Wines In Niagara

A local perspective

Author: Rick VanSickle (page 1 of 174)

In conversation with Chef McLeod about his dream — the opening of Bolete in downtown St. Catharines


Intro: So, a warning, dear reader. Life sometimes clutters that clear path and blurs the lines of objectivity. We don’t live our lives in a bubble, at least I don’t, and stuff happens. Continue reading

Queylus reserve Pinot Noir leads the Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday, plus new wines from Tawse and Redstone


Saturday’s Halloween release of Niagara wines offers some tasty treats from many of the top main varieties that do so well in this climate.
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Five years of crushing it at OCP in B.C. — New wine reviews for Haywire, Narrative, Tinhorn Creek and Monte Creek Ranch


The Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, B.C., celebrated its fifth anniversary in September.  It seems like it’s been around for much longer than that. Continue reading

100 points for this Niagara Riesling (and I haven’t even tasted it yet)


One hundred points out of one hundred. That’s my score for Fielding Estate’s Theo Block Riesling 2015. Continue reading

UPDATED with Karl Kaiser comments: Constellation Canadian wine company deal ‘a good thing for the industry,’ says Harry McWatters


It was a decade ago that the shocking news was delivered: On June 1, 2006, Canada’s largest and most successful wine company Vincor was officially sold to the gigantic American company Constellation Brands for $36.50 a share plus a 15% dividend. Continue reading

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