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News stories by Rick

Enter the Dragon: Canada helps quench China’s growing thirst for wine


Tucked away in the heart of pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake, far off the beaten track, the grape-laden old vines sway ever so gently in the warm summer breeze. Continue reading

Brock Experts Tasting: Where ‘experts’ learn all about humility in wine tasting

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Damn you, Malbec. And damn you, J-L Groux and your Malbec (I’m only half kidding, of course, but damn it). Continue reading

The wines of Cuvee 2013: A good representation of the best of what Ontario does in VQA wines


One of the busiest wine weekends of the year in Niagara has come and gone and, it’s pretty safe to say, that to who all came to the revamped Cuvée gala, the best Niagara (with a smattering of other Ontario) wines were enjoyed. Continue reading

The challenges ahead for VQA wines in Ontario, plus the Vintage Chart for Ontario wines back to 2003

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You’d think the mood in Ontario wine country would be just a touch more buoyant. After all, 2012 provided another superb grape harvest, sales of VQA wines at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario are up by double digits and total production of VQA wines continues its steady climb. Continue reading

Straight From the Heart: Niagara winemaker releases Valentine’s Day wine in honour of friend who died of cancer


It is a heart-wrenching video, full of love, yes, but also the profound sadness that comes from losing a dear friend far too soon to breast cancer. Continue reading

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