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In review: Southbrook’s new organic cider, Vineland sparkling duo, B.C.’s JoieFarm, Vintages’ local releases, Social Lite

Best Ontario cider

By Rick VanSickle

Southbrook Vineyards just did something that all Ontario craft cider makers should take note of. Continue reading

The Wine Wire: Women in wine, Southbrook award, CAPS crowns winners, big Ontario cider news, Canadian wine website launched

Ontario wine

Emma Garner, a graduate of Brock University’s Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) program, is among the numerous female scientists making a mark in the booming grape and wine industry.

Getting caught up on Canadian wine news, we have stories on women increasing their numbers in the fields of winemaking and grape growing, winners of CAPS competition announced, Southbrook wins a Spirit of Niagara award, a new course for Ontario cider makers, a financial boost for cider makers, and a website launches that brings all Canadian wine regions together. Continue reading

Former Lailey winemaker Derek Barnett has a lot to smile about with the launch of his new label Meldville Wines

By Rick VanSickle

In July 2015 Niagara veteran winemaker Derek Barnett, fresh out of work after refusing to sign back on with the new owners of his beloved Lailey Vineyards after it was sold, predicted a brand under his own wine label would rise from the ashes. Continue reading

A labour of love: The new Poetica wines from Niagara’s Southbrook Vineyards

Ontario organic wine

By Rick VanSickle

Anyway you spell it, you are going to  l o v e  the new vintage of Poetica Chardonnay from Southbrook Vineyards. Continue reading

Some Ontario wineries are dreaming of an ‘orange’ Christmas: VQA close to opening door to new wine category

Ontario Orange wine

BY RICK VANSICKLE 

Ontario’s Vintner Quality Alliance (VQA) is about to boldly go where few others have gone before and approve regulations governing the production and certification for skin-fermented white Ontario wines, more commonly referred to as “orange” wines. Continue reading

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