Jun 10 2017

When’s the last time you sipped a beautiful pink wine? If you’ve looked at them longingly but passed them because they seem like lightweights, you’re missing out. Sure, some self-proclaimed wine aficionados look down their noses at rosés and don’t consider them refined enough for their “educated palates,” but there’s really no reason for snobbery. […]

Mar 22 2017

Rejoice: Easter is almost here! Easter is prime time to give thanks for new beginnings, wondrous miracles and springtime’s life-affirming beauty. If you’re hosting this year’s Easter holiday dinner, don’t worry or fuss. Renowned sommelier, foodie and blogger Shawn McCormick will guide and inspire you as you hop down the aisles of your favorite Ontario […]

Apr 26 2016

In Canada, ‘tis the season to head outdoors and dine al fresco. Whether you’ve got a no-frills charcoal-burning hibachi or a tricked-out gas unit packed with bells and whistles, dust off your grill. Barbecue season is here! While most folks pair barbecue with beer, you are not “most folks.” You know that wine always has a place at the dinner table, even when […]

Mar 7 2016

Regardless of your drinking habits, you’ve probably heard the term BYOB (bring your own booze). A BYOB event or establishment may have been appealing in your starving student days, but once they’re in your rear window, you probably no longer equate BYOB with an outstanding evening of fine food and drink. Don’t confuse pedestrian BYOB […]