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After the fall: Life in The County could not be any better: Great wine, great people, great vibe

Prince Edward County wine

By Rick VanSickle

HILLIER, Prince Edward County — I’m loathe to even mention his name; how so quickly it became toxic, deservedly so, to utter it under any circumstances — but there we were in “King of the County” territory, the first time back since the king was king no more. Continue reading

UPDATED (2): Dearest Astrid Brummer, it’s all about pride, pride in authentic 100% Ontario wine

ontario wines

Dearest Astrid Brummer, can we talk for a minute about an issue that is near and dear to a lot of  hearts in this province — authentic Ontario wines, you know, the kind made with 100% VQA approved Ontario grapes? Continue reading

Wine Wire: Big #fail at newest LCBO store in Niagara, the Great Zackzky from Gretzky’s, flying rosés, and new wines at Vintages

Ontario winesBy Rick VanSickle

When you have that insatiable desire to celebrate all that it is to be Canadian what is one to do? Continue reading

A victory for Canadian wineries using 100% Canadian grapes, but blended wines not going anywhere (unfortunately)

Rick VanSickle

While the fight for truth in labelling on bottles of Canadian wines is now over, the white elephant in the room will continue to roam unfettered just as it always has. Continue reading

A shot fired at point-plonk range … and why it matters so much to Niagara wineries

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

The headline was full of promise: ‘From Ontario, Cool-Climate Wines of Beauty and Vision.’ And it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

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