Wines In Niagara

A local perspective

Author: Rick VanSickle (page 1 of 204)

Sub-zero temperatures in Niagara mark the start of the icewine harvest at Henry of Pelham

Icewine

The Icewine harvest started in Niagara at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning when temperatures dropped below -8 C, the audited temperature for VQA rules, and Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery began picking Cabernet Franc grapes. Continue reading

Dial your holiday festive feast all the way up to 11 with these food and wine pairing tips

Christmas wine

By Peter Rod

As one of the biggest and best gastronomic weekends of the year fast approaches, it’s time to start paying attention to which wines you will pair with your traditional holiday feast. Continue reading

The goal at 2027 Cellars is to ‘showcase the terroir;’ plus Niagara wines hitting Vintages shelves Saturday

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

After 15 years of pushing the envelope in Niagara, winemaker Kevin Panagapka has found a comfortable cadence across the range of his portfolio that consists of Rieslings, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and traditionally made sparkling wines. Continue reading

Karl Kaiser’s remarkable life in Canadian wine: A tribute

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Who would have thought a casual dinner at a long shuttered tavern in Fonthill and a really horrible bottle of Château-Gai Sauterne would be the catalysts for the start of the modern wine industry in Canada? Continue reading

B.C. wine report: Duelling Chardonnays from McWatters and Culmina plus reviews for Evolve and Mission Hill

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

With nearly a century of experience in the Canadian wine industry between them, it never fails to amaze me how these two legends continue to produce great wines at the highest level in this country vintage after vintage. Continue reading

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