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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

Change coming quickly now in B.C. wine country; plus new wine reviews for Culmina, JoieFarm and Fort Berens

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

Positive change is coming quickly now in B.C. wine country with new regions being recognized and the second sub-appellation in the Okanagan Valley ready to emerge. 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

UPDATED: Canadian wineries ‘disappointed’ in ruling restricting free trade of wine and beer across provincial borders

Canada wine

The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) and its members today expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard Comeau. The case challenged restrictions on interprovincial trade, an issue the CVA has been working on for over a decade. Continue reading

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