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The heat of 2016 brings out the best in Niagara’s Foreign Affair winery

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By Rick VanSickle

Believe the hype about the 2016 vintage in Ontario — climatic conditions were simply perfect for those luscious reds and fuller-bodied white wines that only hit their full potential in the warmest of conditions. Continue reading

Under new owners, Foreign Affair continues doing what it does best — making Niagara appassimento wines from top to bottom

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By Rick VanSickle

It was the first time walking into The Foreign Affair winery in Vineland that I was not met by an exuberant Len Crispino or his wife Marisa. Continue reading

With grape buds bursting at last, it’s time to take stock of the devastating winter kill in Niagara: In their own words

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As you drive around Niagara and get an up-close view of grape buds bursting in the now warm spring sunshine it’s hard to imagine the cruel winter misery that caused such wide-spread damage a mere few months ago. Continue reading

UPDATED: Niagara winemaker ch-ch-ch-changes, the Grape King’s busy year, Brock monitors harvest

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes … yes, it’s that time of year when the grapes begin to fall in Niagara and winemakers begin what seems like an annual shuffle of changing wineries. Continue reading

Niagara’s Ridgepoint winery draws inspiration from Italian roots

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The real estate Ridgepoint Wines enjoys is ideally positioned adjacent to John Howard’s Megalomaniac vineyards and across the road from the over-achieving Tawse Winery on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment in Vineland’s Twenty Mile Bench. Continue reading

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