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Drinking upscale for the holidays

December 16, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year filled with family, friends, festive get-togethers, and of course, great meals. What we sip with our festive foods should be something that is a notch or two above the ordinary. This is a great opportunity to pull out those special or rare bottles you’ve been hanging […]

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Drinking safely in the Caribbean

It’s official: the cold weather is here to stay for a while. With its onset, many of us will be heading south for a winter vacation. The Caribbean is a prime destination for Canadians wanting to escape the season. And why not? The islands of the West Indies are abundant with tropical breezes, glorious sun-soaked […]

South American wines come of age

South America produces some wonderful wines. Most noteworthy are those from Chile and Argentina, and to a lesser degree, Uruguay. Chile and Argentina’s products are really hot right now, while Uruguay is up and coming. There are grape varieties that have put these countries on the map. Let’s examine them. There’s no doubt that Chilean […]

Canada thrives at World Beer Awards

The popularity of beer today is astronomical. Virtually every country on the planet produces some. It’s estimated there are over 15,000 breweries worldwide. Created in everything from large, commercial operations to small micro-breweries, there are so many different styles produced that the beer enthusiast would have a hard time exhausting the selection. That’s why beer […]

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