Canada Wine

A Tasting Tour Of MLSE's e11even

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

When a restaurant is owned by a company whose vision and mandate does not address food -- but rather sports and entertainment -- it gives me cause for concern. MLSE: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, is an archetype of this business model. But of course, a company such as this would (inevitably) expand into food-focused outlets, regardless.

My Love Affair With White Truffles

Jackie Burns | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Jackie Burns

Friends who have never been seduced by the aroma of the rare mushroom from Italy often ask what it is that keeps me coming back for more. What could the unsightly fungi that has been known to fetch up to $10,000 a pound possibly have over me?

Orlando's Dining Scene Is Experiencing A Revolution

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Yes, there's still a litany of chain restaurants that reside in the endless string of plazas and strip-malls one sees on International drive. But, as far as the perception goes that it represents Orlando's dining scene -- is an outdated notion -- a relic of the past.

Ruffino Is A Lesson In Tuscan Terroir And Mamma

Heather Wall | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

"Storytellers connect people, reflect culture and inspire discovery through the art of storytelling," according the Storytellers of Canada: T...

Touring The Grange Of Prince Edward County

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Located 2.5 hours from Toronto along the east end of Lake Ontario is Prince Edward County, a relatively new and rapidly growing wine region. One of the region's gems is The Grange of Prince Edward County vineyard and wine estate, eastern Ontario's largest award-winning estate vineyard and winery owned and operated by Caroline and Maggie Granger, a mother-daughter duo.

I Ate At Fring's And Broke My Cardinal Rule Of New Restaurants

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

I should have known better. Generally, you need to offer some leeway for new kids on the block -- at least three months to work out kinks. But I didn't. Because at the time, I thought -- "Bumpy ride, be damned! Imma get me some Hotline Bling." Oh, how naively hopeful I was.

How Yeast Influences the Flavour of Your Wine

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

There is another significant contributor to terroir although never given its due credit: microbes. Soil is rich with a combination of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. For years, this variation, particularly in yeasts, has been thought to contribute to the unique taste and flavour of a wine region. But, until recently, no one quite knew how.

You're Good at Wine Tasting - You Just Don't Know it Yet.

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Wine snobs are people who make other people feel silly about not being able to identify the right flavours in a wine or not being able to identify what region a wine comes from. If we want people to appreciate wine as a part of culture and gastronomy, then why are we acting like enjoying wine is an exclusive club?

7 Ways Wine Benefits Your Health

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living

It's all about moderation.

This Company Exemplifies the Power of Work-Life Integration

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

The seamless integration of work and life has been imperative to the growth and successes of Clif Bar & Company. By fostering a community connectedness through group exercises, community service, and shared weekly organic meals together in their in-house cafe, they've openly discussed the types of food they want in their diets and for their families.

These Wines Are Your Answer for the Dog Days of Summer

Heather Wall | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

There's nothing like a cold, thirst quenching Riesling with racy acidity by the pool. A Sparkling wine is never wrong in a perfectly chilled flute for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea and a slightly chilled rich Chardonnay is the perfect heat busting nightcap.

What It Means to Connect With Your Food

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

What does it mean to "connect with our food"? There's so much hype and hysteria over this phrase that it's difficult to cultivate an organic experience these days. Not so with the Stratford Chefs League.

Cheese Boutique Host the League of Extraordinary Chefs

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

A few steps inside and already-- I'm engulfed in awe; this shop is teeming with artisan delicacies, the stars of which are the seemingly endless chees...

How I Found My Favourite Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

For a rookie chardonnay sipper like myself, I was eager to learn about the masterful combinations created in this wine style. And I believe that's the beauty of this event. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for you to try a multitude of wines from around the globe.


Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

In its modest dwellings, Levetto is an archetype of a fast-casual entity that's executed with earnest pleasure. It is restaurant-worthy fare at...

This Texas Wine Region Has Been Dubbed the "New Napa"

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

Fredericksburg, a tiny town of 12,000 in Texas Hill Country, is the epicenter of what is slowly becoming known as the New Napa in Texas, unbeknownst to the rest of the world. The reason this region is the wine community's best kept secret is that most of the wine is consumed within state borders.

This Chardonnay Festival Has Become a Premier Wine Event in Niagara

Heather Wall | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

The 5th Annual Cool Climate Chardonnay Festival ( or #i4c15 ) in Niagara is now in the archives. The weekend wrapped up with the Moveable Feast Bru...

A Vegetarian Feast to Remember

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Despite my initial ambivalence, there are an infinite number of ways we can enjoy vegetarian fare. I suppose it's the actual labelling of said cuisine that can cause mild anxiety for omnivores and carnivores alike.

This Double Barrel Wine Takes on the Challenge of Barbecue

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Barbecue is wonderfully and wickedly assertive. With heady smoke and spices, wines who want in on this action need to have legs of their own to compliment the meat-flavoured medley. Tasked with this mission was Jacobs Creek latest creation: their Double Barrel wine.

Three Grilling Tips to Get the Most Out of Barbecue Season

Mark McEwan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

There's nothing better than a sunny day spent outdoors cooking on the barbecue. On weekends, I often find myself at the cottage rummaging around the fridge for anything I can throw on the grill. And because there is less pomp and circumstance around meals based on the grill, you get more time to savour with your guests.

Pairing Wine With Food Can Be Extremely Simple

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Matching the right wines with specific foods can be intimidating and unnecessarily off-putting. But it is a fact that a well-chosen wine does indeed have the ability to enhance the enjoyment of almost any dining experience.

Savour the Early Days of Spring with This Seasonable Dish

Mark McEwan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

A great spring dish is grilled asparagus salad with morels. Early spring will give you a quick crop of things like baby lettuce, asparagus and strawberries. Wild mushrooms also come into play -- as soon as we get the warm rains in April, you'll find morels popping up in the woods, followed closely by chanterelles.

Wine Suggestions For a Hoppy Easter

Heather Wall | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

Easter long weekend with a new VINTAGES release hopping in to your local LCBO on April 4th. Our family and friends will gather around Easter feasts and no matter what is on offer -- turkey, ham, lamb, Prime Rib or fish -- VINTAGES has plenty of wine for a hippity-hoppity Happy Easter.

10 Essentials to Always Keep in Your Fridge

Mark McEwan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

I love it when guests pop over unannounced, so I always keep some essentials on hand to make it look as though I was expecting them. Hard and Soft Cheese: Serving some cheeses on a small plate is the simplest way to impress.

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.