Canada Wine

Saint-Émilion: A Medieval French Village Ideal For Art, Culture And Wine Lovers

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Note: Airfare provided by Air France. Accommodation and activities arranged courtesy of Atout France, Aquitaine and Saint-Emilion Tourism. Tours of th...

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

If you enjoy wine, why not expand your palate? For wine enthusiasts, a terrific way to try a variety of wines - without breaking the bank -- is to host a wine tasting party with friends in your own home. It is a fun and educational way to try different styles of wines, while spending quality time with friends.

France's Revitalized Bordeaux Is Buzzing With Life

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

It's an exciting time to visit Bordeaux - with revitalization boosting its tourism, a new architectural wonder spotlighting world wines and a young demographic bringing in a trendy vibe, Bordeaux seems to be a city on the rise.

6 Tips For Being The Perfect Party Host

Shoana Jensen | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Shoana Jensen

Whether you're throwing an intimate dinner party or a big holiday bash, I have a few helpful hints to help you host your next get-together with style and ease.

Celebrating The Local Food Movement And Canada's Place In It

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Rebecca LeHeup

Our food-obsessed culture is more interested than ever in sourcing their food locally, and local food experiences have become one of the primary travel motivators. Through a comprehensive study, we discovered the rise of food tourism is driven by the values of the modern consumer, specifically millennials, who look for immersive travel experiences.

Grapevine, Texas: Yes, The Lone Star State Has A Wine Scene

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

I had no idea Texas had a wine scene, let alone one as vibrant and interesting as what I discovered inGrapevine, a town of 49,000 that swells annually to about 300,000 when it hosts the largest wine festival in the southwest United States.

Will And Kate Will Discover Aboriginal B.C.'s Many Experiences

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have encountered, aboriginal tours of B.C. include wildlife-viewing opportunities, the chance to witness pristine nature, connections with influential artists, visiting a resort in wine country and taking a paddle in a canoe around protected waters.

A Week In France: The Moet-Hennessy Brand Experience

Heather Wall | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada
Heather Wall

"It's approximately one and one half hours from Paris to Reims in good traffic." our driver says in very good English. After a 7 hour flight from Toro...

The Peasant Table Is Toronto's East-End Stop For Surf And Turf

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The Peasant Table is self-described as a gastropub that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and includes regional influences from the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe. The owner, Chef Boris Babic, is a veteran of Canada's culinary scene for over 20 years.

Celebrating The Summer Of Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Each year on a hot July weekend, the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, aka i4C in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosts over 60 different winemakers from countries all over the world to allow attendees to "tour the world in a glass". It's a gathering of the minds, an opportunity to chat intimately with sommeliers and winemakers about their passion for crafting chardonnay. So what did this year have in store?

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Howard Anglin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Howard Anglin

Even before Canada's Premiers departed Whitehorse on Friday, media coverage was applauding a "ground-breaking" and "historic" agreement on internal trade within Canada. Not so fast. One key omission was immediately evident. When it comes to alcohol, the agreement will establish "a working group on alcoholic beverages, which will explore opportunities to improve trade in beer, wine and spirits across Canada."

Farm To Table, Meet Vine To Wine

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

The farm-to-table movement is about reconnecting with where our food comes from. The emphasis is on quality ingredients you can trace back to the farm to understand how it was grown, harvested and got to your plate (or glass).

An Appetite For Argentinian Wines

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

When you drink wine, in a small way, you're helping to save the environment. If you think about it, every time to commit to one bottle of wine ove...

Cresta Brings Italian-Californian Eats (And Wine) To Toronto

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Since opening its doors in March this year, Cresta has sought to introduce Torontonians to a new concept. Rory West, the head bartender and sommelier, informs me that Cresta is the only restaurant in the city that designs the food menu around the wine list -- not the other way around.

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

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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)