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Hidden Bench proprietor Harald Thiel enjoys pushing the envelope with his wines on the minerally-rich Beamsville Bench

Beamsville Bench

By Rick VanSickle
Harald Thiel always has a trick or two up his sleeve at Hidden Bench, his terroir-inspired Beamsville Bench winery. Continue reading

Canadian sparkling winemakers Italy bound, plus some fabulous Niagara (and B.C.) wines released at Vintages Saturday

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Fizz Club, a networking group for Canadian sparkling winemakers, is trading in its usual classroom meeting spot at Brock University for the scenic views of the Italian countryside next week. Continue reading

Did someone say Chardonnay? Plus reviews for Rosehall Run, Flat Rock Cellars, Ravine and Niagara wine releases at Vintages

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

With the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C) just around the corner, we’re starting see many of the wines to be presented over the three days of the wine-soaked festival. 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

Fallout from Comeau decision: “Canada has suffered a great loss” plus, what’s next for freeing the grapes in Canada

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

“The people of Canada have suffered a great loss,” is how Niagara’s Hidden Bench vigneron and proprietor Harald Thiel described the Supreme Court decision yesterday to maintain the freeze on the free flow of beer and wine across provincial borders. Continue reading

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