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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

Preview of upcoming Kacaba wines from Niagara, plus Vintages’ March 4 Niagara wine release highlights

By Rick VanSickle

Not a huge selection of Niagara wines released last Saturday at Vintages, but there are a couple of gems, and if you’re a fan of all Canadian wines, there is a fairly large contingent of wines from the Okanagan. Continue reading

Two B.C. wineries with a Niagara connection: Mission Hill, Township 7 wines in review

Mission Hill wine

By Rick VanSickle

The competition for winemakers between the Okanagan Valley and Niagara has always been fierce with a constant exchange of talent between Canada’s main wine regions. Continue reading

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