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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

The miracle grape harvest of 2017, plus updated Ontario wine vintage charts back to 1998

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

More than one winemaker has called the 2017 Ontario grape harvest nothing short of a “miracle.” Continue reading

A shot fired at point-plonk range … and why it matters so much to Niagara wineries

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

The headline was full of promise: ‘From Ontario, Cool-Climate Wines of Beauty and Vision.’ And it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

Looking back at the year that was in the Canadian wine industry; plus reviews for Fielding, Adamo, Gabbiano, Kendall-Jackson

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

With 2017 now clearly in the rear-view mirror (or left now to a 2017 Instagram collage) it’s time to take stock of what we lost, what we gained and how it will impact the Canadian wine industry in 2018. Continue reading

‘Digging for gold’ at Vineland Estate, plus our top picks for Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

You can pretty much put a nice little bow on the 2017 Niagara Grape Harvest; for all intents and purposes, it’s over. Continue reading

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