Wines In Niagara

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Diner House 29 in Niagara — A better way to start your day

Best Niagara food

By Michael Lowe

On a busy weekend it’s easy to skip the most important meal of the day. But there is a place that I’m sure will convince you never to do so again. Continue reading

Michael Lowe carves his way around Cuvée 2017: A tasting of grand proportions

Best Niagara restaurants

By Michael Lowe

The annual Grand Tasting at Cuvée is now history. This 2017 edition showcased not only a vast number of wines, but local chefs churned out some amazing dishes to pair with them. Here’s an overview from a food guy’s perspective. Continue reading

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

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