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News stories by Rick

Chateau des Charmes host National BBQ Day Grill Off, all for a good cause

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Note: Château des Charmes is hosting the first National BBQ Day Grill Off on June 3 in support of Meal Exchange. Continue reading

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Food, glorious, food, wine and booze at Niagara Food and Wine Expo

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By Michael Lowe

Setting the tone for a tasty weekend, the second annual Niagara Food and Wine Expo swung into high gear on Friday afternoon. The event, held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, features foods prepared by Niagara restaurants, wines, beers, spirits, food specialty items and cooking demonstrations. Continue reading

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Food Truck Eats invades Niagara wine country: Look who’s coming to Peller Estate

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The May long weekend in Niagara is about to get cookin’ with some serious food truck eats, tasty Ontario wine and a healthy helping of local musical talent. Continue reading

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Ontario Wine Awards: The gala, the colour, the winners

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By Michael Lowe

At the 18th annual Ontario Wines Awards Gala, held Friday night at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a handful of Niagara wineries took home multiple awards. Attendees blind-tasted  some of the gold medal winning wines paired with a delicious four-course menu prepared by Chef Randy Dupuis. Continue reading