An Ontario Story for Every Taste

It is time for the 2010 Trillium Book Award nominees and winner to be announced.  As part of the week’s festivities each of the seventeen nominees for the Ontario government’s award for English and French books and poetry were matched with a local beer or wine and showcased at Toronto’s new Thompson Hotel.  The connection… 

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Wine Wednesday – Vineland Estates Chenin Blanc 2008

Wine WednesdayVineland Estates 2008 Chenin Blanc$16.95 from winery at www.vineland.com When I started learning about wine one of the things I learned first was that although aromas, flavours and textures vary within varietals, there are usually a few “buzz words” one can associate with certain types of wines – Riesling is “citrusy”, Sauvignon Blanc is… 

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Beach Ribfest 2010

www.beachribfest.com   This past weekend, The Beaches (I refuse to call it The Beach) helped ring in Father’s Day the proper way – with meat. More accurately, with The Beach Rib Fest. In addition to amateur grilling contests, four professional BBQers sold their internationally acclaimed, and prize-winning, sauces, ribs, chicken, and pulled pork in trucks… 

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ArteVino 2010

On Saturday July 19, we had the chance to travel to Prince Edward County to experience ArteVino, a showcase of food, wine and art that took place in Picton’s Crystal Palace. The event featured 15 wineries, 11 restaurants and over 40 local artists, and was the culmination of a blind tasting/judging event with the 6th… 

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A 1920s party

Summer to me is quality time with food, drink and outdoors. Recently, a friend threw a 1920s themed party to celebrate summer and to welcome back his partner from her stint in France. Here are some very candid snaps. {yoogallery src=[../_content/staff/sureshdoss/1920sravine] style=[slideshow] width=[100] height=[100]}

Enoteca Sociale

1288 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON 416-534-1200www.sociale.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? 80 wines under $80 DinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to CloseReservations recommended A catch-22 for Toronto’s crowd of small, popular restaurants that don’t take reservations is that when they take our names and send us out into the neighbourhood to… 

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