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The miracle grape harvest of 2017, plus updated Ontario wine vintage charts back to 1998

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

More than one winemaker has called the 2017 Ontario grape harvest nothing short of a “miracle.” Continue reading

Wine Wire: Rockway gets new owners, Niagara wines in spotlight at Vintages, a pét-nat is born, Canadian wineries flock to ProWein

Canadian wine

With the recent sale of Rockway Vineyards on Niagara’s Twenty Mile Bench to a mostly local ownership group there was some fear that the wine program would revert to what it was before winemaker David Stasiuk took the reins. Continue reading

On Cloudsley Nine: Niagara Pinot Noir project crafting sublime wines on Twenty Mile Bench (plus Vintages picks)

Niagara Pinot Noir

By Rick VanSickle

Pinot Noir can be a powerful paramour; once it has you under its amorous spell it can turn mere mortals into slobbering wrecks with just one taste from the right bottle. Continue reading

B.C. wineries respond to Alberta’s ban on B.C. wines with … love and kindness

B.C. wineries

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Continue reading

The wine wire: Olympic wines, Brock’s sensory lab, wine & chocolate, cider school rules, Ed Clark’s about-face

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Getting ready for the Winter Olympics that begin Friday? Should be an exciting 16 days of competition among the world’s best winter Olympians. Continue reading

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