Category Archives: Niagara Wine Reviews

Reviews by Rick


Hot jazz, good food and the new wine releases from Hillebrand and Trius

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Laila Biali’s sultry voice is resonating with the jazz-loving crowd at the Trius Winery at Hillebrand in Niagara-on-the-Lake on a steamy late summer’s day that’s just about perfect for the 23rdrunning of Trius Jazz at the Winery. Continue reading


The new look of the Jackson-Triggs family of wines


Jackson-Triggs, the venerable Canadian winery producing wines in both Niagara and the Okanagan Valley, has undergone a major facelift to its bottle packaging through all the tiers. Continue reading


A lush, exotic Viognier from Fielding leads Vintages release


Niagara is well known for its Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and cool-climate red varieties and blends. But more and more we’re seeing winemakers take on the more exotic grapes and they’re starting to find a loyal following. Continue reading


Calamus enjoying one of Niagara’s sweetspots up on Vinemount Ridge



It might not be as famous as its glamorous neighbours, but the wines being made from grapes grown in the Vinemount Ridge sub-appellation in Niagara have clearly defined themselves as something special. Continue reading


Charles Baker’s 09 Riesling leads the charge at the Vintages release


Vintages has gone all out with the Ontario wine release this Saturday. Continue reading