Wines In Niagara

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Author: Rick VanSickle (page 3 of 218)

A $14 red wine superstar from Niagara’s Reif Winery (and the rest of the portfolio is pretty damn good, too)

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Maybe it’s the big smile that crosses Roberto DiDomenico’s face every single time I taste with him in his elegantly appointed barrel cellar at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake that offers the biggest clue. Continue reading

B.C. Wine Report: Township 7 increases vineyard holdings, reviews for Tinhorn, Hester Creek, Township 7 plus winemaker Dwight Sick makes a move

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

Township 7 has acquired the Blue Terrace Vineyard in Oliver, a gorgeous piece of property located on the north end of the renowned Black Sage Bench. Continue reading

Filling in the gaps with Ontario cider, plus wine reviews for Tawse, Redstone and Niagara wine picks from the Vintages release Saturday

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

People may wonder why a winery with the pedigree of Niagara’s Tawse would even bother joining the Ontario craft cider boom.
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Hidden Bench proprietor Harald Thiel enjoys pushing the envelope with his wines on the minerally-rich Beamsville Bench

Beamsville Bench

By Rick VanSickle
Harald Thiel always has a trick or two up his sleeve at Hidden Bench, his terroir-inspired Beamsville Bench winery. Continue reading

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

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