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Inniskillin Icewine Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad with Icewine Vinaigrette

Waldorf Salad with Crisp Apples, Toasted Walnuts and Icewine Vinaigrette Wine Pairing: Inniskillin Vidal or Riesling Icewine This play on a traditional Waldorf Salad accentuates the freshness of the salad by using a lighter vinaigrette as...
Inniskillin Icewine and Oysters

Fresh Shucked Oysters with Vidal Mignonette

Wine Pairing: Inniskillin Ice Wine When developing a dish with wine, you have one choice: do you want to compliment or contrast the wine with the food. This pairing is a contrast. The bubbles in...
Diageo World Class cocktails

TIFF: Movies and Cocktails

TIFF hits the city with a shower of Stars every September. The movies, the parties, the red carpets—a feast for the eyes. We find ourselves standing next to Alec Baldwin. We know him. We’ve seen...
appassimento

Appassimento: To Dry Or Not To Dry

The appassimento method of making wine dates back to Roman times. Made famous by Amarone, Recioto, Ripasso and Valpolicella wines, it’s a technique of drying grapes off-vine to concentrate sugars and flavours without increasing...
Swiss Cheese

Swiss Seduction

In Switzerland, they greet each other with three kisses, but the allure is in its natural beauty... “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love”, remarked Swiss resident, Albert Einstein. Nor is creamy chocolate,...
rose wine

Two Guys and a Rosé

High noon. A cold winter’s day. I swing open the door and enter the vintage, New York-style saloon of Allen’s on the Danforth in Toronto. We survey the well-worn, solid-wood booths and pressed-tin ceiling,...
Sonoma_Cheese

Savouring Sonoma

"Il faut cultiver notre jardin" —Candide In one hand I hold a Meyer lemon scone with cranberries and white chocolate, in the other, a warm foccacia with shitake mushrooms, roasted garlic, Jack, Swiss and smoked...
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Inniskillin East-West Riesling – Gewürztraminer The silkiness of this pureed soup allows for flavours to linger while the Inniskillin East-West Riesling – Gewürztraminer provides a hint of sweetness and acidity...
Horses in Kentucky Field

Bourbon & Bluegrass

“Blue Moon Over Kentucky Keep on Shinin” — Bill Monroe The infectious sweetness of banjos and mandolins harmonizing on the radio give us the feeling of a carefree chase scene. Rolling hills of vibrant green...
Foie Gras, Dordogne

The Foie Gras Trail in Dordogne, France

Driving through Nouvelle Aquitaine to Dordogne is, itself, a romantic experience. So many boutique neighbouring wineries dot the countryside as the winding road meanders past medieval towns that beckon my curiousity. I have to...
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