Month: September 2017

Vintages Essentials 2017 Selections
Wine Wine Reviews

Vintages Essentials 2017 Selections

The Vintages division of the L C B O also operates two other departments – Classics and Essentials. The Classics catalogue offers six times a year, rare and outstanding wines and spirits that are only available to those who call in, or fax their orders, pay in advance, specify the […]

Cold weather beers
Beer

Cold weather beers

Cold weather beers The best way to enjoy winter is to embrace it. Warm parkas, comfort foods, snowy Sunday afternoons – there is a lot to like about winter. Beer is the most versatile of all alcoholic beverages. Over centuries, brewers have come up with hundreds of styles. Some redesigned […]

South African Premium Wines
Wine Wine Reviews

Tasting South African Premium Wines

An administrator of the East India Dutch Company planted South Africa’s first vineyards in 1652. Ever since , the country has been producing wine, and significant quantities of brandy. Today, South Africa has approximately 100 000 hectares of vineyards that supply 600 wineries. As the per capita wine consumption is […]

Apron Strings
Book Reviews

Apron Strings

Apron Strings (Navigating food and family in France, Italy and China) Jan Wong Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, New Brunswick 380 pages, $ 24.95     Jan Wong, an accomplished newspaper journalist, and now professor at Sang Thomas University, has written a remarkable book on French, Italian, and Chinese bourgeoisie cuisines. […]