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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 2 of 119)

Reviews are by Rick VanSickle and Michael Lowe

Hidden Bench proprietor Harald Thiel enjoys pushing the envelope with his wines on the minerally-rich Beamsville Bench

Beamsville Bench

By Rick VanSickle
Harald Thiel always has a trick or two up his sleeve at Hidden Bench, his terroir-inspired Beamsville Bench winery. Continue reading

Tasting Burning Kiln wines with winemaker Lydia Tomek, plus a few tasty new releases from Niagara’s Fielding Estate

ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

If you haven’t been to Norfolk County to visit Burning Kiln, one the area’s pioneering and key wineries in the still emerging wine region, or any other of the wineries there, you are missing out on a unique experience. Continue reading

Canadian Wine Wire: A new cider with a message, Niagara Vintages releases, Thirty Bench’s big award and CVA’s honour roll

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Wines in Niagara recently had a taste of the new D’Ont Poke the Bear Cider, the newest creation from Andrew von Teichman and Allan Jackson, who also produce VQA Ontario wines under the same label that comes with an important anti-bullying message. Continue reading

Something to celebrate: B.C.’s Culmina turns five this fall (we have reviews, plus a look at new wines from Monte Creek Ranch)

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

A pioneering family that helped blaze the trail for B.C.’s flourishing wine industry will raise a glass to five fruitful years for Culmina Family Estate Winery when Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs host a fifth anniversary celebration at their Golden Mile Bench estate Sept. 14-16. Continue reading

Cool Canadian Chardonnays featured at Vintages stores Saturday, plus new wine reviews for Vieni winery

Niagara Chardonnays

By Rick VanSickle

The wine release at the LCBO’s Vintages stores this Saturday is all about the cool factor, as in cool Chardonnays being poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara July 20-22. Continue reading

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