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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

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

Check out these awesome summer events in Niagara wine county

Niagara wine

By Monica Kosior

The vines are blooming the clusters are forming in Niagara wine country, it is finally here… Summer! We all look forward to the long days of sunshine and sipping.With this season’s events we are celebrating the latest refreshing releases while enjoying live music, great food and the company of our friends. Continue reading

Sandra Oldfield has a powerful message for the Canadian wine industry

By Sandra Oldfield

I have struggled with what to say this week since the allegations came to light of winemaker and winery owner Norman Hardie having sexually harassed female employees and others. 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

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