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TOCA, Ritz Carlton Toronto

Indulging in After the Fire Wines at Toronto’s Ritz Carlton Hotel

“After the Fire” was a profound theme for a magnificent evening at TOCA, the beautiful restaurant on the mezzanine at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Toronto. Signorello Estate, in partnership with Michelin Star Chef Oliver...
Portland

Portland’s Liquid Assets

A beacon of environmentally forward urban planning, with endless green spaces, electric car charging stations, solar-powered trash compactors, and even a building heated by cylinders above a pizza oven, Portland is one of the...

A Day At The Bench

When the shores of Lake Iroquois receded, they left behind a water table of wine. Today, a sunny day’s short drive leads us to so many exciting vineyards that bear the fruit of this...

Wine Fraud: Exposed!

The label is legendary, the going price at auction is in the tens of thousands. But is it real or counterfeit? To authenticate the wine, one brings in an authority on...

Malbec in Mendoza

There is a great diversity of wineries in Argentina's Mendoza region worth exploring. Between the moon and the Andes, Andeluna Cellars has majestic views. Pasionado is a perfectly balanced, excellently structured alchemy of Malbec,...
Innis & Gunn

Big News for Innis and Gunn

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has recently announced a new partnership with Toronto-based brewing collective Brunswick Bierworks. No longer will the brewer have to import kegs of draught beer from Scotland. This means...

The Renaissance of Canadian Whisky

When Patrick O’Driscoll, President and CEO of Hiram Walker and Sons, opened up a cupboard of old products, he had no idea what he had found. Asking his master blender, Dr. Don Livermore, what...

5 Easy Gin Cocktails For a Refreshing Spring Season

Spring is in the air! Say goodbye to all of those Irish Coffees, B52s and Buck Toddys, and switch them out for something more refreshing. What could possibly be more refreshing than a cool...
Bar Chef

Toronto Mixologists Are Raising The Bar

The Mixologist: Frankie Solarek, Bar Chef The Cocktail: Essence of Fall “Visual and nostalgic references are my favourite tools to create visceral and emotional experiences. Tactile elements of fresh moss, woods, greens, balsam fir...
Icewine Grapes

Vidal Apple Fritters

Wine Pairing: Inniskillin Vidal Icewine Who doesn’t love doughnuts? These tender apple fritters are crispy on the outside while moist and chewy on the inside. The reason I love this pairing is because of the...

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