Wines In Niagara

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The Wine Wire: Women in wine, Southbrook award, CAPS crowns winners, big Ontario cider news, Canadian wine website launched

Ontario wine

Emma Garner, a graduate of Brock University’s Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) program, is among the numerous female scientists making a mark in the booming grape and wine industry.

Getting caught up on Canadian wine news, we have stories on women increasing their numbers in the fields of winemaking and grape growing, winners of CAPS competition announced, Southbrook wins a Spirit of Niagara award, a new course for Ontario cider makers, a financial boost for cider makers, and a website launches that brings all Canadian wine regions together. Continue reading

Ma Chinese Cuisine in St. Catharines — A Dim Sum of its parts?

Ma Cuisine review

Review/photos by Mike Lowe

After hearing much hype about an exciting new, apparently authentic, Chinese restaurant, we finally succumbed to the pressure to visit. We got more than we expected — in more ways than one Continue reading

Niagara Icewine Festival 2017 begins – and Mike Lowe eats it up from the glitzy gala to the sparkling streets of Jordan

Niagara icewine festival

By Michael Lowe

The first of three weekends celebrating the sweet nectar of Niagara’s vines got underway last weekend. With great wine there must be great food, and there was no shortage of delectable dishes designed to keep the palate inspired and wanting for more. Continue reading

Chew on this: Mike Lowe’s Top 10 Niagara Dining Experiences in 2016

Best Niagara restaurants

By Michael Lowe

My list of the top ten dining experiences in Niagara is a collection of places where I ate 2016 — those that made an impression and/or turned me into a repeat customer. Continue reading

Lamb dinner deconstructed at Silversmith Brewery in Niagara — breaking it all down

Ontario craft brewer

BY MICHAEL LOWE

Silversmith Brewing Company held a very informative and unusual dining event recently. A butcher and a chef teamed up to show us how to break down your dinner — literally. Continue reading

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