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B.C.’s Okanagan Crush Pad goes all natural with Free Form wines, plus stunning new releases from JoieFarm’s 2016 vintage

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

The goal at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, B.C. was never to make natural wines per se, but to make “technically sound, vineyard-specific, unadulterated wines that are delicious, complex and thought-provoking.” Continue reading

De Moura did it his way in Niagara, plus Cattail Creek shuttering winery, Vintages suggestions, wine reviews for Flat Rock, Chateau des Charmes

In Niagara

By Rick VanSickle

It was a snow-packed winter’s day in Niagara when our crew of wine tasters braved the steep incline down the unplowed driveway of wine country’s newest winery in February of 2011. Continue reading

Niagara’s PondView winery takes its sparkling program to a whole new level; welcome to the club

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Things are popping at Niagara’s PondView Estate Winery. Continue reading

An afternoon of tasting fine Argentine Malbecs, plus Sperling Vineyards wines, Vintages highlights, Fielding Cider and a tasty Niagara bubbly

Niagara winemaking

By Rick VanSickle

When the husband and wife team of Peter Gamble and Ann Sperling come calling with wine, you drop whatever it is you have going and get right down to the “business” at hand. Continue reading

A $14 red wine superstar from Niagara’s Reif Winery (and the rest of the portfolio is pretty damn good, too)

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Maybe it’s the big smile that crosses Roberto DiDomenico’s face every single time I taste with him in his elegantly appointed barrel cellar at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake that offers the biggest clue. Continue reading

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