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Spring in Niagara wine country: A compendium of delicious events, tastings and touring

Niagara wine events

By Monica Kosior

It is hard to believe, but here we are on the cusp of another winter behind us. As the season starts to change we have much to look forward to in Niagara wine country. Continue reading

The Wine Wire: Women in wine, Southbrook award, CAPS crowns winners, big Ontario cider news, Canadian wine website launched

Ontario wine

Emma Garner, a graduate of Brock University’s Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) program, is among the numerous female scientists making a mark in the booming grape and wine industry.

Getting caught up on Canadian wine news, we have stories on women increasing their numbers in the fields of winemaking and grape growing, winners of CAPS competition announced, Southbrook wins a Spirit of Niagara award, a new course for Ontario cider makers, a financial boost for cider makers, and a website launches that brings all Canadian wine regions together. 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

Niagara winery snapshot: Raising the bar at Two Sisters winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Top Niagara wineries

By Monica Kosior

During the winter months, grape vines are dormant in Niagara, but winemakers and cellar hands certainly are not. This past month I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Two Sisters’ (https://www.twosistersvineyards.com/) head winemaker Adam Pearce, pictured above sample Cabernet Franc from barrel. Continue reading

Former Lailey winemaker Derek Barnett has a lot to smile about with the launch of his new label Meldville Wines

By Rick VanSickle

In July 2015 Niagara veteran winemaker Derek Barnett, fresh out of work after refusing to sign back on with the new owners of his beloved Lailey Vineyards after it was sold, predicted a brand under his own wine label would rise from the ashes. Continue reading

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