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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

De Moura did it his way in Niagara, plus Cattail Creek shuttering winery, Vintages suggestions, wine reviews for Flat Rock, Chateau des Charmes

In Niagara

By Rick VanSickle

It was a snow-packed winter’s day in Niagara when our crew of wine tasters braved the steep incline down the unplowed driveway of wine country’s newest winery in February of 2011. Continue reading

An afternoon of tasting fine Argentine Malbecs, plus Sperling Vineyards wines, Vintages highlights, Fielding Cider and a tasty Niagara bubbly

Niagara winemaking

By Rick VanSickle

When the husband and wife team of Peter Gamble and Ann Sperling come calling with wine, you drop whatever it is you have going and get right down to the “business” at hand. 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

23 great Canadian rosés to help you celebrate International Rosé Day on Saturday. You’re welcome

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

In honour of International Rosé Day on Saturday, and the rosé soirées happening all over Niagara wine country this weekend, we offer a roundup of some of the best rosés in Ontario and B.C. Continue reading

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