Canada Wine

How To Host An Amazing Wine Tasting Party

Amanda Mercier | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Mercier

It is no secret that I am a big fan of wine. Every month I share with you the results of my monthly wine tasting group, I HEART WINE Club; a very exclusive party of unsophisticated wine lovers like myself. I was recently asked by a few of my readers to share my recipe for hosting an amazing wine tasting party -- so here it is.

A Glass Of Wine A Day Might Not Keep The Doc Away After All

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

NooOOOOOoooooooOooo.

The Health Effects Of 5 Different Kinds Of Alcohol

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

While not as therapeutic, an alcoholic drink may actually be healthy for you in moderation. Depending on your health status, the concentration of alcohol and what it's mixed with, a moderate amount of alcohol can benefit a healthy body in various ways.

Autochthonous Italian Wine From The Mountains Available In Toronto

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Central Italy is a mountainous area with fascinating, high quality food and wines yet due to the cost of transport and import restrictions seldom do these unique products reach the Canadian market where they would be greatly appreciated.

Meet Barbara Philip, Canada's Only Female Master Of Wine

Marlisse Silver Sweeney | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Living
Marlisse Silver Sweeney

While sipping and swirling, Barbara can be found hosting wine events and judging competitions around the world, as well as recommending wines to CBC's On The Coast listeners. Want to be her? Here's how she got there.

A Swoon-Worthy Valentine's Day Menu To Impress Your Love

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Opt for a few aces up your sleeves this Valentine's Day. To add some context to this statement, I reference a timeless adage: "The way to someone's heart is through their stomach." There's no denying the truth in those words. Attaining culinary success in spades can guarantee you affection in return.

Counting Down To Valentine's Day And Sparkling Rosés At Vintages

Heather Wall | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

This February 6th VINTAGES has some delicious sparkling Rosés hitting the shelves. Sexy bottles and packaging are sure to entice even the most scrupulous buyer. Pair them with chocolate dipped strawberries, truffles, liquid cherries, red roses, and you've got a date!

Tribute To Michelin Chefs During Dine Out Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

This year's Dine Out Vancouver festival will feature dishes from multiple culinary greats, and any foodie in the area would seriously regret not putting in the effort to taste Michelin-star-level food while they still can.

Icewine Is Tired Of Chocolate And Cheese Pairings

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Icewine is perceived as the untamable beast of the wine family. Have you ever heard someone pronounce their undying love for it? Highly unlikely. Most of the time, I get "oh, it's far too sweet" as a response-- and it becomes an afterthought--- perhaps a novelty to try and have with either dessert or cheese.

A Speakeasy Supper At Toronto's Parcae

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Chef Danny Hassell (formerly of Buca, Bar Buca) and Chef Joseph Awad (formerly of Martin Picard's Cabane à sucre/Sugar Shack), have merged the flavours of Italy and Quebec. And if that unique pairing hasn't already piqued diners' interest, Parcae has another lure to draw in the crowds: its impeccable wine list.

Kupfert And Kim Offers An Accessible Take On Vegan Fare

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Suss and Kupfert's aim is just to offer another choice to the city -- not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for those who are seeking quality foods to enrich their diets with. Even the most staunch of carnivores can enjoy meals here (points at self)

How The Mediterranean Lifestyle Can Boost Your Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

One of the world's healthiest diet patterns is the Mediterranean diet. Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of dying from cancer and heart disease. People eating this way are also less likely to get Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Discover An Old-School Elegance In Nice, France

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

The French Riviera is exquisite, and at the time of my visit, American and German tourists were everywhere, falling in love with the city, which is tailored for tourism. Some may think that nearby Cannes and Monaco are the centre of the Earth, with their film festival and F1 Grand Prix, respectively, but Nice is a tourist centre for abundant reasons.

There's More To Marseille Than Petty Crime

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Marseille is too frequently overlooked or avoided by tourists who have been turned off by news reports portraying it as the French capital of crime. But travellers to Marseille will find the city is full of delights, including fantastic food and wonderful wines.

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: The Art of...

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.