Wines In Niagara

A local perspective

Author: Rick VanSickle (page 1 of 167)

Exploring the spring wine releases from B.C.’s Tinhorn Creek, Evolve Cellars and 40 Knots

Evolve Cellars Winery and Vineyard credit Chris Stenberg

Tasting through a wide range of B.C. wines, as I am fortunate to do on a semi-regular basis, I am always excited by the sky’s-the-limit attitude of winemakers in the “can-do” province. Continue reading

The Big Wine Post: New reviews for David Hearn, Vineland Estates, Kacaba, Henry of Pelham, Chateau des Charmes, Niagara Vintages releases and much more

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Spring has fully sprung in Ontario at long last and the buds on the grape vines are bursting into full leaf. It is a glorious time to get out there and taste the bounty of what Ontario farmers have to offer. Continue reading

In the Cradle of the Daiquiri (and one wild ride to Havana in a ’57 Fairlane)

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HAVANA, Cuba — Hurtling down the rutted roads of Cuba in a lime green 1957 Ford Fairlane in search of the perfect daiquiri seems a little bizarre, if not completely nuts. Continue reading

Roundup of Niagara wine news: Niagara College lifts ‘spirits’, new grape grower chair, a Hip new wine, VQA wines get a cash boost

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A roundup of news from Niagara wine country includes plans for an artisan distillery program being launched at Niagara College, Tragically Hip’s latest wine creation from Stoney Ridge, a new chair elected for the Grape Growers of Ontario and a $2.25 million cash infusion to help boost sales of Ontario’s Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines. Continue reading

Top Canadian wines hit the auction block; plus Niagara wines featured at Vintages release Saturday

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There’s a decent selection of Niagara and B.C. wine gems hidden among the 353 lots of some of the finest and rarest wines on Earth that go under the gavel May 16-24 at the Fine Wine Online Auction. Continue reading

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