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Cool Entertainment – The Icewine Festival

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Niagara is alive with the love of Icewine as the 2013 Annual Icewine Festival is set to begin tomorrow in Jordan Square. This year’s celebrations promise to be all that previous years have been and more with the return of the passport program, the Xerox Icewine Gala and live music, great food and plenty of Icewine at the outdoor celebrations throughout Niagara! See below for a schedule of the celebration that is a must-attend on your January social calendar!

The Xerox Icewine Gala: The Ice Queen’s Ball
Friday January 11, 2013
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls
$185 CAD plus HST
Formal attire only.

Jordan Village Celebrations (January 12 – 13)

Saturday
12 pm Official Opening Ceremony
12:30pm Fashion Show featuring Twenty Valley Winemakers
1:00pm Chuck Hughes Cooking Demonstration
2:00pm Winemaker’s Challenge
2:45pm Black Box Challenge hosted by Chuck Hughes and Co.
4:00pm Chuck Hughes Cooking Demonstration
6:00 – 8:00pm Desire, International U2 Cover Band
8:30pm USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker)
Sunday
11:00am Open
12:30pm Fashion Show featuring Twenty Valley Winemakers
1:00pm Michael Olson Cooking Demonstration
2:00pm Winemaker’s Challenge
3:00pm Anna Olson Cooking Demonstration
4:30pm Black Box Challenge hosted by Anna & Michael Olson

Niagara on the Lake Icewine Celebrations 

Niagara on the Lake Icewine Village
January 19, 11:00am – 5:00pm
January 20, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Historic Queen Street
FREE ADMISSION

Flash and Panache Icewine Cocktail Competition
January 19, 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Historic Queen Street
FREE ADMISSION

Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour
Niagara on the Lake Insiders Tastng Pass
January 26 & 27, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Historic Queen Street

Important Events

Winterfest in the Square presented by Henley Honda
January 25, 2013
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Market Square, Downtown St. Catharines
FREE ADMISSION

2nd Annual Niagara Ice-winemakers vs. CHCH Sportsliners Hockey Game
January 26, 2013
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Meridian Credit Union Arena
FREE ADMISSION

All You Need Is Cheese Seminars

Fondue a Trois
Saturday January 12, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Vineland Estates Winery, Vineland

Sweet and Sinful Wine & Cheese Pairings
Saturday January 12, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Riverview Cellars Estate Winery, Niagara on the Lake

It’s Great Chemistry
Saturday January 19, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Marynissen Estates Winery, Niagara on the Lake

The Icewine & Cheese Experience
Saturday January 19, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Reif Estate Winery, Niagara on the Lake

The Good, the Bad & the Awesome
Saturday January 26, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Malivoire Wine, Beamsville

Fun with Fromage
Saturday January 26, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Flat Rock Cellars, Jordan

For more information or to order your tickets for this signature festival of the Niagara wine industry visit www.niagaraicewinefestival.com or call 905-688-0212

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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