Tag Archives: Rick Van Sickle

Ready for TasteCamp North: What’s So Great About Niagara, Anyway?

Friday, May 13, will mark the beginning of TasteCamp North, a three-day exploration of Niagara wine country, on both sides of the Canada-USA border. 40 wine lovers from as far as Colorado, Indiana and Nova Scotia will start tasting, spitting, evaluating, tweeting and blogging about the wines, the region and the people who turn local [...]
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Marking the calendar for TasteCamp North (May 2011, Niagara)

I’ve rarely had so many things scheduled so far ahead. I have things penciled into my calendar until late 2011, easily. A funny feeling for a freelancer who has mostly seen his schedule evolve on a month to month basis. It’s good to be planning, however, especially for events like TasteCamp North, taking place in the [...]
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Conversations with winemakers on Twitter

Yeah, I’ll admit it, Twitter sometimes keeps me from blogging more. When fatigue sets in, it’s easier to keep to the under-140-character format, and just stay with the conversations and the flow of information, rather than piping down and getting that blog post finished. Mind you, as I look back on 2009, I must also point [...]
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Ontario’s best rieslings: a collective tasting on Spotlight Toronto (and two extra tasting notes)

It’s nice when social media pushes the idea of social forward, encouraging collective thinking and group efforts. Like this Ontario riesling project that was proposed to a small group of wine writers and professionals by Rick Van Sickle, of the St Catharines Standard, and Suresh Doss, of Spotlight Toronto. Six writers, including this guy who does [...]
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