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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 2 of 122)

Reviews are by Rick VanSickle and Michael Lowe

Some real gems available at the big Ontario wine release Saturday at Vintages stores

 

Ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

What a nice release of Ontario wines at Vintages stores tomorrow, with local wines taking centre-stage across a wide selection of varietals. Continue reading

Ontario wine wire: An electric tasting at Vineland Estate, Five Rows wines reviewed, and new Grape King named

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

The first couple of weeks leading up to the grape harvest in Niagara are full of angst, hope, trepidation, pride and (every so often) heart break. Continue reading

After the fall: Life in The County could not be any better: Great wine, great people, great vibe

Prince Edward County wine

By Rick VanSickle

HILLIER, Prince Edward County — I’m loathe to even mention his name; how so quickly it became toxic, deservedly so, to utter it under any circumstances — but there we were in “King of the County” territory, the first time back since the king was king no more. Continue reading

B.C.’s Okanagan Crush Pad goes all natural with Free Form wines, plus stunning new releases from JoieFarm’s 2016 vintage

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

The goal at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, B.C. was never to make natural wines per se, but to make “technically sound, vineyard-specific, unadulterated wines that are delicious, complex and thought-provoking.” Continue reading

De Moura did it his way in Niagara, plus Cattail Creek shuttering winery, Vintages suggestions, wine reviews for Flat Rock, Chateau des Charmes

In Niagara

By Rick VanSickle

It was a snow-packed winter’s day in Niagara when our crew of wine tasters braved the steep incline down the unplowed driveway of wine country’s newest winery in February of 2011. Continue reading

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