ICEWINE: Sipping Canadian Liquid Gold

There are a few quintessentially Canadian things and the luscious luxury of Icewine is certainly one of them. It was discovered by a lucky accident in 1700s Germany when a cold front swept through the vineyards and froze the grapes before they were picked. The winemakers picked and pressed anyway and were rewarded by the most luscious sweet wine.  Canada’s affair with the frozen... Read More

PORT & STILTON: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?

Luscious Port, a traditional sweet red wine of Portugal’s Douro valley is a red wine fortified with an addition of a grape spirit to stop the fermentation, leaving the wine with residual sugar and higher alcohol. That leftover sugar makes it lusciously sweet and perfectly suited as a dessert or after dinner drink. One of the classic and best-known cheese and port combinations... Read More