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Organized Crime Winery on the Beamsville Bench has more than a cool little story to tell (hint: it’s about the wine!)

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By Rick VanSickle

Who doesn’t love a good Niagara crime story? Well, here’s a whopper. Continue reading

Good, good, good, good vibrations … at Niagara’s Good Earth Food and Wine company

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You get the sense that Nicolette Novak (above), proprietor and “Facilitator of Fun” at Beamsville’s Good Earth Food and Wine Co., is finally enjoying all the hard work she has put into building a business that is the perfect fusion of food and wine. 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

Back to Prince Edward County, Part 1: Where we explore the wines from Hinterland, Hubbs Creek and Keint-he

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WELLINGTON, Prince Edward County — We meet at the usual spot (a non-descript parking lot in Ajax) as we transfer our bags and boxes into Rick Bates’ super big pickup truck. Continue reading

The mysterious new Rogue from Niagara’s Flat Rock Cellars

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White. Red. Sparkling. Oak. Unoaked. Air dried. Kiln Dried. Botrytis affected. Late harvest. Icewine. Sparkling Icewine. Residual sugar. Barrel fermented. Wild yeast. Dry. Natural. Fortified. Any combination of the above. The possibilities are endless for wine. Continue reading

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