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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 2 of 111)

Reviews are by Rick VanSickle and Michael Lowe

Ferox roars on to the Niagara wine scene with small, but growing, portfolio: “This is my dream”

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle
As the grandson of a Niagara wine legend, Fabian Reis has some big winemaker boots to fill, but he’s up to the challenge with his new Ferox wines. Continue reading

A festive Ontario cider leads our suggestions for Vintages releases Saturday

Ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

And so it begins … the big crush of wines, spirits and ciders hitting LCBO shelves for the holiday season. Continue reading

Two heads are better than one: Niagara’s Big Head getting bigger

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

He casually drops the little bomb like it’s no big deal, just another cog in the unstoppable machine that is Niagara’s Big Head Wines. Continue reading

Soon takes reins at B.C.’s Vanessa Vineyard, plus reviews for Right Bank red, Fort Berens and Township 7 wines

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

When legendary Okanagan Valley winemaker Howard Soon announced he was retiring from Sandhill Wines and Andrew Peller Ltd. last July, few believed he would go gently into that good night. Continue reading

Inspired by tradition, built from innovation: The full-bodied wines from Niagara’s Rennie Estate

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It’s a warm autumn day on the Beamsville Bench and we’re standing at the highest point of the Heron Pond Benchland Vineyard looking across Lake Ontario toward the big city skyline of Toronto. Continue reading

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