Wines In Niagara

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Author: Rick VanSickle (page 1 of 169)

If you don’t like Niagara Riesling you’re a f***ing idiot. Not convinced? Try these from Thirty Bench Wine Makers

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How does one of Niagara’s best Riesling-focused wineries improve upon an already stellar lineup of single-vineyard wines and estate bottlings? Continue reading

The rapid rise of craft cider in Ontario, and one grocery giant’s bold commitment

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While the rise in popularity of craft cider in Ontario has been something to behold, the speed at which they wrangled their way into grocery stores has been nothing short of miraculous. Continue reading

Hot off the grape vine: CCOVI’s milestone birthday, new LCBO boss, Ontario grape prices rise, cider now in grocery stores

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Dec. 11, 1996 — Brock University establishes the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Bill Cade (centre), Brock’s Dean of Math and Science, is flanked by (from left) grape and wine industry leaders Bruce Walker, Donald Ziraldo, John Neufeld and John Howard.

A round up of news that has an impact on the Ontario wine industry from news releases sent to Wines In Niagara. Continue reading

Niagara’s Malivoire Wine Company perfecting core business: Rosé, Gamay and Chardonnay

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Malivoire Wine Company is one of those wineries in Niagara that is comfortable in its own skin. There is a cadence about how they do their business: slowly and steadily identifying key varietals and styles and building on them. Continue reading

Sheep labour, honest Niagara wines help define Featherstone Winery’s farm-to-table approach

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The picture hanging behind the tasting room bar at Featherstone Estate Winery in Vineland is a constant reminder of the four-legged work force that moves into the estate vineyard annually in the first week of July. Continue reading

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