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24 Ontario sparkling wines we can recommend from the LCBO to ring in the New Year

Ontario sparkling wine

It has been estimated that a full quarter of all sparkling wine in the world is consumed between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Continue reading

The 25 Most Thrilling Niagara Wines of 2017 (plus a Top 10 list for PEC and B.C. wines)

Niagara Wines

— Photo by Elena Galey-Pride

By Rick VanSickle

It is that most agonizing time of the year when Wines In Niagara lays it all on the line and publishes the annual Most Thrilling Niagara Wines of the Year. Continue reading

Sub-zero temperatures in Niagara mark the start of the icewine harvest at Henry of Pelham

Icewine

The Icewine harvest started in Niagara at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning when temperatures dropped below -8 C, the audited temperature for VQA rules, and Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery began picking Cabernet Franc grapes. Continue reading

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

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