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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

Five burning questions for the three Speck Brothers on the 30th anniversary of Niagara’s Henry of Pelham

Niagara winery

By Rick VanSickle

The 30th anniversary photograph suggested for Niagara’s three Speck Brothers — Paul, Matthew and Daniel — was for the trio to strike a philosopher-style pose against the backdrop of their Niagara winery, Henry of Pelham. Continue reading

Canadian Wine Wire: A new cider with a message, Niagara Vintages releases, Thirty Bench’s big award and CVA’s honour roll

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Wines in Niagara recently had a taste of the new D’Ont Poke the Bear Cider, the newest creation from Andrew von Teichman and Allan Jackson, who also produce VQA Ontario wines under the same label that comes with an important anti-bullying message. Continue reading

Cool Canadian Chardonnays featured at Vintages stores Saturday, plus new wine reviews for Vieni winery

Niagara Chardonnays

By Rick VanSickle

The wine release at the LCBO’s Vintages stores this Saturday is all about the cool factor, as in cool Chardonnays being poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara July 20-22. 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

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