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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

Two B.C. wineries with a Niagara connection: Mission Hill, Township 7 wines in review

Mission Hill wine

By Rick VanSickle

The competition for winemakers between the Okanagan Valley and Niagara has always been fierce with a constant exchange of talent between Canada’s main wine regions. Continue reading

Put some pop into your New Year’s with these top Niagara sparkling wines

Best Ontario sparkling wine

By Rick VanSickle
What are you pouring to usher in the New Year? We have 10 suggestions culled from the best Niagara sparkling wines we tasted this year. Continue reading

The Most Thrilling Niagara Wines for 2016, plus the Red and White Wine of the Year

Best Ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

We have tasted an ocean of wines here at Wines In Niagara this year, the vast majority from the Niagara region. After poring over hundreds of reviews, we offer the Top 10 Most Thrilling Niagara Red and White Wines of 2016. Continue reading

Freaks and geeks: Niagara’s Leaning Post winery takes a walk on the wild side of wine

Best Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

Leaning Post winemaker/owner Ilya Senchuk (above in the barrel cellar) is not your prototypical wine baron in Niagara. He and his wife Nadia have carved out their niche from years of hard work and pouring their hard-earned cash (with help from friends and family) into a business that is still ramping up, still growing, and best of all, still exploring. Continue reading

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