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Ontario wine wire: An electric tasting at Vineland Estate, Five Rows wines reviewed, and new Grape King named

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By Rick VanSickle

The first couple of weeks leading up to the grape harvest in Niagara are full of angst, hope, trepidation, pride and (every so often) heart break. Continue reading

Niagara’s Five Rows Craft Wine has the recipe for success: Make good wine and they will come

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By Rick VanSickle

By August of last year the Lowrey family had run out of its fastest selling Niagara wine, the Five Rows Craft Wine Sauvignon Blanc. Continue reading

The vintage that came in from the cold – what to expect from the 2014 polar vortex challenged wines in Ontario

hidden3I stole the headline from Prince Edward County’s Dan Sullivan, but it aptly describes one of the whackiest, most bizarre seasons of grape growing in Ontario’s history. That anyone will be sipping 2014 wines sometime in the very near future is a miracle in itself. Continue reading

Kevin Panagapka adds a zero dosage sparkling wine to his Niagara vineyard-driven portfolio of 2027 Cellars wines

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I have tasted every wine that Kevin Panagapka, above, has made in Niagara under his virtual banner of 2027 Cellars. His attention to detail in sourcing grapes and making wines in a style that he himself likes to drink has always impressed me. Continue reading

Niagara’s Most Thrilling Red, White, Sweet and Sparkling Wines of 2013, plus top red and white wines of the year

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It is one of the most frustrating exercises of the year. Poring over reviews from the past 12 months and trying to recall from the hundreds and hundreds of Niagara wines that were tasted which ones left such an indelible impression that they make this arbitrary “best-of” list. Continue reading

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