Freshly Pressed

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By Peter Rockwell Roll out the glassware While most Nova Scotians will say that any glass is a rum glass, the Final Touch Rum Roller ($30, chapters.indigo.ca) will put a new spin on their favourite spirit. Resembling a stubby wine decanter, its wide bottom has enough space for two stainless steel chilling balls (included) that,…

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OUR LOCAL EXPERTS: LOCAL SIPS & BITES

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A BITE OF WHAT’S TO COME IN 2017 BY LIA RINALDO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST We’re wrapping up another stellar year and dreaming of an even more delicious 2017. Looking at food trends globally, we’re still a few light years away from having our food delivered by drones, reproducing it with 3D…

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Maple: The Original Slow Food

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Jib Nasrallah, NSLC Sommelier and Wholesale Account Manager Acadian Maple 2 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 fl oz George Dickel Rye Whiskey 1/ 4 fl oz The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky 1/4 fl oz Grand Marnier 3/4 fl oz lemon juice 1/2 fl oz Grade A Maple Syrup 2 small orange wedges, rind on 3…

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IMO: Italy & San Marzano Tomatoes

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Mark DeWolf, Food and Drinks Editor, Occasions Arrabiata Amore I spend enough time in Italy hosting culinary and wine tours that I’ve come to know some people so well, I think of them as being like family. My Italian mama is Teresa Galli — her name is actually Maria Teresa, but as she says “half the…

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…AND A BOTTLE OF RUM

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By Jenner Cormier Photos By Scotty Sherin Rum is an incredibly versatile spirit produced in many different ways, giving rise to beautifully unique flavours and strengths. Rum production revolves around stylistic traditions that vary between origin and the distillers instead of production methods, common in other spirit categories. Not to downplay or overlook the incredible…

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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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OUR LOCAL EXPERTS, SUMMERTIME!

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Barbecues and Beer Gardens  By Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director, Devour! The Food Film Fest Summertime! Sing it with me. Remember those moments back in winter when you couldn’t even imagine reaching this blissful time of year again? Well, we have arrived. Backyard barbecues, lazy beach days, farmers markets heaving with fresh produce and road trips around…

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GETTING READY FOR SUMMER

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By Deb Nelson Create a comfortable outdoor space Once summer hits it’s a great time to take advantage of being outside. Consider creating a pleasant and attractive outdoor area. Decorate like you would the inside, with an outdoor rug and furniture. If you eat outside you can also create a functional and comfortable dining area….

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