30 Days of Ontario Beer: Why Local Craft Beer Dinners are Some of the Most Exciting in Town

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The rise and evolution of local craft beer over the past few years has brought a new development to the landscape: the craft beer dinner. In comes in many flavours sometimes a brewmaster's dinner; others with beer as the star ingredient and often with a specific culinary theme, but no matter what the guise the… 

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i4C 2014 Cool Chardonnay Returns

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This weekend the wine event of the summer happens with many of Ontario's top wineries and famed producers from across the globe gathering in Niagara for the fourth annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. With the perfect blend of fun and wine education, i4C has quickly established itself as Ontario's premier wine event. In anticipation of the… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer: Lessons in the Craft Beer & Oyster Partnership

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Although it isn't necessarily the first partnership that comes to mind, beer and oysters have a long and beautiful history of working well together. That inspired Environmental Defence and Rodney's Oyster House to invite media to Amsterdam's Brewhouse to preview this year's Ontario Oyster Festival.   

30 Days of Ontario Beer: Beer & Politics Pt. 2 The Path to Revolutionary Change

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Late last year people outside the Ontario beer community began talking about change to the way we buy beer at retail. The topic already had more than enough fuel and the passionate local craft beer community provided plenty of heat, but moving the conversation to new ears and voices finally gave it the oxygen to… 

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30 Days of Ontario Beer: How to get the Most out of the LCBO’s New Website

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If you love craft beer you're probably a frequent visitor to the LCBO and make heavy use of its website to hunt down seasonal and special new releases. That also means you were probably one of the first to experience its new website when it launched in late June. With flat graphics, sliders, video, social… 

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The Economics of Toronto’s Street Food Culture: Why do I have to Pay to Wait for a Taco

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Some time between when David Miller cleared the stench from the 39-day garbage strike by finding $100 million in city budget's couch cushions and Rob Ford claimed he'd pull the emergency brake on the city's gravy train, Toronto's formerly secret food obsession went mainstream. Thankfully it has stayed there ever since. Today waxing poetically about… 

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Introducing Redstone Winery

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With the arrival of spring what might become one of the most important Niagara wineries of this current third generation launched. It's not using particularly innovative winemaking techniques nor growing new-to-the-region grapes. It's not exceptional big or calling for an outside-the-box concept either. What makes it so significant is the team behind it. It's called… 

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