A Guide to Eating and Drinking in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Autumn in Niagara means the grape harvest. ‘Tis the season for Ontarians to plan their weekend trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake for the wineries and the natural beauty of the area. It’s easy for visitors to look up a guide to the wineries of the area and maps for nature trails. But what about that all-important question:… 

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Dillon’s Brings Craft Distilling to Niagara Wine Country


“Never stop experimenting.” It's Peter Dillon's personal philosophy and it's at the heart of what they do at the newly opened Dillon's Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville.

Forty Creek: Where Passion & Winemaking Meet to Craft Great Whisky


Forty Creek Distillery has deep roots in winemaking, with a passion for whisky. Recently I had the pleasure of doing a private tour of the distillery that included a tasting of the full product line.

Coast to Coast @ Stratus with Vikram Vij


People are either storytellers or doers that inspire stories. If you're blessed with a skill, like a special gift in the kitchen, you don't often possess the talent to dazzle with your words as well. After all how fair would that be? But Vikram Vij is one of the few chefs that's as captivating a… 

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2012 Cuvée Gala


If there's two things guaranteed at Cuvée it's a great celebration and a few surprises. That tends to be the nature of an awards ceremony based on a blind tasting—there's a always a wine or two that jumps out and grabs your attention. Those are the wines that tend to be rewarded at Cuvée.

A preview of Cuvée 2012


You don't need to visit a local winery in autumn to learn that those in the wine industry are a hard working bunch. But with that work-hard mentality also comes a desire to celebrate and recognise accomplishments. The premier event for that is next week's 2012 Cuvée wine awards.

Colaneri Estate Winery


Driving along York Road on the way to St. Davids it's hard to miss one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's newest wineries. The last finishing touches of stucco were completed on the four-level, 31,000 square foot C-shaped family-owned-and-operated winery late last year.