WINE

3 Low-Carb, Low-Sugar Cocktails for the Weekend

The holiday season is approaching and we know what this means: gifts, hugs and a lot of parties. It’s delicious to share with family and friends but it is also very likely that excesses are tempting us everywhere, especially when it comes to sugar and calories. It’s not necessary that you...

Storing Wine: Can You Check Off the Following List?

As you are reading this particular article, it’s likely that you are either a new or a veteran wine connoisseur who wants to know if their wine storage facilities are missing out on something. Well, if you can check off all the three points on this list by the...

By the Glass at Montecito: Your Wine Journey Begins Here

It's pretty common knowledge that the wine world can seem as pretentious as that little pinky lifted while sipping tea. Intimidating is also a fabulous word to describe wine culture. As someone who has spent most of his adult life in or around the wine and beverage world, I...

Everything You Need to Know About the Game of Thrones Wines

With the final season of Game of Thrones underway, there’s no better way to celebrate (and bid adieu) to the hit show than with some wine! Now you can drink like you’re in King’s Landing thanks to the Game of Thrones wines developed by renowned winemaker Bob Cabral. Inspired...

Best Wineries in Prince Edward County

You’ve probably heard about Prince Edward County. This charming rural region, roughly two hours from Toronto, lives up to the hype! “The County,” as its known by locals, makes for the perfect weekend escape. After all, every once in a while it’s necessary to get out of the hustle...

Art of Charcuterie

By Andrea Kaiser, Reif Estates Winery Originally intended as a way to preserve meats before the advent of refrigeration, Charcuterie (pronounced shar-COO-ta-ree), is popular on local menus for the flavours and textures derived from the preservation process. It has become more of an art, no longer driven by necessity but...

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, where to find natural wine across Canada, and her top local and international natural wine...

Wine Tasting in Ontario: We Just Can’t Get Enough

Ontario has a rich and diverse wine industry and that’s exactly what Taste Ontario! wants to celebrate. A thoughtful selection of VQA producers and winemakers as diverse as the regions they call home, came together this past week. Their intention? To educate restaurateurs and the media about exactly why...

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 has launched her own wine line, called Kick Ass Sass, with both red and white...

Butternut Squash Soup & a Glass of Chardonnay

How can we combat the cold and ice? How do we make grey December days bright? With a bowl of hot Butternut Squash Soup and a glass of Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay! Ingredients 1 medium-sized butternut squash 1 medium-sized carrot 3 tbsp olive oil ½ onion chopped 3 cloves of garlic minced 1 tsp...

3 Low-Carb, Low-Sugar Cocktails for the Weekend

The holiday season is approaching and we know what this means: gifts, hugs and a lot of parties. It’s delicious to share with family and friends but it is also very likely that excesses are tempting us everywhere, especially when it comes to sugar and calories. It’s not necessary that you...

Storing Wine: Can You Check Off the Following List?

As you are reading this particular article, it’s likely that you are either a new or a veteran wine connoisseur who wants to know if their wine storage facilities are missing out on something. Well, if you can check off all the three points on this list by the...

By the Glass at Montecito: Your Wine Journey Begins Here

It's pretty common knowledge that the wine world can seem as pretentious as that little pinky lifted while sipping tea. Intimidating is also a fabulous word to describe wine culture. As someone who has spent most of his adult life in or around the wine and beverage world, I...

Everything You Need to Know About the Game of Thrones Wines

With the final season of Game of Thrones underway, there’s no better way to celebrate (and bid adieu) to the hit show than with some wine! Now you can drink like you’re in King’s Landing thanks to the Game of Thrones wines developed by renowned winemaker Bob Cabral. Inspired...

Best Wineries in Prince Edward County

You’ve probably heard about Prince Edward County. This charming rural region, roughly two hours from Toronto, lives up to the hype! “The County,” as its known by locals, makes for the perfect weekend escape. After all, every once in a while it’s necessary to get out of the hustle...

Art of Charcuterie

By Andrea Kaiser, Reif Estates Winery Originally intended as a way to preserve meats before the advent of refrigeration, Charcuterie (pronounced shar-COO-ta-ree), is popular on local menus for the flavours and textures derived from the preservation process. It has become more of an art, no longer driven by necessity but...

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, where to find natural wine across Canada, and her top local and international natural wine...

Wine Tasting in Ontario: We Just Can’t Get Enough

Ontario has a rich and diverse wine industry and that’s exactly what Taste Ontario! wants to celebrate. A thoughtful selection of VQA producers and winemakers as diverse as the regions they call home, came together this past week. Their intention? To educate restaurateurs and the media about exactly why...

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 has launched her own wine line, called Kick Ass Sass, with both red and white...

Butternut Squash Soup & a Glass of Chardonnay

How can we combat the cold and ice? How do we make grey December days bright? With a bowl of hot Butternut Squash Soup and a glass of Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay! Ingredients 1 medium-sized butternut squash 1 medium-sized carrot 3 tbsp olive oil ½ onion chopped 3 cloves of garlic minced 1 tsp...