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Sip and Sizzle at Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Some of my favourite summer memories are of the big cook outs my Dad used to have for the neighbourhood; albeit living in the country the neighbours were really anyone within a few kilometer...
Feminist Party Wine

The Feminist Party: Red, White or Revolutionary Wine

California journalist and winemaker Sonja Magdevski says her latest wine, The Feminist Party, isn’t a political tipple. It’s about radical inclusion. “It’s all about all the women and men who have helped me get here,”...
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...
Royal Baby Shower Afternoon Tea, Omni King Edward Hotel

Fit For A Royal Baby

Afternoon Tea: a British tea-related ritual from the 1840s, created to satiate the hunger pangs between midday and evening meal times. Typically, it consists of delicate rectangle-shaped sandwiches, dainty miniatures cakes and sweet pastries,...
Balzac's Coffee Roasters

Balzac’s: A Coffee Tasting To Remember

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters Market Street location is a bright and welcoming spot with cute pastel colours and beautiful design work. This was my first coffee tasting ever, and my colleague's as well, and we...
Northern Canning

Northern Canning: A Must-Have Service for All Breweries

Opening a craft or microbrewery may seem easy enough that everyone and their dog appears to have a brew on the market. But think about this: you’ve created the recipes, found the perfect space,...
Craft Beers

The Beginner’s Guide to Craft Beer: An Infographic

Does delving into the world of craft beer seem daunting? I recently wrote an article about how not to be intimidated by craft beer. If you're looking for a quick visual guide to give...
Gluten-free Beer

The Best Gluten-Free Beers Out There Right Now

Are you a fan of beer, but living the gluten-free life? Want to slug back a cold one without triggering your celiac disease? Although many gluten-free beers have mixed reviews, your preferences are your...

Top Natural Wine Recommendations

I asked Meghan Carr, sommelier and co-owner of Francis Bread located on Salt Spring Island about her top natural wine recommendations. She shares with me what "natural wine" means to her as a sommelier,...

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...
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