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Q&A: Barry Katzman, Chairman of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival

August 31, 2017

For most Niagarans, there's one festival that's synonymous with September: Grape & Wine. Known more formally as the Niagara Wine Festival. Each year, the region comes together to celebrate Niagara's grape and wine industry, hailing a new grape grower as Grape King and tasting out the new vintages offered up by Niagara's many world-class wineries. From the annual grand parade through St. Catharines' downtown core to the big party in Montebello Park, the festival brings people together each year. Barry Katzman understands that perhaps better than most, as chairman of the board of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival for the past nine years, and a member of Niagara's wine industry for 19 years.