This past weekend, my friends and I got together at our friend Devon’s house to carve pumpkins, barbecue and drink wine. One thing I love about Autumn is that we can still do activities outside such as pumpkin carvings. Some of my friends have serious talent! Take a look at these pumpkins! The highlight of … Continue reading Recipe Box: Halloween Punch Bowl featuring FRESH Wines
This week is a celebration of sake! For those of you who haven't heard of sake, sake is a Japanese rice wine that can be consumed warm or cold. In Japan, sake is typically served in a special ceremony using a small earthenware or porcelain bottle and consumed from a small porcelain cup called a … Continue reading Happy International Sake Day!
Earlier this year, I did a wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake with the wine angels at iYellow Wine Club. One thing I love about being part of iYellow is that no matter how much you know about wine - from beginner to a sommelier - you know you're going to have a good time (and learn … Continue reading Exploring Wine Country with iYellow Wine Club #iYellowTour
For those of you who know me in person, you'll know that I am a self-proclaimed Padawan whisky nerd (Star Wars reference). That is why I was absolutely thrilled when Wayne Gretzky Estate invited me to a tour of their distillery. Wayne Gretzky Estate is an award winning winery and distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Their most … Continue reading Wayne Gretzky Estate: A Distillery Tour
I should start this off with some full disclosure: I'm a fan of Collingwood. I know, that's sort of an unpopular opinion among whisky snobs but if you think about it, you've probably had much worse. Collingwood has been pretty consistent in taste over the few years I've been drinking it and by my books, … Continue reading Malt Collective: Collingwood Double Barrel
Known for it's rye, Canadian whisky is one of the youngest whiskies on the market. Because of this, many Canadian whiskies do not have an age statement. That's why when Beam Suntory announced that they would be releasing a 40 year old Canadian Club, folks went bananas! On top of that, to price a 40 … Continue reading Malt Collective: Canadian Club 40 Year