Five Lessons from the Niagara Icewine Festival

Five Lessons from the Niagara Icewine Festival

After taking a hiatus the last couple of years, winter has returned to Southern Ontario and made for a fitting backdrop to Niagara's month-long celebration of food and wine: the Icewine Festival. This year's gala officially kicked-off the festival with the usual mix of style and great wine. Thanks to the ice sculptures and winemakers… 

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April Wine Events


Although it doesn't look and feel like spring outside, one sure sign that the weather will soon turn for the better and match the season on the calendar is an increase in the number of wine events. So to get you in the spirit and hopeful nudge mother nature in the right direction we've put… 

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Life Lessons from Fergus Henderson & St. John


A great meal isn't really about food. Although it certainly helps, it needn't be exceptionally delicious, fancy or even paired with something good to drink. What truly defines a great meal is the unparalleled enjoyment that happens when you bring kindred spirits together to break bread. The outside world fades, allowing you to share anecdotes,… 

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The Synergy of Craft Beer and Cheese


Cheese is one of the world's great foods. The range of aromas, flavours, textures that good cheesemakers can achieve help make it one of those rare foods that can easily stand on its own and also elevate a great dish into something truly spectacular. But while that breadth and star power make it a gastronomic favourite,… 

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Cuvée 2014 Preview Guide


Over the past 25 years Cuvée has built itself into the premier event for celebrating Ontario winemaking excellence. This Friday the Fallsview Casino Resort will host the 26th Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala and it promises to continue the event's proud tradition as Niagara's primer celebration of local wine.

Niagara Icewine Festival Guide 2014


The best little known assets of Niagara wine country is that it isn't just for warm weather. In a true Canadian fashion it embraces all four seasons and brings something extra to its warm brand of hospitality every January for the Niagara Icewine Festival and Twenty Valley Winter WineFest.

Mike’s Holiday Gift Gift 2013


My most cherished holiday gifts are ones I can look at and remember who gave them to me and what they were trying to say with them. It's key that they're practical because you don't really ever get the opportunity to reflect on a gift you never use. I've taken our very practical theme of:… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine – Day 29 – Five Predictions

30 Days of Ontario Wine – Day 29 - Five Predictions

So much has changed since we began 30 Days of Ontario Wine a few years ago. The Ontario wine industry has continued to develop over that period as it has cemented itself as a region that Ontarians are increasingly looking to for great wines—a trend that should continue in the coming years.