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Niagara Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1 of 2

The first day of my 2-day visit to Niagara for the annual Grape & Wine Festival was on September 17. We visited 4 wineries on this day, two in Twenty Valley and two in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Our first stop was at Magnotta Winery to whet our appetite...

Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival Review 2016 - Day 2

After a very satisfying Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival experience on Saturday, expectations were raised for Sunday's visit to wineries mostly in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In all, we ended up visiting 7 different wineries on Sunday, a few of which were...

Niagara Icewine Festival Review 2016 - Day 2

After a full day of food & wine tasting on Saturday, our wine tour through Niagara continued on Sunday, January 24th with a pair of stops in Niagara-on-the-Lake and finishing out on the Escarpment.The first stop was Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate...

Niagara Icewine Festival Review 2016 - Day 1

On January 23rd, I had the pleasure of visiting Niagara to take in the 21st annual Niagara Icewine Festival. In order to fully appreciate the winery offerings of Icewine paired with delectable culinary creations, we opted to spend the night near The...

Grand River Valley Ice Wine Festival Kicks Off In March

What’s the very best thing about our sometimes miserable winter weather? The rare and delicious treat of ice wine. In March some of the best in the nation will be featured at the Grand River Valley Ice Wine Festival. Five Wineries Join In The Fun T...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Feb 23, 2016

Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Franc Icewine 2013 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Tonight's treat for the holidays is a delicious Icewine from Lakeview Cellars, a brand of Diamond Estates.Coming from a vintage that can be best described as average and slightly wet, approximately 6,600 tonnes of Icewine and Late Harvest grapes were...

Southbrook Vidal Icewine 2014 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Tonight's end-of-dinner treat is an organic Icewine that was just released this month.Although there is no special Holiday Gift Package for Icewine, the beverage in and of itself is a very special gift indeed. Furthermore, if you wish, you can easily...

Niagara Icewine Festival - Celebrating Another Year of Icewine Excellence

The Niagara Icewine Festival is around the corner and I have begun planning my next visit to Niagara in January, as should you. The 2016 Xerox Icewine Gala marks the 21st regional celebration of the truly Canadian icon: Icewine.What began as a gala e...

Ziraldo Riesling Icewine Tasting

In September, as part the Senhora Do Convento wine tasting, I had the pleasure of meeting Donald Ziraldo and his wife Victoria to taste their latest Riesling Icewine. Mr. Ziraldo and his business partner/winemaker Karl Kaiser were the founders of Inn...

Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival 2015: Day ONE Review

During the weekend of June 20th and 21st, I was in Niagara taking in the 19th Annual New Vintage Festival. As part of the weekend's festivities, I enjoyed culinary creations using the first produce of the season, locally sourced ingredients and paire...

Grand River Valley Ice Wine Festival Scheduled March 7th, 14th, and 21st

With cold weather comes the Ice Wine Festival, now in its 12th year. The festival is located in the Northeastern Ohio in the heart of the Grand River Valley Wine Region. The event will be held March 7, 14 and 21. Five area wineries come together to c...
by Toledo Wines and Vines on Feb 10, 2015

Niagara Icewine Festival Review 2015

On the weekend of January 17-18, I visited Niagara as part of the 20th Annual Icewine Festival and a new initiative called Niagara Chilled. This new initiative combined all the events - Gala, Icewine Village in Niagara-on-the-Lake, special events at...

Pillitteri Chardonnay Icewine 2007 (Niagara) - Wine Review

To celebrate Christmas Eve, I opened this Icewine that was first tasted last January during the Icewine Festival. This delicious Icewine is only available at the winery, but can be ordered online via their website.PILLITTERI CHARDONNAY ICEWINE 2007 -...

Icewine –  das Weingut Inniskillin aus Ontario lässt es in München „eisig“ prickeln  

In den Nächten zwischen Dezember und Januar unweit der Niagara Fälle, wacht die „Eis-Polizei“ über die Trauben. Dann, wenn die Temperatur mehrmals auf  -8° fällt, idealerweise um die -10°, geht es los. Die Trauben müssen gepflückt werden...
by Dinner um Acht on Nov 16, 2014

Kanadischer Eiswein aus Niagara in München – Inniskillin präsentiert seinen Icewine

  Wir waren eingeladen zur Präsentation kanadischer Weine der Inniskillin Winery aus der Niagara Region in der Stromberg KOUNGE in München. Gastgeber waren die Tourismusbehörde von Ontario und die Inniskillin Winery, die mit ihrem eigenen Koc...
by TravelWorldOnline on Nov 15, 2014

A Vintage Harvest - 2014 Niagara Wine Festival Review

The 63rd Annual Niagara Wine Festival returned last month, running for three weekends from September 13 to 28. I usually attend one of the first two weekends, but this time decided to attend the final weekend of the festival. Considering the bad luck...

NCT Dean's List Savant Icewine 2009 (Niagara) - Wine Review

Tasted and purchased this Icewine at the winery back in the Fall of 2012, during the Niagara Wine Festival. and opened it last night to continue our wedding anniversary celebrations. This wine is drinking well, but not nearly as well as it did back i...

2014 Niagara Icewine Festival - My Review

What an amazing two days! Last weekend, we enjoyed many Icewines and tasty culinary creations at 9 different wineries throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley. The full photo gallery is available at the bottom of this post.Our group of 11 beg...

Peller Estates Andrew Peller Signature Series Cabernet Franc Icewine 2010 (Niagara) - Wine Review

To ring in the New Year, I opened this delicious Icewine that I received last January as part of my "Dinner for Two at Peller Estates Winery" contest winnings. Suffice it to say, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!PELLER ESTATES ANDREW PELLER SIGNATURE...

Mission Hill - 2013 Winery of the Year - WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada Celebration

On September 16th, I had the pleasure of attending an invite-only celebration at Joey Eaton Centre to honour Mission Hill Family Estate's Winery of the Year Award at the inaugural WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada competition. This award used...


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