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Rainbow of pink splashes into Vintages stores Saturday, plus: CCOVI honours top VQA promoters, and EastDell’s shatterproof single-serving wines

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It will be a rainbow of pink at Vintages stores on Saturday, with no less than 15 different rosés in all styles and hues being released from around the world. Continue reading

Welcome to J-L Groux’s chaotic world of master blending to create the best Niagara wines he possibly can at Stratus

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker J-L Groux (above) spends an inordinate amount of time carving up the Stratus Vineyard into chaotic little pieces only to be put them all back together again in a much more cohesive fashion. Continue reading

The miracle grape harvest of 2017, plus updated Ontario wine vintage charts back to 1998

Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

More than one winemaker has called the 2017 Ontario grape harvest nothing short of a “miracle.” 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

The wine wire: Paul Bosc Sr. honoured, sustainable vineyard program, new grapevine certification network formed

Paul Bosc Sr. is a true pioneer of the Ontario wine industry, one of the founding fathers of the modern grape and wine industry in Canada, and he was recognized for just that by the Grape Growers of Ontario. Continue reading

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