Chef Ryan Crawford gets it done with a little help from his friends … well, actually his friends helped a lot with his wine project. Also, Vintages releases, new Kacaba wines


You could probably write a book on the exploits, past, present and future, of Niagara chef Ryan Crawford. He has already lived a life packed in extraordinary culinary richness and has mapped out a future that seems impossible to achieve. Yet there is little doubt he will accomplish every goal he has set for himself. Continue reading

Mike Lowe eats and drinks his way through The Niagara Food and Wine Expo


By Mike Lowe

The Niagara Food and Wine Expo got underway Friday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Featuring local restaurants, food trucks, gourmet food vendors and a bounty of wine, beer and spirits, the event beckons to those in search of some great bites and sips. Continue reading

The flood gates are open: VQA wines for sale at farmers’ markets in Ontario starting Saturday


It is as progressive as Ontario’s Liberal government is going to get with its backwards, antiquated and regressive policies regarding the sale booze in this province, but it is a tiny step in the right direction. Continue reading

Celebrate 25 years of Trius jazz and blues (and wine!) at the Niagara winery


Jazz. Blues. Niagara. Wine. It’s a recipe designed for success and for 25 years at Trius Winery the formula has been played out annually to happy music and wine fans. Tickets go quickly, so here’s what you need to know to grab some fast. Continue reading

The ‘Ultimate’ Food Truck Event Rolls into Scenic Wine Country May Long Weekend


NOTE: From a news release sent to Wines In Niagara
Kick off your summer as the ultimate backyard bash rolls into Peller Estates Winery this May long weekend. This year the exciting three-day event will begin with an exclusive adult-only night market Friday night. Continue reading