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How a prolific wine collector from Quebec ended up buying into Niagara’s Domaine Queylus

In NIagara

By Rick VanSickle

The man sitting next to me at the St. Catharines Club dining room on a sunny fall harvest day in Niagara amassed a wine cellar with a staggering 35,000 bottles in his heyday of collecting. Continue reading

Message in a barrel: The Bachelder Niagara wines start talking long before they are sold to you

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

I’ve seen this routine before; it never gets old with Thomas Bachelder’s Niagara wine project. Continue reading

A shot fired at point-plonk range … and why it matters so much to Niagara wineries

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

The headline was full of promise: ‘From Ontario, Cool-Climate Wines of Beauty and Vision.’ And it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading

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

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

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