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Our (new) writer makes it her mission to get to know Ravine’s (new) chief winemaker Ben Minaker

Niagara wine

Story/Photos By Lindsay Schwenker

For a long time now I have been a lover of all things “Ravine Winery.” These guys are always finding ways to step out from the crowd — everything from the food to the wines and, of course, the ciders. Continue reading

Welcome to J-L Groux’s chaotic world of master blending to create the best Niagara wines he possibly can at Stratus

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker J-L Groux (above) spends an inordinate amount of time carving up the Stratus Vineyard into chaotic little pieces only to be put them all back together again in a much more cohesive fashion. Continue reading

Fallout from Comeau decision: “Canada has suffered a great loss” plus, what’s next for freeing the grapes in Canada

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

“The people of Canada have suffered a great loss,” is how Niagara’s Hidden Bench vigneron and proprietor Harald Thiel described the Supreme Court decision yesterday to maintain the freeze on the free flow of beer and wine across provincial borders. Continue reading

Ontario Wine Wire: Let’s paint Niagara pink, plus … It’s a beer! It’s a wine! It’s a Revolution! (and so much more)

Ontario Wine

By Rick VanSickle

On the Wine Wire this week we look at an interesting marriage of Niagara grape and Toronto grain; we muse about a Pink Revolution; new Social Lite flavours; apple tree giveaway; and re-election of GGO board. Continue reading

Under new owners, Foreign Affair continues doing what it does best — making Niagara appassimento wines from top to bottom

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It was the first time walking into The Foreign Affair winery in Vineland that I was not met by an exuberant Len Crispino or his wife Marisa. Continue reading

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