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Two heads are better than one: Niagara’s Big Head getting bigger

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

He casually drops the little bomb like it’s no big deal, just another cog in the unstoppable machine that is Niagara’s Big Head Wines. Continue reading

Inspired by tradition, built from innovation: The full-bodied wines from Niagara’s Rennie Estate

Niagara wines

By Rick VanSickle

It’s a warm autumn day on the Beamsville Bench and we’re standing at the highest point of the Heron Pond Benchland Vineyard looking across Lake Ontario toward the big city skyline of Toronto. Continue reading

Focus on the Okanagan’s Hester Creek; plus Niagara’s Vineland Estate, Fielding, Flat Rock and King’s Court

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle
The last time I had a taste of The Judge from Hester Creek on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan it was during a whirlwind visit through the valley in 2011. Continue reading

Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Niagara Wine 101

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

“I’m looking for a big red wine to surprise my husband on our anniversary. What can you recommend from Niagara? We want to support local. Oh, by the way, he only drinks red and loves Napa Valley.” Continue reading

A riot of colour in Niagara wine country, plus highlights from the Vintages release Saturday and Peller Family wines in review

Niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

With fall banging on our door in Niagara, wineries should be well into harvest around Ontario wine country … at least for sparkling grapes and early ripening varieties. Continue reading

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