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Arterra MUST bring back Le Clos Jordanne from extinction; plus Canadian wines released at Vintages Saturday

Canada wines

By Rick VanSickle

Quick, name a flagship wine for Arterra Wines Canada. Right, didn’t think you could. 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

Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Niagara Wine 101

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

“I’m looking for a big red wine to surprise my husband on our anniversary. What can you recommend from Niagara? We want to support local. Oh, by the way, he only drinks red and loves Napa Valley.” Continue reading

Just another Friday in Niagara (well, not really)

By Rick VanSickle

On a straight country highway,
cool wind in my hair
Sweet smell of warm peaches,
rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance,
I see vines swaying in the breeze
My senses are heightened
and my sight zeroed in
I had to stop for a taste. Continue reading

When you open a 51-year-old bottle of wine and this happens …

By Rick VanSickle

In 1966 I remember clearly (without giving away my age) my mom and dad dancing wildly and singing way too loud to the melodious song These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra. Continue reading

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