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Students stomp their way to victory

Mike Johnson keeps the juice flowing out the barrel as Julia Korchvska and Christine Lehotay stomp the grapes. – Mike Zettel/Metroland Photo NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Actually, scratch that. They have machines to press juice from grapes, so no one has to take their shoes and socks Read more »

NC students host Project Brew

Student-made craft beers were in the spotlight on August 11 as NC Brewmaster students presented Project Brew Expo 150. Held at the St. Catharines Market Square, Project Brew was hosted by students in the final semester class of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, who displayed a selection of 17 beer styles that were […]

Wine grad behind new De Simone Vineyards in NOTL

A Niagara College grad is behind a new winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Vincenzo De Simone was a 2011 graduate of NC’s Winery and Viticulture Technician program. He is taking on the role of winemaker at  De Simone Vineyards. The winery celebrated its grand opening on the weekend of August 5-7. It is located at 865 Niagara […]

Bench Brewing partners with Niagara College Teaching Brewery; scholarships awarded to future leaders in the Ontario craft brew industry

Matt Giffen, president of Bench Brewing Company (third from left) presents a $30,000 donation to Niagara College president Dan Patterson (second from left) to establish the Bench Brewing Graduating Student Award. Pictured (from left) are Steve Gill (Niagara College Learning Enterprises Corp. general manager), Dan Patterson (NC president), Matt Giffen (president, Bench Brewing Company), Gary Read more »