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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 1 of 109)

Reviews are by Rick VanSickle and Michael Lowe

Focus on the Okanagan’s Hester Creek; plus Niagara’s Vineland Estate, Fielding, Flat Rock and King’s Court

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle
The last time I had a taste of The Judge from Hester Creek on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan it was during a whirlwind visit through the valley in 2011. Continue reading

Arterra MUST bring back Le Clos Jordanne from extinction; plus Canadian wines released at Vintages Saturday

Canada wines

By Rick VanSickle

Quick, name a flagship wine for Arterra Wines Canada. Right, didn’t think you could. Continue reading

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

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

Niagara’s Richard Liu wants to put Ontario ciders on the world stage, and he just might do it

Ontario cider

By Rick VanSickle

Richard Liu, above, has a plan and, oh boy, it’s a big one. He is not content with aiming at total domination of taps at Ontario bars and shelf space at the LCBO and grocery stores, though he’s doing quite well with that. Continue reading

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