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Canadian wine industry contributes $9B to national economy — isn’t it about time we freed the grapes?

By Rick VanSickle

The numbers are staggering — the Canadian wine and grape industry contributes $9 billion in economic impact to the Canadian economy — but it is the lost potential that we should be most concerned with. Continue reading

Preview of upcoming Kacaba wines from Niagara, plus Vintages’ March 4 Niagara wine release highlights

By Rick VanSickle

Not a huge selection of Niagara wines released last Saturday at Vintages, but there are a couple of gems, and if you’re a fan of all Canadian wines, there is a fairly large contingent of wines from the Okanagan. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: Time to celebrate Canadian wine, from its humble beginnings to the bright future ahead

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle
Publisher of Wines In Niagara

#CanadaWINE150. That is the hashtag I truly hope you will see a lot in the coming weeks and months leading up to the celebration of this great nation’s 150th birthday. On July 1, I’m thinking we break the Internet with posts about our awesome country’s wine, cider, beer and distillates. It’s our time to pound our chests and shout from the rooftops about something that is truly ours and ours alone — Canadian wine. Continue reading

Harry McWatters honoured for contributions to Canada’s wine industry

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Continue reading

Canadian wines shine at three fine wine auctions in February; plus Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday

Ontario wine auction

By Rick VanSickle

As wine actions go, February is the mother of all wine auctions in Ontario. No less than four high-end sessions of bidding for rare and fine wine in various formats go under the hammer in this the month of love. Continue reading

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