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Mocktails for all!

April 7, 2015

Remember the ‘Shirley Temple,’ the non-alcoholic drink that rose to fame in movies and television as the iconic imbibe for teetotalers? Well move over Shirley, soft cocktails – or “mocktails,” the hip modern name – have evolved, and they’re wonderful alternatives to alcoholic drinks. Literally hundreds of creative ones are out there, sure to quench […]

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Green drinks for many occasions

Although St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, I’ve always considered the month of March as “green.” Maybe it has something to do with the arrival of spring, or is simply a carryover from celebrations on March 17. There are also other dates worth drinking “green” such as Earth Day and Green Living Day. After […]

A taste of Tuscany’s vinous bounty

Every year around mid-February, journalists from around the world are invited to Tuscany to preview the latest releases of wines, the majority red. This year found me in the iconic wine region from Feb. 14 to 21. As one of the most renowned wine regions on the planet, the wines are fabulous and, needless to […]

A restaurant with a difference

Wining and dining out is one of the true joys of life. What if you could combine fabulous food, great drink, a classy, appealing atmosphere in the heart of downtown Toronto and also help inspire and train young culinary and hospitality students all at the same time? Would you be game? If your answer is […]


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