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Blog posts by Rick

#OldNiagara Stoney Ridge Cab Franc 1989 and Pinot 1994, Stonechurch Cab Franc 1997; plus Vintages Niagara wine releases Saturday

vmainA theme is emerging with the wines I’ve been tasting for this #OldNiagara feature I’ve embarked on. Continue reading

Taking a deeper look into the #OldNiagara Baco Noirs from 1989, 1991, 1995 and Henry of Pelham’s Reserve 2012: The series continues

mainLove it or hate it, Baco Noir is that most curious of grapes that just keeps hanging around in Ontario. It has an enigmatic hold on a lot of wine lovers, yet has a visceral affect on many others. Continue reading

A rant on the kitchen sink blends from Ontario that have hit epic proportions, plus Ontario Vintages wines release Saturday and new Kacaba reds

traditional-kitchen-sinksI’m in a very sour mood. So, bear with me here. Continue reading

I. Am. A Canadian Wine Drinker. And I have no idea what that means. Searching for clarity in a murky sea of diverging identities from coast to coast

I-Am-Canadian-LogoI am a Canadian wine drinker. Yes, I drink Canadian Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, that’s a given, but L’Acadie Blanc, Léon Millot, Marechal Foch and even Zweigelt all find their way into my glass from time to time. Hell yes, I am Canadian and I never discriminate, so if I see a Nebbiolo, Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara or anything appassimento, fill me up. I am nothing if not polite, because I am Canadian. Continue reading

The shocking stance that the boss of WGAO is taking on privatizing the booze business in Ontario. It’s downright scary

lcboAnyone else alarmed by the comments made by the boss of the Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario, which represents, according to them, 85% of all Ontario wines that are produced and sold in Ontario? Continue reading