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Looming LCBO strike? Canada Day? It’s enough to drive you to drink. We have a wine for that …

By Rick VanSickle

A couple of major events are on the horizon — the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the looming LCBO strike. Both drive me to drink. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: A birthday wish from Harald Thiel … open all provincial borders for Canadian wine sales, free the grapes

Canadian wine

By Harald Thiel

When I was approached by Rick to share a few thoughts regarding the Canadian wine industry and Canada’s 150th birthday many topics came to mind. Continue reading

Pink bliss at Vintages’ Niagara wine release Saturday, plus new Kacaba wines, and four world wines under $15 for summer

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

A pair of pinks and a duo of Rieslings (including the oft-shunned Pearl Morissette Black Ball offering) highlight the Niagara wines being released Saturday at Vintages. Continue reading

Jay Johnston taking over winemaking duties at Hidden Bench, plus spring release reviews

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

When Jay Johnston takes over the winemaking duties at Hidden Bench Estate Winery on Aug. 1 he will inherit one of the most complete and important domaine portfolios in the country. Continue reading

FIZZ FACTOR: The sparkling wine revolution in Canada is officially a thing

Best Canada sparkling wine.

By Rick VanSickle
It’s another stinkin’ hot day during the endless summer of 2016 in Ontario; it’s well into the 30s with a low, stifling haze of humidity cutting through what little clothing one can get away with on this vineyard jaunt. I am sweating profusely. Continue reading

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