Food & Drink


Some of the cabernet sauvignon vines at Colchester Ridge Estate Vineyard are seen on 12 August 2012.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Israeli Wines Part 2

(TORONTO, ON) – As Passover approaches, get ready for a run on Israeli wines, assuming you can find any in your local LCBO. And if…


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Kendall -Jackson Hits Fast and Hard

(TORONTO, ON) – Most Canadian wine writers I know can’t make a living out of writing about wine. They pursue wine as their passion and…



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Israel And Wine Part 1

(TORONTO, ON) – I won’t repeat myself and say why the token releases of Israeli wine in Ontario? The Italians are the king of self…


Pineapple Meringue Cake.Photo by Simeon Drakich.

Pineapple Meringue Cake

The pineapple meringue cake is a traditional Drakich family birthday cake from as far back I can remember. The story behind the cake is quite…


A glimpse of the Douro Valley in Portugal is seen through a window of grape vines, on 8 September 2016.Photo by Robert Stephen during a sponsored trip to Portugal.

Best Wines of 2016 And Shame On Ontario

(TORONTO, ON) – The results are finally in. Portugal, its winemakers, and the consular officials in Canada and the EU are very serious about exposing…


An elegantly dress table awaited journalists at The Chef's House, part of George Brown College, in Toronto.Photo by Fotini Stephen.

A Riedel Experience

(TORONTO, ON) – So many times and so many places I have been served wine in thick, clumsy, and entirely inappropriate stemware. And, in some…



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Reliable Israeli Wines

(TORONTO, ON) – Although the modern Israeli wine industry is just that, we can comfortably say they many of these wineries are reliable in terms…