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Trail Estate’s Wismer-Foxcroft Vineyard Chardonnay a beautiful thing, plus Niagara highlights from Vintages release, new Flat Rock wines

By Rick VanSickle
For a master class on how terroir influences the glass of wine in your hand, look no further than the Wismer-Foxcroft Vineyard on Niagara’s Twenty Mile Bench. Continue reading

Meet Niagara’s King of Fizz, plus 40 fabulous sparkling wines from Ontario and B.C. for New Year’s

Niagara sparkling wine

By Rick VanSickle

He is the undisputed King of Fizz in Niagara, expanding a bubbly portfolio at Angels Gate Winery that started with a sparkling rosé in 2007 and has grown to 12 different sparklers at two wineries. Continue reading

Still life with Paul Pender (and new wine reviews from Tawse)

Ontario wines

By Rick VanSickle

Climbing the stairs to the top of the six-level, gravity-flow winery at Tawse, winemaker Paul Pender, above, reveals his latest project — an elaborate labyrinth of copper, stainless steel, gauges, columns and the centrepiece of it all, a top-of-the-line Italian copper pot still. Continue reading

After the fall: Life in The County could not be any better: Great wine, great people, great vibe

Prince Edward County wine

By Rick VanSickle

HILLIER, Prince Edward County — I’m loathe to even mention his name; how so quickly it became toxic, deservedly so, to utter it under any circumstances — but there we were in “King of the County” territory, the first time back since the king was king no more. Continue reading

Cool Canadian Chardonnays featured at Vintages stores Saturday, plus new wine reviews for Vieni winery

Niagara Chardonnays

By Rick VanSickle

The wine release at the LCBO’s Vintages stores this Saturday is all about the cool factor, as in cool Chardonnays being poured at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara July 20-22. Continue reading

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