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16 Mile Cellar in Niagara focuses on low intervention Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

It’s becoming more and more common in Niagara wine country — tiny boutique wineries beginning their quest with a laser focus on two or three key grape varieties and that’s it. Often that means Pinot Noir for the reds and Chardonnay for the whites. Continue reading

Welcome to the neighbourhood, Bench Brewing Company!

Niagara wine

A sneak peek inside the new Bench Brewing Company, which opened its doors Friday in the heart of Niagara wine country. Continue reading

The anatomy of Vineland Estate’s ‘Not Orange Enough’ wine, plus reviews for Chateau des Charmes, Rosehall Run, Henry of Pelham and Pommies Sangria

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

If you had to categorize the best wines that Vineland Estate winemaker Brian Schmidt makes, it would be this: Clean, fresh, expressive wines that showcase the terroir of the Twenty Mile Bench and more specifically, the estate’s own vineyards — St. Urban and Bo-Teek. Continue reading

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

Atlantis Rising: A new Niagara winery featuring icewines and ciders set to open doors on July 1

Niagara winery

By Rick VanSickle

It has emerged slowly but surely from the flat lands of Niagara’s portion of the Lake Ontario shoreline between Vineland and Beamsville. Continue reading

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