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Category: Niagara Wine Reviews (page 30 of 83)

Reviews by Rick

Rare (and old) bottles of wine go under the hammer and why you should cellar your top Ontario wines


With the Vintages Finest and Rarest Wines Auction coming up this Friday and Saturday in Toronto it is a good time to discuss why we age our wines and what compels so many to spend so much on dusty old bottles of wine. Continue reading

The definitive guide to Thanksgiving wine pairing (it’s not what you think)


Ahhh, yes! I can smell it now. The turkey and all those fixings slowly filling the house with a cacophony of aromas. I’m getting snoozy just thinking about it. Continue reading

Passing the torch on i4c and the new wine releases from Harald Thiel’s Hidden Bench winery on the Beamsville Bench

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Hidden Bench winery owner Harald Thiel, in the photo above, is a big fan of Chardonnay, especially those grown and made in cooler climates. Continue reading

Smitten by the people, charm and wines of Prince Edward County


HILLIER, Prince Edward County — I’m lost, as usual, making the transition from Closson Chase to Norman Hardie despite some excellent directions from Rick Bates. Continue reading

Tasting select B.C. wines from JoieFarm, Tinhorn, Stag’s Hollow, Fort Berens and Sandhill

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OLIVER, B.C. — The beautiful and bountiful Okanagan Valley was our ultimate destination for the family’s annual summer vacation. Continue reading

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