The Niagara War History: the War of 1812

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Around Niagara Falls: The Historic Places The Village of Queenston is located 12 miles north of Niagara Falls. There once stood the barracks housing detachments of Butler’s famous Rangers who, along with their Indian allies, raided deep into New York State during the Revolutionary War. Here, too, lived the wealthy Robert Hamilton, master of the […]


Interesting Historical Facts About Niagara Falls

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It is said that the name Niagara originates from an Iroquois word meaning thunder of waters. The original inhabitants of the region were the Ongiara (an Iroquois tribe named the Neutrals by French settlers, who found them helpful in mediating disputes with other tribes). Who gave the first recorded eyewitness description of Niagara Falls? Samuel […]


Niagara-on-the-Lake Living

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The investment in the Niagara-on-the-Lake landscape has resulted in a quality of life that is the envy of many larger and more affluential centers. The enhancement and beautification of our town has spanned many decades of growth and has been carefully guided and nurtured to produce what exists today. Not only have we enhanced our […]


A Simple Wine Tasting Guide

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Choosing a wine glass A good tasting glass is made of clear glass so that you can view the content easily. The stem has to be long enough for a comfortable grip without touching the bowl, and the foot wide enough to give a firm base. Careful washing and drying the glasses are important. If […]


Bad Wine 101

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There are very few bad wines in the world compared to 20 years. And if there are any real bad bottles of wines, it is actually the wine bottle itself, that is a bottle that was handled incorrectly so that the wine inside got ruined. One example would be a bit of the cork getting […]


Everyone loves Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario!

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Location Where is Niagara-on-the-Lake? We’re just a 20-minute drive along the beautiful Niagara River Parkway from Niagara Falls; a 90-minute drive along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Toronto; a 75-minute drive from Toronto’s L.B. International Airport; a 50-minute drive from Buffalo’s International Airport in northern New York State; and a comfortable day’s drive from […]