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Karl Kaiser’s remarkable life in Canadian wine: A tribute

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Who would have thought a casual dinner at a long shuttered tavern in Fonthill and a really horrible bottle of Château-Gai Sauterne would be the catalysts for the start of the modern wine industry in Canada? Continue reading

UPDATED: Karl Kaiser, one of the architects of the modern Canadian wine industry, has died

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker Karl Kaiser, the master of Inniskillin’s wine program in Niagara for so many years, and the man who made the most famous wine in Canada’s history, has died.  He was 76 years old. Continue reading

East meets west in the friendly Great Chardo Swap competition, plus Vintages’ Niagara wine picks for Saturday

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Chardonnay has always been a superstar in Niagara; it just loves the cool climate and mineral-rich soils from one end of the Peninsula to the other. Continue reading

Arterra MUST bring back Le Clos Jordanne from extinction; plus Canadian wines released at Vintages Saturday

Canada wines

By Rick VanSickle

Quick, name a flagship wine for Arterra Wines Canada. Right, didn’t think you could. Continue reading

Solid as a Rock: Tasting with veteran winemaker Sheppard at his new digs at Flat Rock Cellars

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

When last we chatted, winemaker David Sheppard was adjusting to new owners at Coyote’s Run Winery and was excited about the challenges ahead at the St. David’s winery. Continue reading

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