Canada is blessed with terroir to grow apples. From coast to coast, almost all provinces grow apples, especially Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia, followed by Nova Scotia and a few others. While cider can be from any fruit, (peach, berries, pears (perry in the United Kingdom), elderflower), cider is generally […]
To say that Ontario’s craft beer scene is on fire is an understatement. New breweries, brands, festivals and brewpubs come on stream weekly. Craft beer is in to the chagrin of multinationals that continue to churn out insipid suds! On September 15, Drink Inc. organized the first event of the […]
If you use herbs and buy dried packaged herbs avoid those sold by Abido from Lebanon. Their packages state false weights, and the products are of inferior quality. Their spices are mostly off, old, and smell past-their-prime. This company’s spices are sold in Toronto and Montreal. If you frequest Middel […]
This store has a poor choice of produce, very poor service, extremely high prices, and very poorly trained cashiers. Patronize this store at your own peril.
I have had the misfortune to buy a small pie from The Pie Guyz during a food show at an inflated price. It was inedible and I had to spit the first bite and discard the pie. Be warned! This company goes to all local food shows. Do not […]
Rum can confidently lay claim to being the most mixable and enjoyable of all the world’s spirits. It defies all attempts at generalization and can be seen as a drink for everyone and everywhere. Regardless, the Caribbean is still celebrated as the spiritual centre of the rum world, the noble […]
Since the run of the century a trend of drinking less but high quality alcoholic beverages has developed in western industrialized countries. This has been achieved with careful marketing strategies of international beverage companies that own huge distilleries in several countries. Here are some statistics that may interest readers. (See […]
On September 17 several of the 160 craft brewers of Ontario proudly poured their beers to an ager public. While in the 1980’s there were only a few craft brewers in Ontario now the number is 160 of which several own and operate their own facilities. The rest rent space […]