Earlier this month, Brock's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute's (CCOVI) Experts' Tasting served as a coming out party for those that have yet to discover Niagara is making some formidable red wines.
It has never happened before. Despite being the largest city in Canada, (fourth most populous in North America) with a thriving food scene showcasing some of the country's brightest culinary stars, runner-up was the closest a Toronto-based chef had ever come to the top prize at the Gold Medal Plates competition.
The promotional material for Nicolas Billion’s ‘Iceland’ asserts that the play “examines the fallout of the 2008 banking crisis through the chance encounter between three characters…” It does much more than that. In fact, the banking crisis is a mere backdrop to the manipulations and values of the three main characters.