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The goal at 2027 Cellars is to ‘showcase the terroir;’ plus Niagara wines hitting Vintages shelves Saturday

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

After 15 years of pushing the envelope in Niagara, winemaker Kevin Panagapka has found a comfortable cadence across the range of his portfolio that consists of Rieslings, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and traditionally made sparkling wines. Continue reading

Karl Kaiser’s remarkable life in Canadian wine: A tribute

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Who would have thought a casual dinner at a long shuttered tavern in Fonthill and a really horrible bottle of Château-Gai Sauterne would be the catalysts for the start of the modern wine industry in Canada? Continue reading

B.C. wine report: Duelling Chardonnays from McWatters and Culmina plus reviews for Evolve and Mission Hill

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

With nearly a century of experience in the Canadian wine industry between them, it never fails to amaze me how these two legends continue to produce great wines at the highest level in this country vintage after vintage. Continue reading

Arterra Wines Canada welcomes B.C.’s Laughing Stock Vineyards into family

Wines Canada

Arterra Wines Canada said today that they have an agreement to acquire Laughing Stock Vineyards, a family-owned, premium boutique winery, founded in 2003 by David Cynthia Enns. Continue reading

UPDATED: Karl Kaiser, one of the architects of the modern Canadian wine industry, has died

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle

Winemaker Karl Kaiser, the master of Inniskillin’s wine program in Niagara for so many years, and the man who made the most famous wine in Canada’s history, has died.  He was 76 years old. Continue reading

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