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RAW, RAW, RAW! Niagara’s Big Head releases funky red RAW wines (we have reviews), plus new releases from Redstone

niagara wine

By Rick VanSickle

Toronto Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner tweeted out a photo a couple of weeks ago with this caption: “Is this the most delicious wine ever grown in Niagara?” Continue reading

B.C. wine wire: Road 13 sold, Haywire honours, new winemaker at Black Hills, reviews for Road 13, Hester Creek, Noble Ridge

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle

Anthony von Mandl, owner of the stunning Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, has added to his impressive wine properties in B.C. with the purchase of Road 13 Vineyards from the Luckhurst family. Continue reading

A word about Niagara red wines from 2015, plus Pillitteri reviews and Vintages highlights from this Saturday’s release

Niagara red wines

By Rick VanSickle

After tasting a fair amount of Niagara red wines from 2015, there are some truths to be told about them. Continue reading

British wine writer treated to world’s largest tasting of Canadian sparkling wines at Brock

Ontario sparkling wine

More than 130 bottles of sparkling wines from across Canada were part of a tasting at Brock University’s CCOVI.

More than 130 bottles of sparkling wine from four provinces were popped for a British wine writer at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute last Thursday, in what was described by CCOVI as the world’s largest tasting of Canadian sparkling wine. Continue reading

Ontario wine industry giants, Brock U research builders Ziraldo and Kaiser cited with elite award

Ontario wine

At the Ontario Chamber of Commerce event, Brock President Gervan Fearon presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrea Kaiser, as Board Chair Gary Comerford, left, and Don Ziraldo look on. Photo provided by Brock CCOVI

Canadian winery icons Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser, who revolutionized an industry and then helped create Brock University’s renowned grape and wine research centre CCOVI, were honoured with the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

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