Spiced rum: Charting a new course for the rum category


Looking for a definition of spiced rum? You won’t find one. Rum, and consequentially the spiced rum category, is one of the least defined categories of spirits. Its very lack of definition is one reason that spiced rum is one of fastest growing categories in the spirits world. Industry stalwart Captain Morgan Amber Spiced Rum…

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Cider House Rules


In many parts of the world, including Canada, hard cider is the fastest growing segment of the beverage alcohol market. Its naturally refreshing character and typically restrained alcohol levels appeal to a consumer looking for an alternative to beer and those turning away from sweeter-edged coolers. Traditionally, cider lovers were almost exclusively middle-aged men. Now,…

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Sparkling Wine 101


Each week in our Wine Discovery feature, we will help you discover a wine region, style of wine or grape variety. The articles are grouped into educational series so you can come back each week to discover a new lesson. For the next six weeks, we’ll investigate the wonderful world of sparkling wines. A Toast…

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Flavour Bridge


By Mark DeWolf Liquid Smoke If you’re as in love with the smell of bacon and other smoked foods as we are this time of year, you might just want to consider adding a little intrigue and smoky flavour into your drink mix. The Inorganics Believe it or not, the smell of tar is a…

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