Wines In Niagara

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Author: Rick VanSickle (page 2 of 216)

If you love fermented apples you don’t want to miss the Toronto cider fest in August

Canadian cider

If you like authentic Canadian cider — or want to discover what all the fuss is about — there is one place you need to be on Aug. 24-25. Continue reading

Five burning questions for the three Speck Brothers on the 30th anniversary of Niagara’s Henry of Pelham

Niagara winery

By Rick VanSickle

The 30th anniversary photograph suggested for Niagara’s three Speck Brothers — Paul, Matthew and Daniel — was for the trio to strike a philosopher-style pose against the backdrop of their Niagara winery, Henry of Pelham. Continue reading

Tasting Burning Kiln wines with winemaker Lydia Tomek, plus a few tasty new releases from Niagara’s Fielding Estate

ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

If you haven’t been to Norfolk County to visit Burning Kiln, one the area’s pioneering and key wineries in the still emerging wine region, or any other of the wineries there, you are missing out on a unique experience. Continue reading

Canadian Wine Wire: A new cider with a message, Niagara Vintages releases, Thirty Bench’s big award and CVA’s honour roll

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Wines in Niagara recently had a taste of the new D’Ont Poke the Bear Cider, the newest creation from Andrew von Teichman and Allan Jackson, who also produce VQA Ontario wines under the same label that comes with an important anti-bullying message. Continue reading

Something to celebrate: B.C.’s Culmina turns five this fall (we have reviews, plus a look at new wines from Monte Creek Ranch)

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

A pioneering family that helped blaze the trail for B.C.’s flourishing wine industry will raise a glass to five fruitful years for Culmina Family Estate Winery when Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs host a fifth anniversary celebration at their Golden Mile Bench estate Sept. 14-16. Continue reading

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