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UPDATED: Devastating and heart-breaking wildfires in California wine country leaving a trail of destruction and, sadly, loss of life in its wake

California wildfires

Wildfires in California’s North Coast wine region, including the counties of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, have resulted in loss of life, evacuations and the loss of buildings and homes. Continue reading

Looking for advice on pairing wine with Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t look here

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Want to do Thanksgiving dinner wine right? Then think not of what you are about to put on your plate and more about the people around your table. Continue reading

Solid as a Rock: Tasting with veteran winemaker Sheppard at his new digs at Flat Rock Cellars

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

When last we chatted, winemaker David Sheppard was adjusting to new owners at Coyote’s Run Winery and was excited about the challenges ahead at the St. David’s winery. Continue reading

Veteran B.C. winemaker Howard Soon becomes Master Winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard

B.C. wine

Legendary B.C. winemaker Howard Soon, who recently “retired” from Andrew Peller Ltd. after 37 years, has now joined Vanessa Vineyard as the winery’s master winemaker, the winery announced today. Continue reading

Heat, glorious heat for Niagara harvest; plus top Vintages picks, Vineland’s new “amber” wine and a boxed wine that’s easy to love

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Ontario is in the thick of it now, a furious rush to bring in the grape harvest for another year. Continue reading

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