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Meet Niagara’s King of Fizz, plus 40 fabulous sparkling wines from Ontario and B.C. for New Year’s

Niagara sparkling wine

By Rick VanSickle

He is the undisputed King of Fizz in Niagara, expanding a bubbly portfolio at Angels Gate Winery that started with a sparkling rosé in 2007 and has grown to 12 different sparklers at two wineries. Continue reading

British wine writer treated to world’s largest tasting of Canadian sparkling wines at Brock

Ontario sparkling wine

More than 130 bottles of sparkling wines from across Canada were part of a tasting at Brock University’s CCOVI.

More than 130 bottles of sparkling wine from four provinces were popped for a British wine writer at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute last Thursday, in what was described by CCOVI as the world’s largest tasting of Canadian sparkling wine. Continue reading

Ontario Wine Wire: The all NEW Alvento winery, plus: Flat Rock wine reviews, Vintages Niagara highlights, a craftier wine council and get your Cuvée tickets

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

Back in its day, Alvento was a wondrous Niagara winery pumping out meticulously crafted Left and Right Bank styled Bordeaux reds, a spectacular Viognier and a most curious local take on Nebbiolo. Continue reading

Rainbow of pink splashes into Vintages stores Saturday, plus: CCOVI honours top VQA promoters, and EastDell’s shatterproof single-serving wines

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It will be a rainbow of pink at Vintages stores on Saturday, with no less than 15 different rosés in all styles and hues being released from around the world. Continue reading

Cave Spring winemaker Pavan honoured for his contributions to Ontario wine industry

Ontario wine

Donald Ziraldo, right, presents Angelo Pavan, Vice-President, Winemaker and Founding Partner at Cave Spring Cellars, with the inaugural Cuvée Winemaker of Excellence Award Friday in Niagara Falls.

The Cuvée Grand Tasting on Friday rang in a milestone 30th anniversary by bringing more than 800 guests together to celebrate excellence in the Ontario wine industry. Continue reading

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