Seriously Cool Chardonnays Not too long ago Chardonnay was a four-letter word to many wine drinkers and for some it continues to be dismissed with irreverence. But when it’s grown in the right climate and vinified lovingly it has the ability to produce a spectacular wine capable of depth, balance and a sense of place.

Stop For Food Chef Challenge On Monday night eight Toronto chefs competed in the second annual Stop for Food Chef Challenge at Parkdale’s Parts & Labour. This event with its star talent both in the field of competitors and on the judging panel is the kick-off for the Stop for Food programme.

Balvenie Tasting   Balvenie has a loyal following of whisky drinkers as they are the only distillery to do everything onsite, including growing some of their own barley. Balvenie is not known for peat, which made their launch event of their first edition peated Balvenie Scotch particularly of interest. The event was held at Allen’s on… 

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LCBO Whisky Shop   Recently, the LCBO launched a new program called the “Whisky Shop”,  a physical installation across 90 locations in Ontario where an ever-evolving seleciton of artisanal, limited release whiskys are being released. We recently had the opportunity to taste through the latest set of releases..