Ready to Entertain: Wines to have on hand…


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


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


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. The Gift with a Twist…

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


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


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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