Ready to Entertain: Wines to have on hand…

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Don’t panic about selecting wines for the holidays. By selecting a few styles, you’ll be sure to have the right wine selections for any holiday event. We suggest six red wines, four white wines and two sparkling wines. Make it sparkle: Sparkling wines such as Prosecco, Nova Scotia sparkling wines and Cava are perfect to…

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Oatmeal Cookie Coffee

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This issue we’ve transformed the comforting flavours of oatmeal cookies and fresh local roasted coffee into a spectacular cocktail. Each ingredient plays a vital role to the flavour profile of the cocktail. Put all our ingredients together for a great winter cocktail. Demerara Brown Sugar – Demerara brown sugar adds a subtle sweetness to your…

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Epicurean Gift Tips

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Pocket Sized and Practical! This Alessi Parrot Corkscrew is a practical, pocket-sized sommelier corkscrew. Made from cast aluminium and PC, this green corkscrew measures 3 x 2.5cm and 13cm in height. A beautiful and practical gift idea, its bold colour will brighten the day of anyone who uses it. alessi.com The Gift with a Twist…

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It’s Black & White: A Stout & Porter Retrospective

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Stout and porter are the beer world’s answer to coffee and chocolate. These bold flavours shared by both beer styles make them distinctly different compared to other ales, but with a shared history and so many variations within each type of beer, it can be hard to decipher the differences between the two. Arguably the…

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Beer Glasses

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We asked a couple local experts to tell us their opinion on the best all-purpose beer glass to have on hand for entertaining The Resourceful Choice As a sommelier, I enjoy wine, but my first love was beer. In my early 20s, I volunteered a day a week at a Toronto brewpub to learn more…

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