Canada Wine

Top 10 Wines to Give as Gifts

Natalie MacLean | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

Looking for the perfect wine to give as a gift this year? You're in luck! When it comes to wine, one (bottle) size fits all, doubles of the same wine are just fine, and it's easy for the recipient to re-gift. Ideally you know the person's taste preferences: full-bodied or light, dry or sweet, New World or Old World? However, if you don't have any of that information, here are 10 great no-fail gift wines that you can give. Cheers!

New VINTAGES Wine Suggestions For Happier Holidays

Heather Wall | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

My love affair with Cava continues. Pale lemon green with lots of tiny persistent bubbles. The nose is clean and offers green apple, lemon, lemon zest, biscuit, pear. The palate is dry with lively acidity and noted baked bread. The length is medium on a crisp palate cleansing finish. Not overly complex but good quality and the price is right!

The FIve Phases of a Break-Up

Carlen Costa | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

The most wonderful time of year can be the worst time of year if you're going through a break-up right around this time. This list contains the basic stages (as experienced in my inner circle) of what it looks like to get through a break-up.

Have You Been on a Wineglass Marathon Yet?

Heather Wall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

I often joke with my running group and wine enthusiast friends that the reason I run half marathons is to keep my wine consumption in check. This ...

The Best Wines From Niagara's Chardonnay Celebration

Heather Wall | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

It's been a week since the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara wrapped up the Fourth Annual event (i4c14). I was one of the "CRU "behind the Cool -- a volunteer. I tasted 20 of the 117 wines over the weekend and selected my favourites.

Raise A Glass To Fine Ontario Wines

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada
Hon. David C. Onley

Today, viticulture is thriving in Ontario, with more than 180 wineries responsible for just over 70 per cent of total Canadian wine production, contributing an estimated $3.3 billion to the province's economy in 2011, many thousands of direct and indirect jobs, as well as $644 million in tourism and tourism employment, according to the Ontario Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario.

The Country That Drinks The Most Wine May Surprise You

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living

China has surpassed France and Italy to become the biggest consumer of red wine in the world. According to a joint report out of Vinexpo and The In...

Drinking During Pregnancy: The Ultimate Taboo

Chris Schryer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Chris Schryer

When was the last time you saw a pregnant woman sipping a beer? If you are North American, the answer might be never. You might also be surprised to learn that in much of Europe, it's actually not unusual at all. Now, more and more women I know are choosing not to totally abstain from alcohol during their pregnancies. And everyone in their lives are completely losing their minds about it.

How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party You Can Enjoy

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

With the holiday season fast approaching many are thinking about having friends and family over for a dinner party. What better way to celebrate the season than having a swanky dinner party? With the dinner party in mind, we decided to check in with Toronto's home entertaining maven, Dee Brun, a.k.a., the Cocktail Deeva to solicit her advice on throwing the ultimate party.

Six Tips for Niagara-on-the-Lake Visits

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Being a Toronto native I have been to Niagara Falls many times, but never actually spent quality time in Niagara-on-the-Lake. What a completely different experience! There are many ways to experience the region, but here is a list of tips and tricks that we discovered on our getaway:

A Cornucopia Of Food And Drink In Whistler

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Taking pleasure to the extreme is not something Whistler ever shies away from, so it comes as little surprise that Cornucopia—the resort's annual fo...

World's Most Expensive Wine Bought WHERE?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Living

We know Toronto has its fair share of high rollers, but it still comes as somewhat of a surprise that the world's most expensive wine bottle was was p...

A Foodie You Should Know: John Szabo

Erin Maynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the "Master Sommelier" credential to his name and is one of 188 master sommeliers currently sipping wine worldwide. Here John Szabo tells us about his hidden talents, favourite food and essential kitchen tools.

How You Pour Wine Can Affect How Much You Drink

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living

Understanding environmental cues like the size and shape of a wine glass and the way it's poured can help wine lovers drink in moderation and avoid ov...

Eight Great Winery Destinations Right Here in Canada

Trivago.ca | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Whether you are a connoisseur or are just looking for something new to do over a long weekend, these destinations are sure to provide a getaway with amazing views, exceptional wine, and new discoveries of some of Canada's hidden gems. Here are eight unmissable winery destinations...

Buying Wines From Other Provinces Still Makes For Sour Grapes

Mark Milke | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

As vacationers travel around Canada this summer, here is a question to ponder for those who sip fine Canadian wine: why do so many provincial politicians oppose free trade in wine among the provinces?

Better Living: Just Add Wine

Craig Harding | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Living
Craig Harding

One aspect of my job that I have learned to cherish over the past few years is the beauty of wine. Growing up, wine was always around my family (but whether it was good wine is a different story). Nevertheless it was something that I never fully appreciated and understood until recently.

EU, Canada See Benefits Of Free Trade In Wine And Spirits

CP | Julian Beltrame and Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canada-Europe trade talks may be stalled on a number of controversial topics, but in one area — wines and spirits — there's been plen...

Robust Red Wines for Meat Dishes

Natalie MacLean | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

General wine wisdom often automatically pairs meat with red wine, and while that needn't always be the case, for the purposes of this week, it shall be. I've put together a list of eight wines that work wonderfully with whatever might be on your carnivorous menus -- and don't forget to save a glass for dessert.

Cheers! Canadians Are Drinking More Wine

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Wine producers will be proposing a toast to Canadian consumers: a new study shows wine consumption in this country is growing three times fa...

Great B.C. Wines Coming to an LCBO Near You

Natalie MacLean | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

A number of spectacular wines from British Columbia are hitting LCBO store shelves this month with the January 19 Vintages Release. Here are some you'll see on the shelves.

The Ultimate Guide to Food and Wine Pairings

Natalie MacLean | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

Dinner with wine used to be simple. With modern fusion cuisine and wines from new regions around the world, the choices -- and confusion -- are great. It helps to start with the basic principles of food and wine pairing as they still provide a basis for experimenting with new world cuisine.

Wines Of The Month

Natalie MacLean | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

As winter sets in and holiday cocktails feel like distant memories, it can be the perfect time to investigate some of the better wine options available to Canadians. While most people tend to lean toward red wines in the winter, there's also a little something for port lovers too.

Wines Of The Week

Natalie MacLean | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

This weekend is traditionally known as one of celebration -- even with that pesky working Monday coming along before the official parties of New Year's Eve. So what better time than now to show off some wine knowledge?

Best Italian Wine for the Holidays

Pasquale Bova | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Pasquale Bova

There are several different wine-making regions across the globe, with new "hot" areas popping-up all the time -- even in Canada. But if numbers tell us anything, it's that we like our classics, our tried and true, our comforting favourites; and a lot of that comes from Italy. Here are some favourites from the region that you can pick up at your local liquor store.