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Heart-felt lament, for the love of Riesling in the house of Riesling at Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Niagara Riesling

By Rick VanSickle

It is as frustrating as it is perplexing; the dismissive shrug and glassy-eyed stare you get when pulling out a bottle of top-notch Niagara Riesling for friends. Continue reading

Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Niagara Wine 101

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

“I’m looking for a big red wine to surprise my husband on our anniversary. What can you recommend from Niagara? We want to support local. Oh, by the way, he only drinks red and loves Napa Valley.” Continue reading

A Riesling to suit everyone’s palate at Niagara’s Ravine Vineyard (and a deeper dive into portfolio)

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

It is not politically correct at all to talk about this, but in these matters I lack the politically-correct gene to avoid such things (this recessive gene quirk has not always served me well) … but here goes anyway (and forgive me in advance to anyone who is offended by this). Continue reading

Vintages wine release: A gorgeous Rielsing from Vineland Estates leads the parade Dec. 10; plus Sonoma, B.C.’s Fort Berens and Italian gems

Best Ontario Riesling

Whenever a wine lover asks me for a pure and definitive example of Niagara Riesling, I invariably point in the direction of the St. Urban Vineyard. Continue reading

100 points for this Niagara Riesling (and I haven’t even tasted it yet)

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One hundred points out of one hundred. That’s my score for Fielding Estate’s Theo Block Riesling 2015. Continue reading

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