Looking for a romantic way to celebrate? Try dinner or tasting at a Canadian winery
Where: Westside Wine Trail
Tasting the range of Glenmorangie whiskies, including the limited-release Glenmorangie Pride 1981
Last month I attended a horizontal tasting — a tasting of a selection of products from a single producer — of Glenmorangie single malt scotch whisky at the Fairmont Palliser hotel. Glenmorangie is a classic scotch brand and one of the most drinkable. The whiskies are smooth and enjoyable, and depending on your budget, relatively affordable.
A guided tour through the Jack Daniels range with Master Distiller Jeff Arnett
During the Calgary Stampede, I took a morning away from the office to sit down with Jeff Arnett, who has the lucky job of being the Master Distiller for the iconic Jack Daniels brand. He’s a big, personable guy who is infinitely knowledgeable about what goes on at the Jack Daniels distillery.
How to make cocktails with the world's oldest rum
Have you ever had the opportunity to taste and learn about the world's oldest rum from a rum and cocktail expert?
Discover more than shiraz at this iYellow Wine Club and Wine Australia event
Come taste a revolution in a bottle.
Tasting a selection of Bruichladdich whiskies
I don’t always drink wine. Sometimes I get a little tired of it and need something different to refresh the palate. I drink beer from time to time, but I don’t drink pop anymore — which somewhat limits my spirit options. I’m not judging anyone, but I don’t feel comfortable walking into a restaurant and asking for 2 ounces of vodka neat.
Benjamin Bridge aims to compete with luxury champagne
Finally! The official release of the first méthode classique wines from Nova Scotia sparkling specialist Benjamin Bridge was celebrated two weeks ago, with advance tastings for media, hospitality, liquor board and private store sales staff in downtown Halifax. They are releasing their 2004 Brut Reserve ($74.50, 960 bottles) and 2004 Blanc de Noirs ($119.50, 200 bottles).
Tom Firth learns about blending varietals at the Cinq Cepage Blending Seminar.
Monday, February 8 I had a fantastic day tasting and talking about one of my favourite wine regions. Burgundy offers tremendous variety from really only 2 grapes, pinot noir and chardonnay. Although they seem to think they may have the exclusive on terroir, perhaps no better place exists to demonstrate this in wine.
This past Monday was a day I had been looking forward to for quite a while. The plan was spending a whole day tasting burgundies. From a 10am seminar/tasting, a walk around tasting from 12 till 5 and an interview with a Burgundian expert at 1, what's not to love?
Who knew that wine tasting skills were transferable. Tom Firth takes a break from wine and tries his hand at evaluating espresso for the Krups Kup in Calgary.