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 […]

A Canadian Grape Great

By Zoltan Szabo Some of Aspler’s career highlights include convincing the late Bruce Crozier to introduce a private members bill to enact Ontario Wine Week; organizing a petition for the Post Office to celebrate Canadian wine with a stamp; and last but not least, his Order of Canada for contributions to the Canadian wine industry. […]

Wine, tequila show kinship

By The Wine Ladies April 20, 2011 On a recent tour of Mexico’s second oldest tequila distillery, Casa Herradura, in the city of Guadalajara, we discovered that wine exhibits common ground with Canada’s fastest growing spirit. From the significance of terroir, to the art of harvesting, the relevance of natural yeast and the use of […]