard into chaotic little pieces only to be put them all back together again in a much more cohesive fashion. Continue reading

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