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Focus on the Okanagan’s Hester Creek; plus Niagara’s Vineland Estate, Fielding, Flat Rock and King’s Court

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By Rick VanSickle
The last time I had a taste of The Judge from Hester Creek on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan it was during a whirlwind visit through the valley in 2011. Continue reading

Is it wrong to covet thy neighbour’s vineyard? Not these ones, they are Niagara’s best

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s vineyard. Repeat after me. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s vineyard. It’s OK to look. It’s perfectly cool to gaze longingly over the fence at all that limestone-enriched dirt and those perfectly manicured rows of grape vines undulating gently in the summer breeze, but no coveting. That’s just wrong. Continue reading

Single-vineyard white wines highlight Niagara wines being released at Vintages Satuday

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This Saturday’s Vintages release of Niagara wines offers wine lovers an interesting opportunity to explore single-vineyard expressions of Chardonnay and Riesling. Continue reading

Keep cool, get refreshed, beat the heat: Summer wines of Niagara featured at Vintages on Saturday

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The Niagara wine release at Vintages this Saturday is all about refreshing enjoyment for hot summer days. Continue reading

Buried Treasure: From Gaja to Prum to Niagara’s own legends, why cellaring your wine pays big dividents

80310714There is a passage in one of my favourite wine novels, The Billionaire’s Vinegar, which goes like this: “An ullaged bottle. Alas, but unsurprisingly ‘over the top,’ oxidized: colour dark brown; nose like pure balsamic vinegar; despite the rich components — undrinkable.” The words quoted are from British wine critic Michael Broadbent after tasting a bottle of Chateau Lafite from Bordeaux that was over 200 years old. Continue reading

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