Month: July 2015

Aromatic and flavour characteristics of grapes
Wine

Aromatic and flavour characteristics of grapes

Connoisseurs always delight when they smell a varietal wine that exudes aromas particular to that variety. This may vary pending on terroir, and is some cases, also on the altitude of the vineyard. Below, please find aroma and flavour characteristics of popular varieties. Torrontes (originally from Rioja, Spain) but grown […]

advanced age
Food Wine

How advanced age affects the palate

Aging is an inevitable process that begins at birth and continues until death. Young people generally feel vigorous and energetic and the thought of losing both never enters their minds. With advanced age deterioration sets in – receding hairline, declining sight and hearing, as well as other kinds of discomforts. […]

whisky
Spirits

Rare Whiskies and Other Spirits

Rare whiskies of all sorts now enjoy an unprecedented popularity among young and old wealthy consumers, and liquor control boards everywhere in Canada, but particularly in Ontario, and Quebec import some for spirit drinkers to experience taste sensations they never had before. Recently, the team at the L.C.B.O in charge […]

The Changing Face of Sparkling Wine
Wine

The Changing Face of Sparkling Wine

Champagne has been the dominant sparkling wine category of as long as anyone can remember. Sparkling wine, in the mind of connoisseurs, meant champagne, although many other regions both in France and outside of it, made and continue to make such wines. Demand for sparkling wine has been increasing recently, […]

New Zealand Wine Fest
Wine Wine Reviews

Sileni Estates – New Zealand

Sileni Estates is named after Sileni who in Roman mythology was featured alongside Bacchus, the God of Wine. Romans famously celebrated good food, good wine, and good company. Sileni is based in Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island (39 degrees south latitude), renowned for its […]

Food and Wine Festivals
Wine Wine Reviews

Australia’s First Families Wines

Twelve Australian family-owned wineries covering 16 regions and 5000 hectares of vineyards formed an association to emphasize how relatively small-sized establishments with philosophies that value quality above all else. All members of the association visit Toronto and Montreal bi-annually to pour their wines to an eager public who value quality […]