Food & Drink

Robert Stephen's tasting notes booklet from Port Wine Day 2016 in Porto, Portugal.Photo by Robert Stephen.

Port Wine Day 2016

(PORTO, PORTUGAL) – Comparisons are odious, but suicide bombers must die to meet their seven virgins. However, if you attend Port Wine Day as a…


The terraced vineyards of Quinta S Luiz overlook the Duoro River in Portugal.Photo by Robert Stephen.

An Intimate Look At The Douro

(PESO DE REGUA, PORTUGAL) – I arrive in a bus with 50 journalists in the small town Peso de Régua, which is about two hours…



Overlooking the Douro River in Old Porto, Portugal.Photo by Robert Stephen.

Lunch With A Legend

(PORTO, PORTUGAL) – So. I have just finished attending Port Wine Day 2016 in Porto and it’s been a gruelling one, going some 48 hours…



CREW barrel oak wine

Three From CREW

It’s been too long since these lips savoured some of CREW’s wines. Lake Erie North Shore wines are rarely featured by the LCBO in its…


Dining food dinner

Winter Bites Despite Warmer Weather

(WINDSOR, ON) – Winter is here and that means Winter Bites Restaurant Week is back. During Winter Bites Restaurant Week, from January 16 through 22,…



The Odeon of Herod Atticus at the Acropolis of Athens is sen in this file photo from 28 August 2016.Photo by Neil Shalapata.

Greek Triplets To End 2016

(TORONTO, ON) – Greek wines are elusive. There are so few available to the Ontario wine drinking public. It is a bit difficult to arrive…


The Edible Monument At The DIA

(DETROIT, MI) – Journey back centuries for a detailed look at elaborate sculptures and monuments made of food for street festivals and royal banquets in…