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The heat of 2016 brings out the best in Niagara’s Foreign Affair winery

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Believe the hype about the 2016 vintage in Ontario — climatic conditions were simply perfect for those luscious reds and fuller-bodied white wines that only hit their full potential in the warmest of conditions. Continue reading

New poll overwhelmingly supports modernization of alcohol sales in Ontario, including private stores

A new independent poll of Ontario residents shows wide-ranging support for the modernization of alcohol sales in Ontario. Continue reading

The Canadian wine industry ‘has lost a great friend’ with the passing of Lloyd Schmidt

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

If you are enjoying a nice glass of Canadian Riesling right now, you just might owe a debt of a gratitude to Lloyd Schmidt. Continue reading

Enter the Dragan, more beer/wine for Niagara; plus the bizarre hypocrisy of LCBO’s social responsibility policy

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

As Niagara continues to diversify with more and more layers of deliciousness from wine to cider to beer and spirits to a growing legion of chef-inspired restaurants, the trend as of late has been to combine forces. Continue reading

UPDATED: Why wine competitions just don’t impress me much: A winemaker’s perspective

Niagara wine

By Brian Schmidt

Some time ago I posted this statement on Twitter (or maybe it was Facebook): “When blessed with recognition or distinction one can choose a path of humility or arrogance. Choose wisely!!” Continue reading

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