Walter Craft Caesar to raise funds for Second Harvest on National Caesar Day

Press Release On Thursday, May 14 Walter Craft Caesar and Paul Mason, also known as Fashion Santa, are teaming up to celebrate National Caesar Day and raise funds for Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest. The organization uses direct delivery and its FoodRescue.ca online donation platform to redistribute nutritious food from donors across Canada to […]

Canadians becoming more knowledgeable about wine: Wine Intelligence report

Press Release Canadians are becoming more knowledgeable about wine and more careful about alcohol consumption, according to the latest Wine Intelligence market report. The wine knowledge index (0-100) is calculated based on consumer-reported awareness of wine-producing countries, wine-growing regions and wine brands for all regular wine drinkers in Canada as well as segmented into English-speaking […]

Ready for RTD? The once unloved beverage category has gotten an upgrade

By Samantha Biljan Bars have been offering cocktails on tap for the past decade, as well as pre-batching and freezing larger quantities. But now companies and enterprising restaurateurs alike are taking the concept even further, streamlining the process by having their cocktails bottled and canned in single-serve ready-to-drink (RTD) formats. The reason for all this? […]

Sláinte! A night of Scotch pairings made for a rousing — and carousing — success

Wine pairings tend to get the most attention in hospitality, but what about Scotch? Members of CF Winnipeg were treated to a convincing seminar on the neglected pairing, tasting four rounds of whiskey, each one representative of a method, process and region that make it special. Gary Dawyduk, a product ambassador for the Grant Park […]

Buck-a-beer a Bust: Ontario craft brewers reject Ford’s challenge

Surrounded by towering stainless steel brewing tanks and flanked by cabinet minsters Vic Fedeli and Todd Smith at Prince Edward County’s Barley Days Brewery, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday that his government is lowering the minimum cost for cans and bottles of beer to $1 from $1.25, fulfilling an oft-criticized campaign pledge. Technically, Ford’s new […]

Building your Easter wine list

The right wines with the right dish will take your dinner to the next level Press release All great meals deserve great wines. No matter if you are cooking for yourself or hosting a dinner party, pairing the right wine with your spread will create new flavour experiences that will have you looking at food […]

Wine classifications in Canada: Is it time to change our regulations?

By Jordan Knox The highest classification of wine in Canada is defined by the stamp of the Vintners Quality Alliance or VQA. Seeing this label on a bottle is an indication of certain specifications followed by a winery in producing its product. In recent years, B.C. and Ontario have split the designation with B.C. taking […]