AS SWEET AS PIE…

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The last weeks of summer usher in seasonal fruit pie time. With the scent of fresh pies wafting from kitchens, we’ve been inspired to think of wine, beer, ciders and spirits with their own aromas reminiscent of summer fruits. Wines typically gain their fruity aromas from the grapes themselves or the fermentation process, although some…

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5 CITRUS-INSPIRED FOOD & COOLER PAIRINGS

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Lemony Horseradish Dip and Mott’s Clamato Caesar Combine 1 small container sour cream and juice of 1 lemon with 1/4 cup crispy bacon (finely chopped), 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, 2 dashes hot sauce and a dash Worcestershire sauce. Serve with sliced or whole raw vegetables. 4 to 6 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes…

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BREWING GREAT FLAVOURS

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  Who amongst us doesn’t love the familiar smell of fresh brewed coffee? For many, it’s a morning ritual to wake up to a warming cup of coffee or espresso. Surprising to some, many of our favourite beers, wines and spirits also have a coffee flavour. Chocolate and Coffee While a rare few breweries add brewed coffee to their…

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SPICES: A LUXURIOUS HISTORY

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It may be hard for many of us to believe but spices played a major role in the exploration of the world. In the Middle Ages and into the age of exploration, spices were so valuable in Europe that they were traded like precious metals. In the 1300s, when tariffs were highest on spices, a pound of nutmeg was worth more…

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Summer berries

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There are few things more delectable than fresh summer berries. Their lush fl avours and sweet and tart balance make them the perfect ingredient in summer pies, cocktails, jams, salads and a few other things … A Cure for a Boring Summer Cuisine Routine Use berries like strawberries to add life to a summer salad. Purée…

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