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Wine Tasting 101 (Part 3)

In continuation of Part 1 and Part 2, in which we shared how to handle and view a glass of wine, and how to appreciate its aromatics, now we must finally sip and taste. Sipping...
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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...
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...

All in the Family

“There is a fondness in society for the family business,” said William Grant. With his family of nine—seven sons and two daughters—Grant might have built a soccer team to play Scotland’s national sport. But...
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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...
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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,...
Argentina Grapes

Tango Through Argentina

I feel like a Roman emperor. Soaking in a bubbling barrel bath of Cabernet Sauvignon, I sip sparkling wine under the stars. It is nightfall at the Patios de Cafayate wine spa, and the...

New and Exciting in Toronto

Apres Noir, an entertainment behemoth unique to Toronto, unique in the world, is the brainchild of Carlo Parentela, President and GM of Le Jardin Conference & Event Venue. Parentela’s global imagination is as boundless as...

Living in a Latte Daze

A thousand years ago, our ancestors hunted for food and for survival. Today, we grab our friends and hunt for the perfect spot to capture the perfect picture for the perfect post to Instagram. But hey,...
Ungava Bees Knees

The Bee’s Knees

The phrase the “bee’s knees” was used in Prohibition times as slang to mean “the best.” This cocktail is a gin sour that’s believed to have been created around that time, and features fresh...
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