Wines In Niagara

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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 2 of 114)

Reviews are by Rick VanSickle and Michael Lowe

Wine Wire: Rockway gets new owners, Niagara wines in spotlight at Vintages, a pét-nat is born, Canadian wineries flock to ProWein

Canadian wine

With the recent sale of Rockway Vineyards on Niagara’s Twenty Mile Bench to a mostly local ownership group there was some fear that the wine program would revert to what it was before winemaker David Stasiuk took the reins. Continue reading

On Cloudsley Nine: Niagara Pinot Noir project crafting sublime wines on Twenty Mile Bench (plus Vintages picks)

Niagara Pinot Noir

By Rick VanSickle

Pinot Noir can be a powerful paramour; once it has you under its amorous spell it can turn mere mortals into slobbering wrecks with just one taste from the right bottle. Continue reading

Sue-Ann Staff takes LCBO by storm with her Fancy Farm Girl wines, plus reviews for Cornerstone and Henry of Pelham

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

What started out as an experimental lifestyle brand of fun and affordable Niagara wines with flamboyant labels geared toward female drinkers has now turned into quite the popular hot seller at LCBO stores province-wide. Continue reading

A new winemaker, a new approach, and a new beginning for Niagara’s Rosewood Estate

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

You blink and you miss an entire evolution of a winery, a complete about-face in philosophy and style that has shaken the very core of what this hard-working family has done since startup — which isn’t that long ago. Continue reading

First B.C. wine reviews of 2018: Hester Creek, Township 7 and 40 Knots from the Comox Valley

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

We’re kicking off our first B.C. wine report of 2018 with reviews from three wineries spread across the province: Township 7, 40 Knots and Hester Creek. Continue reading

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