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

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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

Norman Hardie Chardonnay, Redstone Riesling top picks from Vintages Niagara wine release this weekend

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The flood gates are open: VQA wines for sale at farmers’ markets in Ontario starting Saturday

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It is as progressive as Ontario’s Liberal government is going to get with its backwards, antiquated and regressive policies regarding the sale booze in this province, but it is a tiny step in the right direction. Continue reading

Smitten by the people, charm and wines of Prince Edward County

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HILLIER, Prince Edward County — I’m lost, as usual, making the transition from Closson Chase to Norman Hardie despite some excellent directions from Rick Bates. Continue reading

Ontario’s gorgeous 2009 Pinot Noirs in review

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The 2009 vintage in Ontario didn’t look like anything special as it unfolded in the vineyards, but when it was all said and done a beautiful thing had occurred — perfect conditions for that most finicky of grapes, Pinot Noir. Some are saying the 2009 Pinots are the best ever made in Ontario. Continue reading

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