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Pair of wonderful Niagara Rieslings leads Vintages wine release Saturday; plus a beauty from Guigal and a wild/weird cider

Best Niagara Riesling

By Rick VanSickle

If you love Niagara Riesling (and, hey, who doesn’t) you are going love the Vintages release this Saturday. Continue reading

The long, hot, dry summer: An early exploration of Vintage 2016 in Niagara

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And then the rain came. Hard. And it came again, bathing Niagara wine country in a much-needed soaking. Continue reading

Is it wrong to covet thy neighbour’s vineyard? Not these ones, they are Niagara’s best

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s vineyard. Repeat after me. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s vineyard. It’s OK to look. It’s perfectly cool to gaze longingly over the fence at all that limestone-enriched dirt and those perfectly manicured rows of grape vines undulating gently in the summer breeze, but no coveting. That’s just wrong. Continue reading

The Big Wine Post: New reviews for David Hearn, Vineland Estates, Kacaba, Henry of Pelham, Chateau des Charmes, Niagara Vintages releases and much more

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Spring has fully sprung in Ontario at long last and the buds on the grape vines are bursting into full leaf. It is a glorious time to get out there and taste the bounty of what Ontario farmers have to offer. Continue reading

Uncorking Niagara history: A rare tasting of 31 bottles of red wines dating back to 1980

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They lived in dark, damp, cool cellars spread throughout Niagara and beyond most of their lives, passed over year after year, patiently waiting for their one moment in time to shine, to show us what they had become. Continue reading

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