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Canadian sparkling winemakers Italy bound, plus some fabulous Niagara (and B.C.) wines released at Vintages Saturday

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Fizz Club, a networking group for Canadian sparkling winemakers, is trading in its usual classroom meeting spot at Brock University for the scenic views of the Italian countryside next week. Continue reading

23 great Canadian rosés to help you celebrate International Rosé Day on Saturday. You’re welcome

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

In honour of International Rosé Day on Saturday, and the rosé soirées happening all over Niagara wine country this weekend, we offer a roundup of some of the best rosés in Ontario and B.C. Continue reading

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

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