Posts made in January, 2013

Wine Sense Events

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013

Wine Sense Events is a business that focuses on bringing to light the delicious variety of wine that can be found here in the Niagara region. They offer exclusive wine & food tasting events or you can partake in one of their open events! Of course, we had to see what it was all about so Lisa and Jen were sent to investigate… they’ve come back and given me the scoop! Lisa and Jennifer attended an event held at PowWow in St. Catharines, which featured wine from Henry of Pelham winery. This event was all about the aging of wine and learning how to differentiate an aged wine from a...

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Going Green at The Cairn Croft

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013

Worried about your carbon footprint? Are you taking steps to a greener life? Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel has been and is proud to tell you about it! Since the end of November, the hotel has been taking steps to make sure that their carbon footprint is smaller. Through the partnership with Planet Energy, the Cairn Croft is one of the first hotel’s to operate on 100% clean, green renewable power. Along with this power switch, investing in energy efficient and emission-reducing initiatives will help the hotel achieve their eco-friendly goals. As part of this green initiative, the...

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Niagara Icewine Festival? Yes please!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013

Now I’m not sure if growing up in Niagara Falls had anything to do with my love of wine but I know one thing.. icewine is the nectar from the gods! And luckily.. there is a full festival celebrating Niagara’s expertise in this category! If you have never tried icewine , you need to. Plain and simple. Then you’ll understand. The opening weekend of the Niagara Icewine Festival has come and gone, starting on January 11th, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy all that this festival has to offer.  Opening weekend saw Xerox’s Icewine Gala complete with wines from 30 of Niagara’s...

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Robbie Burns 2013

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013

It’s back! Our second annual Robbie Burns Supper is taking place right here at the hotel; Saturday January 26th. Everyone had such a wonderful time last year that we brought it back. We’d like to welcome back our Master of Ceremonies: John Graham, Entertainer: Brian McLaughlin, Piper: Bruno Frattarole and our chef, Matt Roberts with guest chef J. Mark Hand. Once again there will be an optional Scotch Tasting with Linus Hand at 4pm on Saturday for only $15/person.   A delicious dinner, entertainment and an overnight stay at the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft for only $128/ person...

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