Red and white suggestions for February 14
On February 14, many of us will be getting all lovey-dovey, buying roses — maybe even a full dozen — and sharing a meal with our sweetie, with a good wine, of course. This could happen at home with a dinner we've lovingly prepared together or at a favourite establishment, so we don't have to 'lovingly' do the dishes.
Delicious romance-themed drinks for February 14
Many people already know to avoid the over-crowded bistros and steakhouses this Valentine's Day and instead express their love by making a romantic dinner for two at home. But, why not add a drink to the menu? Sure, serving Champagne is delicious, but shaking up a holiday-themed cocktail is a great way to make your date feel special. Try one of these Valentine's Day drinks on February 14.
Football party food and drinks
Hosting friends and family for the big game calls for a variety of food on the buffet table. Try one of our recipes for provolone beef pizza, turkey meatballs with pineapple sauce, homemade blue cheese dip, south-western pulled beef sandwiches, game day nachos or pulled beef quesadillas and tacos.
A collection of drinks made with honey wine
The cocktails below were developed by some of Ontario’s brightest bartenders and hospitality managers. Inspired by Rosewood’s meads from the Beamsville Bench these drinks honour the age old alcohol, mead. Meads are versatile, delicious and can be used in various combinations to augment a cocktail.
The ‘superfood’ goes mainstream
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has been gaining a lot of attention. The United Nations declared 2013 to be the International Year of Quinoa, as the seed has a wide-ranging nutritional profile and is adaptable to various growing environments.
Takeaways from the event hosted at B.C.’s Sun Peaks Resort
Last week I hit up the Winter Festival Of Wine at British Columbia’s Sun Peaks Resort, trudging through snow banks and slipping on icy patches — all in the name of pairing good drops with winter sports and all-around hoopla.
Matching wine and popcorn for National Popcorn Day
It might seem like an unusal pairing to some, but popcorn and wine actually go very nicely. In honour of National Popcorn Day on January 19, here are six different popcorn recipes and wine suggestions. While classic butter and salt popcorn can be highlighted by a glass of chardonnay or sparkling, like prosecco or cava, there are many more options to experiment with. Turn on your favourite movie, curl onto the couch and enjoy the perfect pairing of popcorn and wine.