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Tag Archives: Toronto

• Awwww! No booze at Rob Ford Fest after liquor licence denied

Awwww! No booze at Rob Ford Fest after liquor licence denied

There will be no booze at Ford Fest this week after the province turned down the organizers’ application for a liquor licence, but Toronto’s mayor insists those who come to his annual barbecue will still have a good time. A spokesman for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said Wednesday the event didn’t qualify […]

• Man Takes Up 40-Day Beer Diet for Lent. Why Just For Lent?

Man Takes Up 40-Day Beer Diet for Lent. Why Just For Lent?

A Canadian has sworn off food and pledged to sustain himself on just beer, tea and water for the 40 days of Lent. Chris Schryer is now 22 days into a 40 day challenge which will see him drink beer for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 18 days, according to a report by […]

• Former Vegas mayor blames Bourdain spat on booze

Former Vegas mayor blames Bourdain spat on booze

In true Vegas fashion, former mayor Oscar Goodman is blaming it on the booze. Sin City’s ubiquitous cheerleader made headlines when he threatened to go home Sunday night after waiting 20 minutes for an interview with Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s travel show “Parts Unknown.” Bourdain was in town filming an episode. He responded via […]

• Memorable Montelobos Mezcal. Gotta Have It.

Memorable Montelobos Mezcal. Gotta Have It.

Last night, Montelobos launched their wonderful Mezcal at Las Perlas (downtown LA). I’ve had mezcal and haven’t really been able to get over the, some might say, gasoline taste, but this mezcal was DELICIOUS! It was smooth, had depth of flavors and just the right amount of smoke. Mezcal is typically served neat, and that’s […]

• Grappa: The much-maligned digestif has evolved

Grappa: The much-maligned digestif has evolved

The bar at CinCin in Vancouver is a shrine to the ascent of grappa, Italy’s often maligned signature after-dinner spirit. Eighty-five bottles glisten from three semi-circular shelves, some of them beautifully hand-blown. Among the treasures is Gaja Sperss, from the famous Barbaresco wine producer. It’s not your father’s grappa, or, at least, not my Italian […]

• Toronto Beer Week September 16-24th

Toronto Beer Week September 16-24th

Toronto Beer Week is back this fall for a series of events showcasing the city’s breweries, pubs and beers in the craft beer movement. A list of all events is available here, as well as a map of all locations. Highlights of this year’s festival include the Festival of Craft Breweries at C’est What, where […]

• Going to extremes to create an artisanal cocktail

Going to extremes to create an artisanal cocktail

In their quest to produce ever finer cocktails, bartenders have unearthed centuries-old recipes, learned the art of ice carving and planted gardens. But for some, that’s just not enough. There’s a new generation of mixologists who are going to even more extreme measures to ensure that they’re using the highest quality ingredients. Take the acclaimed […]

• Beer O’Clock Meets Queer O’Clock at New Toronto Beer Festival

Beer O’Clock Meets Queer O’Clock at New Toronto Beer Festival

The 17th annual Toronto’s Festival of Beer will kick off early tomorrow with the first ever Queer Beer Festival. It will feature more than 150 brands of beer, food—including oysters, barbecue, smoked meats, gourmet hot dogs, and gourmet grill cheese, according to festival producer Les Murray—and music from the likes of headliners Ace of Base, […]

• Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival

Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival

Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival Session A 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Session B 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Commemorative 15th Anniversary tasting glass Admission to one 3-hour session 10 samples Over 40 breweries 100+ amazing beers Stone brews on cask Free homebrewed sodas Samples of Mike’s Beer Cheese Arrogant Bastard […]

• Can you Live Without A Beer Bottle Chandelier?

Can you Live Without A Beer Bottle Chandelier?

Have you ever wanted to integrate beer into your decor? Barlite has been making beer bottle sconces and chandeliers for over 10 years. Their products range from a simple 7- bottle lamp right up to an elaborate 52-bottle pool table fixture. The model above holds 36 empty beer bottles which are not included so you’ll […]

• California wine gets an international lift. But is it enough?

California wine gets an international lift. But is it enough?

California winemakers are breaking out the party hats. Exports are booming. Foreign shipments rebounded to a record $1.14-billion (U.S.) in 2010, up 25.6 per cent from 2009. Numbers like that no doubt made Arnold Schwarzenegger’s day – until the Terminator’s day – and more critically, his wife, Maria Shriver’s – imploded after news he fathered […]

• Toronto: Brewer’s Plate, Apr 6, Master chefs & brewers come together

Toronto: Brewer’s Plate, Apr 6, Master chefs & brewers come together

Master chefs and brewers come together with musicians and artists to bring you an extraordinary locavore Spring feast, an unforgettable evening’s entertainment and a deep appreciation of the food we eat every day. Unlimited tastings of a wide selection of Ontario’s distinctive craft beers, cider and mead wedded to inventive dishes from several of Toronto’s […]

• 10 Best Cocktails in Toronto

10 Best Cocktails in Toronto

As the simulated digital world becomes all the more persuasive, there’s an understandable impulse to get real. Is it a coincidence that dudes are walking around dressed like lumberjacks at the same time they can’t see the forest for the texts? The new authenticity has brought us hipster knitting, nose to tail, Daptone and the […]

• Tawse is Canadian winery of the year. First in Ontario to earn prestigious title at Canadian Wine Awards

Tawse Winery has made Ontario wine history. At the recent Canadian Wine Awards, held annually by Wine Access magazine since 2000, the Vineland winery set two records — one for the most gold medals earned by a winery in a single year as well as being the first Ontario winery to be acclaimed Canada’s Winery […]