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Preview of upcoming Kacaba wines from Niagara, plus Vintages’ March 4 Niagara wine release highlights

By Rick VanSickle

Not a huge selection of Niagara wines released last Saturday at Vintages, but there are a couple of gems, and if you’re a fan of all Canadian wines, there is a fairly large contingent of wines from the Okanagan. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: Time to celebrate Canadian wine, from its humble beginnings to the bright future ahead

Canadian wine

By Rick VanSickle
Publisher of Wines In Niagara

#CanadaWINE150. That is the hashtag I truly hope you will see a lot in the coming weeks and months leading up to the celebration of this great nation’s 150th birthday. On July 1, I’m thinking we break the Internet with posts about our awesome country’s wine, cider, beer and distillates. It’s our time to pound our chests and shout from the rooftops about something that is truly ours and ours alone — Canadian wine. Continue reading

Niagara winery snapshot: Raising the bar at Two Sisters winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Top Niagara wineries

By Monica Kosior

During the winter months, grape vines are dormant in Niagara, but winemakers and cellar hands certainly are not. This past month I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Two Sisters’ (https://www.twosistersvineyards.com/) head winemaker Adam Pearce, pictured above sample Cabernet Franc from barrel. Continue reading

Former Lailey winemaker Derek Barnett has a lot to smile about with the launch of his new label Meldville Wines

By Rick VanSickle

In July 2015 Niagara veteran winemaker Derek Barnett, fresh out of work after refusing to sign back on with the new owners of his beloved Lailey Vineyards after it was sold, predicted a brand under his own wine label would rise from the ashes. Continue reading

Merlot may be king at Beamsville’s Legends, but don’t overlook the rest of the diverse portfolio at this Niagara winery

Best Ontario wine

By Rick VanSickle

Legends Estate Winery hugs prime real estate right along the Lake Ontario shoreline that provides a moderate climate for grape vines and stunning views for visitors. Continue reading

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