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Solid as a Rock: Tasting with veteran winemaker Sheppard at his new digs at Flat Rock Cellars

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

When last we chatted, winemaker David Sheppard was adjusting to new owners at Coyote’s Run Winery and was excited about the challenges ahead at the St. David’s winery. Continue reading

Veteran B.C. winemaker Howard Soon becomes Master Winemaker at Vanessa Vineyard

B.C. wine

Legendary B.C. winemaker Howard Soon, who recently “retired” from Andrew Peller Ltd. after 37 years, has now joined Vanessa Vineyard as the winery’s master winemaker, the winery announced today. Continue reading

Heat, glorious heat for Niagara harvest; plus top Vintages picks, Vineland’s new “amber” wine and a boxed wine that’s easy to love

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Ontario is in the thick of it now, a furious rush to bring in the grape harvest for another year. Continue reading

The Wine Wire: New boss at Niagara Wine Festival, Grape King 2017, Scotch meets Icewine, Peller deal news

Niagara wine

The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival has announced a new executive director to replace the departing Kimberly Hundertmark. 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

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