Category Archives: Niagara Wine Reviews

Reviews by Rick

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The last Warren Classic Chardonnay from Niagara’s Stoney Ridge, and it’s pretty damn good

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If the 2010 Chardonnay is, in fact, legendary winemaker Jim Warren’s final vintage for the wine that bears his name at Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, then he leaves us with an awfully nice going away present. Continue reading

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Smackdown in Grapetown: When food meets beer meets wine

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Billed as the Smackdown in Grapetown, a “bottle royale of beer versus wine,” the reputations of both Niagara’s 13th Winery and Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery were on the line, at least for one glorious summer night. Continue reading

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Sparring over vintage variation plus Strewn’s new summer released

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I appreciate the enthusiasm of winemakers who view every vintage through rose-coloured glasses. I really do. Continue reading

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Angels Gate, Ravine and Southbrook lead Vintages release on Saturday

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Call me silly, but with the heat in Ontario lately, if I was running things at our government liquor monopoly I’d be pulling out all stops to load up the wine shelves with every local Riesling I could find. Continue reading

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More wine goodness coming from Niagara’s Good Earth Wine Company

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It’s another gorgeous warm day in Niagara as I walk the grounds of The Good Earth Food and Wine Company in search of Dr. Dre to taste her lineup of summer releases from this now established Beamsville winery, bistro and cooking school. Continue reading