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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

A shot fired at point-plonk range … and why it matters so much to Niagara wineries

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

The headline was full of promise: ‘From Ontario, Cool-Climate Wines of Beauty and Vision.’ And it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

First B.C. wine reviews of 2018: Hester Creek, Township 7 and 40 Knots from the Comox Valley

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

We’re kicking off our first B.C. wine report of 2018 with reviews from three wineries spread across the province: Township 7, 40 Knots and Hester Creek. Continue reading

Vanessa Vineyard crafting superb B.C. red wines from the rocky soils of the Similkameen Valley

B.C. wines

By Rick VanSickle

It has only been 10 years since the owners of Vanessa Vineyard decided to plant grapes in the extremely rocky terrain of a hillside overlooking the vast and pristine Similkameen Valley in B.C. Continue reading

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