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Matching spirits and food

April 15, 2014

One of the hottest trends in restaurants today is matching spirits and food. Let’s understand that because they’re high in alcohol (usually 40 per cent or better), spirits cannot be consumed like wine or beer. We simply don’t drink them in the same volumes, and by writing this column, I am in no way suggesting […]

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Matching beer to food

We all know that wine and food can be a match made in heaven. When the match works, it’s nirvana. However, beer drinkers are equally blessed in that regard as beer and food also play beautiful music together. For many years, beer possessed a less than stellar image: something guys drank while at the pub […]

Cuvée, a celebration of Ontario wine

For more than a quarter century, at the end of February and beginning of March, a very special weekend celebration takes place in Niagara wine country. It’s called Cuvée. This year it ran from Feb. 28 to March 2. The festivities kick off with a grand tasting gala on Friday evening at the Fallsview Casino […]

Choose the right glass for the right taste

When it comes to appreciating beer, like wine, glassware can make all the difference. Numerous styles exist. Each style has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the brew, however, choosing one glass over another comes down to personal preference. Most importantly, always use glass and no other substance. I know at sporting events, vendors will […]


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