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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

The anatomy of Vineland Estate’s ‘Not Orange Enough’ wine, plus reviews for Chateau des Charmes, Rosehall Run, Henry of Pelham and Pommies Sangria

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

If you had to categorize the best wines that Vineland Estate winemaker Brian Schmidt makes, it would be this: Clean, fresh, expressive wines that showcase the terroir of the Twenty Mile Bench and more specifically, the estate’s own vineyards — St. Urban and Bo-Teek. Continue reading

Sandra Oldfield has a powerful message for the Canadian wine industry

By Sandra Oldfield

I have struggled with what to say this week since the allegations came to light of winemaker and winery owner Norman Hardie having sexually harassed female employees and others. Continue reading

UPDATE: Hardie’s winemaker of the year award revoked, plus WCO suspends membership of Norman Hardie Winery pending a review

By Rick VanSickle

News that the Ontario wine industry’s biggest celebrity and most well known winemaker, Norman Hardie (above), was embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal sent shockwaves through the wine community and far beyond that this week. Continue reading

23 great Canadian rosés to help you celebrate International Rosé Day on Saturday. You’re welcome

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

In honour of International Rosé Day on Saturday, and the rosé soirées happening all over Niagara wine country this weekend, we offer a roundup of some of the best rosés in Ontario and B.C. Continue reading

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