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Green drinks for many occasions

March 24, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

Moonshine puts the ‘rot’ in ‘rotgut’

It goes by many names: hooch, white lightning, mountain dew, panther’s breath, bathtub gin, rotgut, corn liquor, popskull, etc. Most of us, however, know it best as “moonshine” and because of Hollywood, conjure up images of rednecks and hillbillies in the back woods of Tennessee or Kentucky making the stuff in primitive stills. Regardless of […]


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