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‘Digging for gold’ at Vineland Estate, plus our top picks for Niagara wines released at Vintages Saturday

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By Rick VanSickle

You can pretty much put a nice little bow on the 2017 Niagara Grape Harvest; for all intents and purposes, it’s over. Continue reading

Last call for a ground-breaking Niagara wine brand: RIP Le Clos Jordanne

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It was the summer of 2002. The wind was howling on the Niagara Escarpment as busloads of wine journalists and dignitaries arrived to a tidy clearing in the middle of a young vineyard, where a giant white tent had been erected. The juggernaut that was Vincor was on a roll, collecting wineries, vineyards and assets like a kid collecting candy on Halloween night. Continue reading

A mini wine tasting adventure through Niagara-on-the-Lake with stops at Two Sisters, Lailey Vineyard and Oast House Brewers with a nod to the El Gastronomo crew

sisterbarrelsIt appeared seemingly out of nowhere — an architectural dream built on John Street, close to the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the high-rent district of Niagara’s wine country. Continue reading

A new chapter for Niagara’s 2027 Cellars, plus reviews for Tawse, Henry of Pelham, Redstone, Nyarai Cellars, Flat Rock, and Chateau des Charmes

DSC_3708For Kevin Panagapka, owner-winemaker of 2027 Cellars, one chapter has closed and a new one has begun. Continue reading

The vintage that came in from the cold – what to expect from the 2014 polar vortex challenged wines in Ontario

hidden3I stole the headline from Prince Edward County’s Dan Sullivan, but it aptly describes one of the whackiest, most bizarre seasons of grape growing in Ontario’s history. That anyone will be sipping 2014 wines sometime in the very near future is a miracle in itself. Continue reading

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