best wines for your zodiac
The Best Wine for Your Zodiac Sign

The best wine pairings for your zodiac sign is written in the stars. by Kait Fowlie Wine recommendations by The Wine Sisters It’s said that the veil is thin on Halloween night making it an ideal eve to find your perfect spirit.  Tap into your intuition to select a wine that’s different from your usual...

classic steak tartare
Classic Steak Tartare

Here’s how to make classic steak tartare at home and make it taste just as fabulous as any French bistro.  by Erin One of my favourite dishes in the world is steak tartare. Almost anytime I go out to eat, if it’s on the menu, I order it. For a while, I was thinking about...

wine shops
5 Toronto wine shops you need to know

With restaurant wine sales now permanent in Ontario, here are five wine shops in Toronto that are worth checking out. by Erin Beleaguered restaurant owners and wine enthusiasts, rejoice! The Ontario government has tiptoed into the 21st century by allowing wine sales for take-out in Ontario restaurants forever more. Since the outbreak of Covid, and...

pumpkin bechamel sauce on pasta
Creamy Pumpkin Bechamel Sauce

This flexible creamy pumpkin bechamel sauce gives an autumn flare to pasta, risotto – and even roast chicken.  by Erin Don’t let the word “bechamel” scare you. This rich sauce is actually dead easy to make, as long as you know how to stir. Adding pumpkin and fall seasonings just up the ante. Of course,...

12 Italian terms wine lovers should know
12 Italian terms wine lovers need to know

Italian wine can be confusing. But there is joy in learning. Here are 12 terms you should know.  by Erin Italy. Just the name conjures up breathtaking sun-drenched beaches, misted by salt spray from the Mediterranean waves. The rustic elegance of Tuscan farmhouses nestled between rolling, vineyard covered hills and stately Cypress trees. The chic...

easy and delicious marinated olives
Easy and delicious marinated olives

Citrus and herbs are the base for these delicious marinated olives. By Erin A cornerstone of any gathering I host is a bowl of olives. Simple, humble and beloved, these briny, savoury gems quietly prop up the other superstars of cocktail hour. Sure, people flock to the cheeseboard. They scoop up the dips. But, like...

How to Pair Wine and Root Vegetables
How to Pair Wine and Root Vegetables

Autumn is in the air – and on the table. Here are our no stress tips on how to pair wine with root vegetables. by Erin At the best of times, wine and food pairings can stress out most of us. And, when cozy fall rolls around with all its root vegetables in tow, wine...

Bizarre wine terms decoded
Do you know these bizarre wine terms?

Bizarre wine terms decoded. by Erin There’s a reason those of us in the wine industry are often considered pretentious. Well, there’s lots of reasons. But today I’m talking about one case in particular: our bizarre wine language that’s tough to decipher unless you really take serious study. These wine terms are often flung about...

chef michael olson's pork schnitzel
Chef Michael Olson’s Pork Schnitzel

Chef Michael Olson returned to our IGTV last week to show us his classic German pork schnitzel recipe. Our final episode of the Wines of Germany Summer Series was dedicated to easy and delicious German wine and food pairings. You can watch it here. Along with sipping premium, cellar worthy German wines, Michael showed us...

Niagara wine country open for business
Niagara is ready for your business

Niagara Wine Country is open for business – and maybe better than ever – in this new normal by Erin I made my first trip to Niagara this past week. I haven’t been back since early 2020, and I didn’t realize how much I absolutely missed Wine Country. Only an hour and change (when the...

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