Wines In Niagara

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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 1 of 115)

Reviews are by Rick VanSickle and Michael Lowe

The eminently crushable wines from Niagara’s Malivoire Wine Company

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By Rick VanSickle

The confident and beaming smiles of the two men sitting at the tasting bar at Malivoire Wine Company tell an interesting story. Continue reading

Your best bets for Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday, plus Ontario’s first certified organic cider at the LCBO

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By Rick VanSickle

After a rather chilly spring in Niagara, vineyards really got popping only in the last two weeks — now it’s an explosion of grape buds and high hopes for Vintage 2018. Continue reading

Heart-felt lament, for the love of Riesling in the house of Riesling at Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Niagara Riesling

By Rick VanSickle

It is as frustrating as it is perplexing; the dismissive shrug and glassy-eyed stare you get when pulling out a bottle of top-notch Niagara Riesling for friends. Continue reading

Rainbow of pink splashes into Vintages stores Saturday, plus: CCOVI honours top VQA promoters, and EastDell’s shatterproof single-serving wines

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By Rick VanSickle

It will be a rainbow of pink at Vintages stores on Saturday, with no less than 15 different rosés in all styles and hues being released from around the world. Continue reading

Our (new) writer makes it her mission to get to know Ravine’s (new) chief winemaker Ben Minaker

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Story/Photos By Lindsay Schwenker

For a long time now I have been a lover of all things “Ravine Winery.” These guys are always finding ways to step out from the crowd — everything from the food to the wines and, of course, the ciders. Continue reading

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