‘Spring into Spice’ food and wine event
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by VineRoutes
8h ago
First-ever outdoor ethnic food and wine fest will ‘change the diversity narrative forever’  Canada’s first-ever outdoor ethnic food and wine festival, Spring into Spice is returning to Toronto by popular demand. On Saturday May 11th from 12 noon – 10 PM, festival attendees will flock to Fort York national historic site to experience an unusual collision of diverse wines and far-flung food. Caribbean, African, Indian, Thai and Latin American cuisines will all be paired with a diverse range of wines, instead of the tradition of rum – something that may seem innocuou ..read more
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Mark your calendar: Upcoming wine events to explore
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by VineRoutes
8h ago
Embark on a tantalizing journey through the world of wine with these upcoming events. From intimate tastings to grand festivals, there’s something for every palate and preference. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or a curious newcomer, these wine events offer an opportunity to deepen your appreciation for wine, expand your knowledge, and create lasting memories. Top Drop Vancouver and Top Drop Calgary Over three days of Main Event grand tastings(Vancouver: May 14 & May 15, Calgary: May 17), Top Drop offers Vancouver and Calgary’s wine enthusiasts and professionals the opportun ..read more
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Spotlight on Sustainability: Perelada is Europe’s first winery to achieve LEED Gold
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by Alana Lapierre
5d ago
It’s the highest certification for sustainability on a world level On January 12th, 2024, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially confirmed that 2023 was the warmest year on record, and smashed the global temperature record. Never has the imperative to consider sustainability been more relevant. Tucked in the northeastern corner of Catalonia, Spain and surrounded by the Pyrenees Mountains to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Perelada Winery (located in the village of Peralada – with a tiny spelling difference), sits amid a breathtaking setting. This is Europe ..read more
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Celebrating Ontario’s wine industry stars at Cuvée’s big return
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by Carmelo Giardina
1w ago
After a five-year hiatus, the prestigious Cuvée Grand Tasting event made a triumphant return to the wine event scene, drawing nearly 500 enthusiasts and industry professionals to celebrate Ontario’s grape and wine industry. Held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in St. Catharines on Saturday, March 30, this event, organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), provided a platform to honour the best in Ontario’s food and wine. Read Also: A gourmet tasting of gastronomy and wine at Montreal en Lumière ‘24 Featuring 38 wineries showcasing their finest ..read more
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Top Rated: A Chianti that’s as memorable as the place it’s from
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by Carmelo Giardina
2w ago
A memorable wine isn’t defined by its score or its price tag; it’s about that intangible quality that sets a bottle apart – the X-factor. It’s the story behind the wine, the experience of encountering it, and the emotional connection it evokes. Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti Classico region exudes a timeless charm that captivates both connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike. Renowned for its picturesque landscapes adorned with rolling vineyards and medieval villages, this storied area is the birthplace of Italy’s most celebrated red wine. Read Also: Top Rated: A trio of wines t ..read more
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A gourmet tasting of gastronomy and wine at Montreal en Lumière ‘24
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by Alana Lapierre
2w ago
The 25th edition of the festival ran from February 29 through March 10 and highlighted the gastronomic diversity that Montreal is renowned for, with a full menu of food and wine events While it may be a bit cliché to say that Montreal, and Montrealers, know how to ‘winter’, you realize that it’s also a very apt one as you wander around the Montréal en Lumière festival and its Quartier des Spectacles hub that transforms the city into a food and wine lover’s paradise. Read Also: Montréal en Lumière 2024: A celebration of gastronomy and wine “The goal of Montréal en Lumière, and one of the most i ..read more
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VineRoutes Video: Stratus introduces its lightweight bottle initiative
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by Priya Rao
1M ago
Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Stratus Vineyards has always been an early adopter when it comes to sustainability and eco-awareness. As a founding member of Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario, they were the first LEED-certified building in Canada and the first fully LEED certified winery in the world. It’s no surprise then, that they are once again on the forefront with their new lightweight wine bottles. I sat with estate director, Suzanne Janke, to discuss the new bottles along with many of their other initiatives, both in the vineyard and in the winery (see video below). Read Also: Spotlight ..read more
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Where to eat, drink, stay and be seen in Bal Harbour
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by Carmelo Giardina
1M ago
Florida is certainly North America’s vacation capital, but more specifically, it’s a trip to Florida’s luxury capital Miami and Bal Harbour that’s simply unparalleled Florida’s luxury capital is without question Bal Harbour. Located at the northern tip of Miami Beach and just minutes from world-renowned South Beach, Bal Harbour is for the affluent vacationer, where an appreciation for the finer things in life is the expected norm. It is here that one can expect the very best of Miami. Deluxe oceanfront resorts and hotels, ultra-chic and luxurious shopping, and an enviable selection of dining o ..read more
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Chef Q&A: Fraser Macfarlane of Quatrefoil Restaurant
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by Shannon Mastaler
1M ago
Quatrefoil is a beloved restaurant located in Dundas, Ontario that draws loyal patrons from not only the local community, but from afar, for its exceptional modern French cuisine. Housed inside a cozy and charming century home, Quatrefoil has received rave reviews from diners, as well as media, including being named to VineRoutes’ list of 25 Top Restaurants in Ontario. And it’s no wonder why. Chef Fraser Macfarlane has honed his skills at top restaurants in Toronto and abroad including the renowned Toronto restaurant Scaramouch, Ristorante Barbesin and La Nogarazza in the Veneto region of Ital ..read more
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Spend a day sipping, savouring, and exploring with Winery Guys Tours
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by Paula Henriques
1M ago
Public Day Tours are now available from March until November Amidst the rolling vineyards and serene countryside, Ontario’s Niagara Region beckons to those with a thirst for exploration. Whether you seek an adrenaline-fueled escapade or a leisurely day of sipping and savouring, there’s no better way to explore the region than by going on a fantastic day tour provided by Winery Guys Tours, Niagara’s award-winning tour company offering over three decades of experience and excellence. A renowned name synonymous with the very best in wine tourism and a 33+ year history, Winery Guys Tours offers a ..read more
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