Day: January 3, 2014

Winter is a Cool Time to Visit Niagara

Written by Sandra Ozkur Throughout the summer, wine country is bustling with tourists who come to take part in the numerous events, festivals, and celebrations that happen throughout Niagara. But, when the weather cools down, things begin to heat up again in wine country. There is no shortage of activities during the winter season in …

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Straight Up, Stirred and Shaken: Icewine Cocktails

By: Andrea Kaiser Icewine is Canada’s gift of nature, a sweet nectar produced by allowing grapes to freeze on the vine and then pressing only the concentrated juice to be fermented into a luscious dessert wine. Growing up in the family wine business I had the luxury of savouring Icewine on most holidays and special …

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Niagara Falls: The Honeymoon Capital of the World

Oh the lovers come a thousand miles, 
They leave their home and mother; 
Yet when they reach Niagara Falls, 
They only see each other. See Niagara’s waters rolling,
See the misty spray;
See the happy lovers strolling,
It’s everybody’s wedding day. To see the Falls they took a ride,
On the steamship “Maid O’ the Mist”;
She forgot the Falls …

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Alan Jackson: An Enduring Country Legend

“A country song is a song about life.” Alan Jackson Alan Jackson is basically country music royalty. Since he became active in the music industry in 1983, he has released 16 studio albums, three greatest hits albums, two Christmas albums, two gospel albums and put out numerous compilation cds. His most recent album entitled, The …

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Willow Cakes and Pastries: A Tasty Treat in Niagara-on-the-Lake

By: Megan Pasche Sitting inconspicuously on the corner of Mary Street, is Willow Cakes and Pastries, a European style bakery owned by Pastry Chef Catherine O’Donnell. As you walk through the doors, the sweet bakery air hits your nose immediately. Baking breads and cakes, crispy and light croissants. It’s one of those smells in life …

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Six Generations of Winemaking

Written and photographed by Sandra Ozkur In 2014, Konzelmann Estate Winery, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The owner, Herbert Konzelmann, couldn’t be more pleased as he welcomes his grandson, Fabian, into the family business. Fabian will become the latest in a long line of professional winemakers that stretches back six generations. Herbert …

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