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Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Niagara Wine 101

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By Rick VanSickle

“I’m looking for a big red wine to surprise my husband on our anniversary. What can you recommend from Niagara? We want to support local. Oh, by the way, he only drinks red and loves Napa Valley.” Continue reading

Sheep labour, honest Niagara wines help define Featherstone Winery’s farm-to-table approach

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The picture hanging behind the tasting room bar at Featherstone Estate Winery in Vineland is a constant reminder of the four-legged work force that moves into the estate vineyard annually in the first week of July. Continue reading

Things are getting a little ‘wild’ at Thirty Bench on the Beamsville Bench

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Thirty Bench winemaker Emma Garner is a perfectionist, and if things aren’t perfect, or at least heading in that direction, she changes gears and re-invents what has has already been traditionally established. Continue reading

Conspiracy, Dream, Petit Verdot: A triple treat from Foreign Affair in Niagara

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The appassimento-styled wines of Niagara, a growing list, by the way, always shine a lot brighter in the warm vintages. Continue reading

Deep Freeze in Wine Country: Putting grape bud survival rates into perspective

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Ontario is in the midst of yet another deep freeze this week, with the worst of it coming Wednesday, at least in Niagara, with lows predicted to approach -30 C. Continue reading

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