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Pro tips for stress free entertaining
Wine Pros’ Best Tips for Stress Free Entertaining

We asked some of Toronto’s most loved wine and hospitality pros for their tips on stress-free entertaining. They did not disappoint.

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 host a dinner party
The Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Killer Dinner Party

Want to host a dinner party your friends will be talking about for years? Our do’s and don’ts to throwing a successful soirée will leave everyone wondering how you did it.  by Erin We’ve all been there. Dinner parties that feel more like a jail sentence than a charming soiree. Boring food, zero ambience, and...

tips to impress your dinner party guests
8 Simple Ways to Impress Your Dinner Party Guests

Looking to impress your dinner guests this season? We’ve got eight simple tips to make your next party a memorable one.  by Erin The devil’s in the details. It’s the little things. Good things come in small packages. Riches are in niches. If these sayings tell us anything, it’s that people are often most impressed...

6 Thanksgiving Wine Strategies

Eat. Drink. Repeat. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, one of our favourite holidays of the year. To make sure we enjoy every last gravy-soaked drop of it, we adhere to a few wine strategies to keep us stress-free, awake and having fun until the last pumpkin pie crumb is gone. Get Focused When people come over to...

Wednesday Wine 101

Q. Is it OK to bring my own wine to a dinner party? A. Yes, if you want to look like a jerk.  Chances are the host has put some time and consideration into the evening, and likely even thought long and hard about good wine pairings for the dinner being served. For you to...

Our Top 10 Tips for Throwing a Great Party
Our Top 10 Rules to Throwing a Great Party

Great parties don’t just happen. Here are our Top 10 Rules for throwing a truly memorable one.  by Erin It’s the most festive time of year and many of us mark it with, well, festivities. After years of working in the hospitality trade and throwing parties for others, as well as fêting our own events...