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Heat, glorious heat for Niagara harvest; plus top Vintages picks, Vineland’s new “amber” wine and a boxed wine that’s easy to love

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Ontario is in the thick of it now, a furious rush to bring in the grape harvest for another year. Continue reading

A riot of colour in Niagara wine country, plus highlights from the Vintages release Saturday and Peller Family wines in review

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

With fall banging on our door in Niagara, wineries should be well into harvest around Ontario wine country … at least for sparkling grapes and early ripening varieties. Continue reading

Freak hailstorm in Niagara causes some damage to grape vines but not ‘catastrophic’

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

It bore through Niagara suddenly and ferociously on Tuesday afternoon and in a matter of minutes left many of Niagara’s grapevines pockmarked and damaged. 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

Niagara’s Schmidt family honoured with award of distinction for contribution to Canadian wine industry

Canadian wine

From left to right, CVA chair Tony Stewart, Brian Schmidt, Lloyd Schmidt, Dan Paszkowski (CVA president), Noreen Schmidt and Allan Schmidt.

The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) announced the 2017 Canadian Wine Industry Awards winners on June 21. Continue reading

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