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An afternoon of tasting fine Argentine Malbecs, plus Sperling Vineyards wines, Vintages highlights, Fielding Cider and a tasty Niagara bubbly

Niagara winemaking

By Rick VanSickle

When the husband and wife team of Peter Gamble and Ann Sperling come calling with wine, you drop whatever it is you have going and get right down to the “business” at hand. Continue reading

A $14 red wine superstar from Niagara’s Reif Winery (and the rest of the portfolio is pretty damn good, too)

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Maybe it’s the big smile that crosses Roberto DiDomenico’s face every single time I taste with him in his elegantly appointed barrel cellar at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake that offers the biggest clue. Continue reading

Canadian Wine Wire: A new cider with a message, Niagara Vintages releases, Thirty Bench’s big award and CVA’s honour roll

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Wines in Niagara recently had a taste of the new D’Ont Poke the Bear Cider, the newest creation from Andrew von Teichman and Allan Jackson, who also produce VQA Ontario wines under the same label that comes with an important anti-bullying message. Continue reading

Cool Canadian Chardonnays featured at Vintages stores Saturday, plus new wine reviews for Vieni winery

Niagara Chardonnays

By Rick VanSickle

The wine release at the LCBO’s Vintages stores this Saturday is all about the cool factor, as in cool Chardonnays being poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara July 20-22. Continue reading

The anatomy of Vineland Estate’s ‘Not Orange Enough’ wine, plus reviews for Chateau des Charmes, Rosehall Run, Henry of Pelham and Pommies Sangria

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

If you had to categorize the best wines that Vineland Estate winemaker Brian Schmidt makes, it would be this: Clean, fresh, expressive wines that showcase the terroir of the Twenty Mile Bench and more specifically, the estate’s own vineyards — St. Urban and Bo-Teek. Continue reading

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