Category Archives: Niagara Wine Reviews

Reviews by Rick

Kevin Panagapka adds a zero dosage sparkling wine to his Niagara vineyard-driven portfolio of 2027 Cellars wines

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I have tasted every wine that Kevin Panagapka, above, has made in Niagara under his virtual banner of 2027 Cellars. His attention to detail in sourcing grapes and making wines in a style that he himself likes to drink has always impressed me. Continue reading

Township 7, Bartier Scholefield, Tinhorn Creek; A taste of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley in review

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There is a lot of talk these days about Canadian wines and what they are, but our biggest barrier to discovering wines from our own country are the provincial borders that prevent the free-flow of wine between jurisdictions. Continue reading

Syrah, wonderful Syrah, finds a new champion in Ontario

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Sommelier William Predhomme, above, has a dream; a beautiful dream that is all about Ontario Syrah. It consumes him as he mounts a quest to put this under-appreciated grape in the hearts and on the palates of wine lovers everywhere. Continue reading

Shake off that dreadful winter; the Saturday Vintages release of Niagara wines can help you forgot the polar vortex

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We’re seeing signs of spring around these parts, subtle, but nonetheless the worst does appear to be over. Continue reading

Tasting the thrilling Small Lot Rieslings from Thirty Bench makes one wonder; Why don’t we have Riesling Warrior in Niagara?

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It’s a question I ask winemaker Emma Garner, above, pretty much every time I see her. When will Niagara Riesling ever get the recognition it most certainly deserves? Continue reading