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Vintages’ Niagara wine release features Chardonnay, just in time for the big i4c celebration of everything Cool Climate Chardonnay

I4c-2012_292A tidy little release of Niagara wines hits the shelves at Vintages Saturday with Chardonnay taking a front-row seat, just in time for the big i4c celebration of all things Chardonnay this weekend. Continue reading

Putting a bad winter behind them, Niagara’s Featherstone focused on some excellent 2013 white wine releases and the new 2012 oaked reds

aFthrstone LE tastebarLike most wineries around Niagara, Featherstone did not escape the wrath of Mother Nature this past cruel winter. Continue reading

PEC adventure, Part II: County dinner at the Old Third, Norm Hardie delight, in search of Gris at Stanners and the awesome wines from Exultet

xdinnerPRINCE EDWARD COUNTY — It’s just nearing dusk on a late spring day deep in the heart of wine country in Prince Edward County. Our motley crew pulls up to the home of Bruno Francois and Jens Korberg for a previously arranged gathering.
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The Vinemount Velo: Touring Niagara’s Wine Route on Two Wheels

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Whether you do it for sport, as part of a healthy lifestyle or just plain fun, cycling has become a growing pastime for many Canadians and in Niagara we are blessed with some of the best roads and trails that wind their way through wine country. Continue reading

Terrapin Grille at the Marriott Fallsview — dinner with a dynamite view of Niagara Falls

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By Mike Lowe
The heart of the Niagara Falls tourist area, as a destination for local diners, often gets a bad rap but there are some places that deserve recognition. The Terrapin Grille is one of those places. We recently dropped by Terrapin Grille for dinner — here’s the lowdown. Continue reading