Researchers at University of British Columbia work to create hypoallergenic wines and sequence the genome of Chardonnay

Press release July 13, 2012 Professor Hennie van Vuuren, Director of the Wine Research Centre For centuries, people made wine by stomping grapes with their bare feet. But now, the art of winemaking is going high-tech at The University of British Columbia’s Wine Research Centre. Have you ever gotten a headache or a rash from […]

Sustaining the beer industry

By Roger Mittag June 19, 2012 A Canadian favourite reclaims economic lost ground while managing its ecological footprint   The largest category of beverage alcohol in Canada is…BEER. According the Brewers Association of Canada’s Statistical Bulletin of 2008, beer accounted for 79 per cent of the total alcohol produced and consumed in Canada. While that sounds […]

Oyster Margarita Shooters

Ingredients 6 Pcs Malpeque Oysters (Cleaned and shucked) 1 Ounce Tequila (the good stuff) 1 ½ Ounce Simple Syrup (1:1) ¾ Ounce    Lime Juice (Fresh squeezed) 1 Lime (Cut into small wedges for garnishing) 1 Lime Zest (Very Fine) 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt 1 Tbsp Sugar Directions Mix the tequila simple syrup, lime juice and […]

Kelly Green St. Patrick’s Day Beer Cocktail Recipe

February 27, 2012 What’s Green, part Irish and tastes great? Kelly Green, the latest St. Patty’s day inspired Ontario craft beer cocktail. Ingredients 10oz Amsterdam Blonde 1/2oz Jameson Irish Whiskey 1/4oz Blue Curaçao Add another 1/4oz of Blue Curaçao for a sweeter and greener version. Amsterdam Blonde serves as the perfect smooth, crisp and well-balanced […]

Big cocktail trends for 2012

By Gavin MacMillan 4,000 Cocktailians walk into a bar…. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s really not that far from reality. This summer, thousands of bartenders from all over the world converged on New Orleans, La., for an annual pilgrimage to a trade show called Tales of the Cocktail. Tales […]

The inaugural International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4c) took place recently in Niagara

By Zoltan Szabo The inaugural International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4c) took place recently in Niagara, with 56 producers from all over the world in attendance, pouring some fabulous cool climate Chardonnay. Thirty Ontario wineries started the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Association – a not-for-profit group devoted to this much-maligned varietal. The i4c featured the […]