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Soon takes reins at B.C.’s Vanessa Vineyard, plus reviews for Right Bank red, Fort Berens and Township 7 wines

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

When legendary Okanagan Valley winemaker Howard Soon announced he was retiring from Sandhill Wines and Andrew Peller Ltd. last July, few believed he would go gently into that good night. Continue reading

Focus on the Okanagan’s Hester Creek; plus Niagara’s Vineland Estate, Fielding, Flat Rock and King’s Court

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle
The last time I had a taste of The Judge from Hester Creek on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan it was during a whirlwind visit through the valley in 2011. Continue reading

Summer’s not over yet: A weekend of casual winery dining in Niagara wine country awaits

Niagara dining

By Michael Lowe

The recent spell of warm fall weather has a tendency to make us head out looking for ways to hang on to summer. One sure-fire way is to enjoy some fine outdoor dining at local wineries — before it’s too late. Here are two top picks from a recent visit. Continue reading

Krav Fine Grill & Bar — another step in the transformation of downtown dining in St. Catharines

St. Catharines dining

By Michael Lowe

The downtown core of St. Catharines is still a work-in-progress but it has already spawned an influx of new eateries vying for diners’ dollars. Continue reading

The houses that Moray built: Tasting the Niagara wines from Tawse and Redstone

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

The two Niagara wineries that Moray Tawse built just continue to rack up the awards and accolades with each passing vintage. Continue reading

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