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Sharing the passion of organic winemaking, Southbrook debuts showcase series of Niagara wines from trusted growers

Niagara organic wine

By Rick VanSickle

Southbrook Vineyard’s passion for organic winemaking is an endless quest to not only practice what they preach in their own backyard, but to seek out others who share their passion and values. Continue reading

An afternoon of tasting fine Argentine Malbecs, plus Sperling Vineyards wines, Vintages highlights, Fielding Cider and a tasty Niagara bubbly

Niagara winemaking

By Rick VanSickle

When the husband and wife team of Peter Gamble and Ann Sperling come calling with wine, you drop whatever it is you have going and get right down to the “business” at hand. Continue reading

Time to get all funky: Orange wines are now an official VQA category in Ontario

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

The doors have swung wide open for the production of “orange” wines in Ontario with the government finally signing off on a new Vintners Quality Alliance category for skin-fermented white wines. Continue reading

A labour of love: The new Poetica wines from Niagara’s Southbrook Vineyards

Ontario organic wine

By Rick VanSickle

Anyway you spell it, you are going to  l o v e  the new vintage of Poetica Chardonnay from Southbrook Vineyards. Continue reading

Some Ontario wineries are dreaming of an ‘orange’ Christmas: VQA close to opening door to new wine category

Ontario Orange wine

BY RICK VANSICKLE 

Ontario’s Vintner Quality Alliance (VQA) is about to boldly go where few others have gone before and approve regulations governing the production and certification for skin-fermented white Ontario wines, more commonly referred to as “orange” wines. Continue reading

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