Riverbend Inn and Vineyard Receives Accolades for Both Accommodations and Wine

Riverbend Inn & Vineyard

Adding to its already prestigious CAA/AAA Four-Diamond designation, the Riverbend Inn and Vineyard has now been recognized by renowned Condé Nast Johansens Travel Magazine. The Riverbend Inns Niagara-on-the-Lake accommodations are one of only three in Ontario and 14 in Canada to be recommended by the internationally distributed publication, which relies upon strict inspections to choose […]

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What is Corked Wine?

what is corked wine

Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important factor when it comes to maintaining a good wine. A cork is essential, as it keeps oxygen out of the wine bottle. If a bottle of wine is not airtight then it may become oxidized and undrinkable. Traditionally, the only corks worth considering were those […]

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How Niagara Falls was formed?

niagara falls history

Have you ever found yourself wondering about Niagara Falls History or how Niagara Falls was formed? Know your Niagara Falls history! Frozen Niagara Falls is a big hit with tourist. Here are some of the coolest questions: So, why does Niagara Falls freeze? How was Niagara Falls formed? The Clovis people were the first known […]

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Historical Fort Erie

Historical Fort Erie

Early in North American history, convenient water travel, excellent fishing and fertile soils attracted Indian tribes to the Fort Erie area. However it was the abundance of flint in the rocky ledges of the local Lake Erie shoreline that kept the native people here on a continuing basis. From this stone they fashioned their tools […]

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Roasted Squash Soup with Red Pepper Purée

Roasted Squash Soup with Red Pepper Purée

Winter in Niagara means comfort food and harvest vegetables and fruit. Think squash, potatoes, rutabaga, parsnips, apples and pears. One of my favourite recipes is Roasted Squash Soup with Red Pepper Puree. I like to use buttercup squash for it’s rich taste and small seed pocket but if you can’t find any, butternut squash is […]

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Niagara Icewine

ice wine niagara

The discovery of icewine, or eiswein, in 1794 in Franconia, Germany was accidental, like many other gastronomic delights. In that year a freak cold spell froze vineyards prior to harvest and, to avert ruin, winemakers tried to press juice from the frozen grapes. They were ecstatic and surprised when the wine was ready. It was […]

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Matching Wine and Cheese

wine and cheese matching

One of the longest standing wine and food partnerships is that of cheese and wine. It dates back 6000 years, almost as old as recorded history. Wine is the classic companion for cheese and both complement each other superbly. The fat content of cheese coats the taste buds and makes wine appear to be much […]

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Wine Tasting & Flights

Of the many great experiences to be enjoyed in Niagara wine country, the tasting bar is certainly the most popular. Having an opportunity to visit Niagara wineries, sample superior VQA wines and speak with courteous, friendly and knowledgeable winery staffers – even the winemakers themselves on occasion – is, without a doubt, the best way […]

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About the Wine of Niagara

The Niagara Peninsula is recognized globally as an outstanding wine producing region. With complex glacial soils and a climate similar to that of Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Oregon and New Zealand, the region is ideal for growing grapes. Niagara is located between 41-degrees and 44-degrees north latitude. Niagara is on the same latitudinal band as […]

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