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Brewery

Why You Don’t Need to be Intimidated by Craft Beer

Imperial Stout. Contemporary Gose. Mixed Fermentation Table Sour. Double Dry-Hopped India Pale Ale. Triple-Foot Bathtub Saison. What does it all mean? Granted, the last one is made up but seriously, all the terminology can...
Sass Jordan

Sass Jordan Launches Her Own Wine Line

Sass Jordan is definitely going to make us all believers. Believers in the Kick Ass Sass wine line! Yes, that's right: Canada’s Queen of Rock is adding winemaker to her list of accomplishments. She...
Peter Rotar, Magnotta

Interview with a Wine Maker: Peter Rotar, Magnotta Winery

Magnotta Winery is a winery of firsts: first sparkling ice wine; first iced grappa; first Amarone-inspired wine; first company of its kind in Ontario licensed to produce and sell wine, beer and distilled products;...
Michele Bosc, Château des Charmes

Raise a Glass to Michele Bosc

For years, driving along York Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake, it stood alone. I've always admired it—that grand palatial structure that appeared, plucked out of the French countryside—Château des Charmes. Indeed, the traditions of this family-run...
photo credit: Inniskillin

Get Ready: The Niagara Icewine Festival is Coming

Starting this Friday, the Niagara Icewine festival is underway. This festival will take place over three weekends in January, from January 11th-27th. Even though it feels more like spring weather here in the Toronto...
Matcha

How to Brew Japanese Tea

Japanese monks brought tea to Japan from China in the 9th Century. At that time only the religious and royal classes were consuming it. From it’s popularity among nobility came the Japanese tea ceremony....
Andrjez Lipinski, Big Head Wines

Interview with a Wine Maker: Andrjez Lipinski, Big Head Wines

Andrzej Lipinski’s arrival on the Niagara wine scene was unique, and then, it seems, he went from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, consulting for Colaneri; Organized Crime; Foreign Affair; Megalomaniac;...

Winter Winefest: January 11th–13th

Kicking Off 2019 with Icewine Harvest Celebrations Niagara’s Twenty Valley Winter WineFest is returning to the streets of Jordan Village in Lincoln, Ontario January 11th until the 13th. What better way to ring in the new...

A Taste of the Stars at Montecito

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” The immortal words of French Benedictine monk and cellar master, Dom Pérignon when he first tasted his sparkling creation… champagne. A bubbly bright drink that makes the whole...
Sake

The Ki to Good Saké

I lived in Japan a long time, and never understood the joy of sake until a tutored sake tasting with Michael Tremblay, sake sommelier at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar. While the interest in...
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