As the 15th of January quickly approaches it is probably a good time to remind everyone of the upcoming 2010 Niagara Icewine festival. From the 15th to the 31st the entire Niagara region and it’s vineyards will be celebrating the gold that is Icewine. If you have time to make the voyage, I recommend spending a few days and enjoying a unique wine experience. There are so many different events, some community, some festival organized and a great many winary specific that you are recommend to check out the calendar to mix and match what is best for your trip.
A few events Mrs CWG and I will probably attend:
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Experience
Queen Street, NotL
January 23 & 24 11am to 5pm
Join us outdoors in the Heritage District for ice carving demonstrations, superb cuisine and, of course, wonderful Icewine!
Winterfest in Market Square
January 23, 2010 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Sip and savour the magic of winter in St. Catharines. Join us, as we celebrate Winterfest in our historic downtown. Presenting live music, gourmet cuisine, artisanal cheeses, and delectable VQA wines. Purchase tokens for wine and food, and a commemorative glass. Free admission. For information, call 905-688-0212.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Cocktails
January 23, 2010 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Taste the most unique combinations created by the finest restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake. You be the judge and compare your favourites with our celebrity judges, outdoors in the Heritage District.
We will also do many of the winery specific events as possible, but as we are not sure which wineries we will leave that out for now. I cannot wait to do a follow up on the event, as well I’d love to hear from regular readers on their experiences.