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When you open a 51-year-old bottle of wine and this happens …

By Rick VanSickle

In 1966 I remember clearly (without giving away my age) my mom and dad dancing wildly and singing way too loud to the melodious song These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra. Continue reading

Canadian wine industry contributes $9B to national economy — isn’t it about time we freed the grapes?

By Rick VanSickle

The numbers are staggering — the Canadian wine and grape industry contributes $9 billion in economic impact to the Canadian economy — but it is the lost potential that we should be most concerned with. Continue reading

Preview of upcoming Kacaba wines from Niagara, plus Vintages’ March 4 Niagara wine release highlights

By Rick VanSickle

Not a huge selection of Niagara wines released last Saturday at Vintages, but there are a couple of gems, and if you’re a fan of all Canadian wines, there is a fairly large contingent of wines from the Okanagan. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: Time to celebrate Canadian wine, from its humble beginnings to the bright future ahead

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle
Publisher of Wines In Niagara

#CanadaWINE150. That is the hashtag I truly hope you will see a lot in the coming weeks and months leading up to the celebration of this great nation’s 150th birthday. On July 1, I’m thinking we break the Internet with posts about our awesome country’s wine, cider, beer and distillates. It’s our time to pound our chests and shout from the rooftops about something that is truly ours and ours alone — Canadian wine. Continue reading

Merlot may be king at Beamsville’s Legends, but don’t overlook the rest of the diverse portfolio at this Niagara winery

Best Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

Legends Estate Winery hugs prime real estate right along the Lake Ontario shoreline that provides a moderate climate for grape vines and stunning views for visitors. Continue reading

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