Canada Wine

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.

Levetto

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.

Top 10 Wines to Give as Gifts

Natalie MacLean | Posted 02.14.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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...