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Harvest vignettes from Niagara wine country with stops at Ravine, Vineland Estate, Stratus, Rosewood and Fielding

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Rick VanSickle

It’s getting down to the brass tacks in Niagara wine country as winemakers and growers turn their attention to the late-ripening red grapes during Harvest 2018. Continue reading

Some real gems available at the big Ontario wine release Saturday at Vintages stores

 

Ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

What a nice release of Ontario wines at Vintages stores tomorrow, with local wines taking centre-stage across a wide selection of varietals. Continue reading

Ontario wine wire: An electric tasting at Vineland Estate, Five Rows wines reviewed, and new Grape King named

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

The first couple of weeks leading up to the grape harvest in Niagara are full of angst, hope, trepidation, pride and (every so often) heart break. Continue reading

The grape harvest for what looks like a stunning 2018 vintage begins in Niagara wine country

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And so it begins … Henry of Pelham kicked off harvest in Niagara with the first hand-picked Pinot Noir for its sparkling program coming off the wine early Thursday. Continue reading

The anatomy of Vineland Estate’s ‘Not Orange Enough’ wine, plus reviews for Chateau des Charmes, Rosehall Run, Henry of Pelham and Pommies Sangria

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

If you had to categorize the best wines that Vineland Estate winemaker Brian Schmidt makes, it would be this: Clean, fresh, expressive wines that showcase the terroir of the Twenty Mile Bench and more specifically, the estate’s own vineyards — St. Urban and Bo-Teek. Continue reading

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