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News stories by Rick

‘A true legend’ of the Ontario craft cider industry: Grant Howes dies at home in Prince Edward County

This is a hard story to write, the death of a close friend, a buddy, a pal — the passing of a gentle bear of a man who was forever smiling and laughing, the joy oozing from every fibre of his being. Continue reading

The Wine Wire: Giving the boot to ICB wines, new head of WGAO, nominate a VQA promoter and Niagara releases at Vintages

Canada wine

By Rick VanSickle

The long — and often painful — road to respectability for Canadian wines (from grapes grown by our farmers and bottled by Canadian wineries with no imported juice) has taken many twists and turns over its relatively young history. Continue reading

A barrel of fun: The glitz, glamour, wine and food of Niagara’s favourite winter celebration

Niagara Icewine

By Monica Kosior

This past weekend officially kicked off the Icewine festivities in Niagara. Whether you were dressing up or bundling up — Niagara offered plenty to do! Continue reading

Let the Icewine flow! Three weeks of celebrating the sweet stuff in Niagara

Ontario Icewine

By Rick VanSickle

While the 2016 Icewine harvest got off to an early start, with the first of the frozen grapes being picked before Christmas, that won’t dampen the enthusiasm for revelers converging on Niagara to celebrate that iconic and uniquely sweet Canadian elixir. Continue reading

Brock’s first ‘Certificate in Ontario Wine’ online course begins in February

Ontario wine education

Brock University’s continuing education offerings are going digital — and when the Certificate in Ontario Wine online course begins next month, it will also be the Ontario wine industry’s first integrated online program specific to VQA wine. Continue reading

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