swingsets into the snow, or building massive snowforts with my brother, but the winter still has a lot to offer. Like visiting the annual Niagara Ice Wine festival!
This was our first time at the Ice Wine Festival. Held in quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake, a charming 18th century village, local wineries and culinary institutes meet to host a wine and gourmet food tasting along the main street. It was C.O.L.D., but that didn't stop the masses from coming out and enjoying their favourite vino. Gabriel remarked that it felt like we were in Europe, where often, despite the nasty weather, people still venture out to the markets or the town squares. Some highlights of the afternoon included seeing the "World's Largest Wine Glass", and marveling at the amazing ice sculptures and ice bars that were created around the venue. This is definitely on my 'to-do' list for next winter!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We were supposed to get a lot of snow today. Even school was closed (which never really happens here). I went to bed last night, thinking that we were in for “the worst blizzard in years”. Hah. This morning I was greeted with beautiful snow falling, but really no major accumulation. So much for the massive snow storm. I have to admit, I was kinda disappointed. The weather network was making this out to be such a huge storm, I thought surely it would be one of those quiet, snow-covered days where you sit indoors, with a nice cup of coffee, watching the snow fall softly into drifts outside.