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Koi Koi Sake Bar

Koi Koi Sake Bar is the first bar in Toronto to specialize in Japanese rice wine, offering a variety of rare and high-end sake imported from Japan along with sake cocktails, whiskey, and Japanese drinking foods. Run by the same folks behind North Poke and the Japanese convenience store Sukoshi Mart, Linda Dang and Nancy Young continue their slow … Continue reading Koi Koi Sake Bar

The Best Places to Drink a Pitcher of Beer in Toronto

The best places to drink a pitcher of beer may not necessarily have the fanciest interior design or a curated wine list, but the suds are cheap and they’ve got tons of heart and character. Here are the best places to drink a pitcher of beer in Toronto. Sneaky Dee’s This legendary Little Italy punk bar has a … Continue reading The Best Places to Drink a Pitcher of Beer in Toronto

You Can Now Buy Wine Ice Cream And It’s Amazing

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … wine ice cream? Umm, yes, wine ice cream is an actual thing that exists and if you’re not excited right now, you should be because there has never been a more perfect combination of two of your favorite things. Mercer’s Dairy happens to be the genius behind this delightfully … Continue reading You Can Now Buy Wine Ice Cream And It’s Amazing

Museum Tavern

Museum Tavern is a stately new dining room that combines all the charm and nostalgia of a classic New York styled bar with a menu of old faves refreshed in their execution. Co-owners and brothers Kyle and Glen Kristenbrun have deep roots in the Toronto restaurant scene – their father opened the El Mocombo and Bistro 99 0, amongst … Continue reading Museum Tavern

Time To Play Some Wine Games

For those of us who enjoy a little fun and folly, here are several intriguing games all centered around the topic of wine. Trivia Wine Wars: Wine Wars covers the gamut, with categories including, “Vine to Vino” (viticulture and vinification), the “Wine Cellar” (buying, storing and tasting), and Cork Culture (wineries, business and art). Questions like “Which … Continue reading Time To Play Some Wine Games

Pinot Grigio

While many people believe Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it was actually born in France where it is known as “Pinot Gris”. Unlike most white wine grapes where the skin is tones of green, Pinot Grigio actually has a blueish-grey colour skin, making it look more like a red wine grape (“gris”=grey in french)! Since … Continue reading Pinot Grigio

Here’s Your Drink Pairing For Your June Horoscope

Guys — it’s June! If you can believe it, the summer is already here. With the summer comes outdoor drinking, summer Fridays, and a host of other opportunities to make your destiny and your drink of choice coincide. Read on for a personalized drink pairing for your June horoscope. Bottoms up! GEMINI Clear a path — … Continue reading Here’s Your Drink Pairing For Your June Horoscope

5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring for it. But … Continue reading 5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

Old Vines Zinfandel. 2017 Limited Release Limited Supply Wine.

 OLD VINES ZINFANDEL. RESERVE NOW! It seems like only yesterday I was strolling through the sun-soaked vineyards of Napa Valley, admiring the sun setting over the California landscape with a glass of Old Vines Red Zinfandel held delicately between two fingers. I stopped to admire the 90 year old vines that stood gnarled, thick and … Continue reading Old Vines Zinfandel. 2017 Limited Release Limited Supply Wine.