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

First wine from Niagara’s Redstone Winery released at Vintages, plus other new releases to hit the shelves

good shotThe Saturday release at Vintages featured a wide selection of Niagara wines including the first wine from Moray Tawse’s new Redstone Winery. Continue reading

20 food trucks announced for Mike Weir Food Truck Bash July 12-13 in Niagara

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An awesome convoy of Ontario food trucks is converging on the new Mike Weir winery in Niagara July 12-13 for two days of spectacular food and wine. Continue reading

Niagara is going to miss Inniskillin’s retiring Debi Pratt (and so will I), and, appropriately, a vineyard has been named her honour

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She is a rock in the Niagara wine industry. A partner in the birth of the modern wine industry in Canada and the calming influence in those chaotic first years that laid the groundwork for Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Inniskillin winery. Continue reading