Valentine’s Day wine and chocolate pairing event
Niagara County, NY - Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail’s Be Mine with Wine event, February 14, 15, and 16.
The 20 wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will pair their wines with local chocolatiers’ decadent chocolate and other sweet desserts. Each ticket is valid for all three days of the event, and includes a wine glass from a starting winery of your choice, 3 tastes of wine and a pairing sample at each of the participating wineries. A complete list of featured pairings may be found on the trail’s website events page. Read more »
The Niagara Wine Trail will welcome in 2014 a 20th member winery.
Orleans County, N.Y. - The Niagara Wine Trail is pleased to announce the addition of their twentieth member winery, Schwenk Wine Cellars, located off of Route 18 at 1456 Bills Road in the Town of Kent, New York.
Schwenk Wine Cellars blends their family grown grapes and other fruits into heirloom recipe wines that are bottled on premises. Although the winery is a newcomer to the Niagara Wine Trail, they originally opened for business in 1983. In the vineyards, grapes are grown such as Cayuga, Baco, Concord, and others on their farm in Orleans County. Schwenk offers travelers on the Niagara Wine Trail the chance to taste award-winning wines such as their Dry Riesling, Baco Noir, Stone Bottom Cayuga, and a holiday favorite called “Santa’s Secret,” among others. Read more »
Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, 2015 President-Elect of The American Institute of Architects, To Be Featured Speaker at Ceremony in Forest Lawn
Buffalo, NY - On Wednesday, December 18 - the 100th anniversary of the death of architect Louise Bethune, FAIA - the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS); American Institute of Architects, Buffalo/WNY Chapter; The Buffalo Architecture Foundation and Forest Lawn will dedicate a memorial marker on Bethune’s grave in Section 10 of Forest Lawn at a special ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, 2014 First Vice President/2015 President-Elect of the American Institute of Architects, will be in Buffalo to take part in the ceremony, which will also include placement of a wreath.
Born Jennie Louise Blanchard, Louise Bethune (as she was known professionally) is considered to be the first professional female architect in the United States, and still serves as an inspiration to all architects eager to see their profession extend its borders to encompass the whole of the society it serves. She died on December 18, 1913 and was buried in Section 10 of Forest Lawn. Read more »
Great Lakes Seaway Trail/ Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - Seaway Trail, Inc. has announced that its byway-themed quilt show will now be held on a biennial schedule with the next event scheduled for 2015.
Since 2001, the event, held in Sackets Harbor, NY, has showcased quilting as a cultural heritage theme for traveling the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail. The biennial scheduling in part will accommodate the even-year biennial dates of the nearby North Country Quilt Guild Quilting Show held in Clayton, NY. The North Country Quilt Guild’s next event will be held June 6-8, 2014.
The theme for the 2015 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show is Vineyards, Fields, Farms and Food. Read more »
Great Lakes Seaway Trail, NY-PA - As the year-end holiday frenzy begins, shoppers can find unique artisanal and mainstream buying experiences along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway that parallels the freshwater shoreline in New York and Pennsylvania.
The top 11 shopping destinations suggested by tourism representatives of the 518-mile-long byway follow, moving from west to east along the route that includes the Erie PA Bayfront, Niagara Falls, Rochester and the 1000 Islands. Read more »
Niagara County, N.Y. - The Niagara Wine Trail wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful upcoming holiday season for area residents in need. During the annual Share the Bounty event, held Veterans Day weekend, November 8th - 11th, participating Niagara Wine Trail wineries will be accepting non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations in exchange for wine tastings to benefit the food bank or non-profit of their choice.
Share the Bounty will be held Friday from Noon - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday from Noon - 5 PM and Monday from Noon - 5 PM. Read more »
Niagara County, N.Y. - The 2014 event schedule for the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is now posted on the trail’s website. Tickets for the 2014 events will be on sale in the coming month.
The latest change the trail has made for next year is to the very popular April “Taste of the Trail” wine and food pairing event, which is now two weekends. “We want to give our customers the opportunity to experience all of our 19 member wineries,” says trail Coordinator, Elizabeth Maute. “Based on the feedback we get from surveys taken after each event, many participants only have time to make it to about half of the wineries they want to during an event weekend. Our Holiday Happening event is two weekends, and is successful, so we wanted to try something similar with the April event this year. Our trail is growing, and so are our events!” Read more »