Silversmith – Hill 145 Golden Ale

Nestled in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada – Silversmith Brewing named the ‘Hill 145’ Golden Ale in celebration and gratitude to those Canadians forces who served the battle of Vimy Ridge in the first world war. Sitting at 4% ABV, this brew is also unfiltered and unpasteurized. Appearance: Golden straw in color with brilliant clarity. A persistent … More Silversmith – Hill 145 Golden Ale

Delirium Tremens – Belgium Strong Ale

Launched almost 30 years ago, the undeniably successful Delirium Tremens Belgian Strong Ale has a very distinctive character and unique taste, symbolized by the very recognizable pink elephant on a ceramic looking bottle. In 1998 at the World Beer Championships in Chicago Delirium Tremens received a gold medal and the title of ‘best beer in … More Delirium Tremens – Belgium Strong Ale

Concepts in Tasting – how & why we can taste & smell.

Traditional Concepts in tasting stipulate that we have 4 styles of sensory receptors on our tongue which are specifically located in different places – more current discussion has a hard time believing that the human tongue is so strictly mapped but will agree on what  sensations are being tasted. Our sense of taste is perceived … More Concepts in Tasting – how & why we can taste & smell.

2010 Rare Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon – Coyote’s Run

2010 Rare Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon VQA, Coyote’s Run from Forty Mile Creek (Niagara Region), Ontario – I have been holding this one for the right situation and yesterdays Valentine’s Day stake dinner was perfectly paired. Canada (Ontario especially) doesn’t have the best conditions to produce fuller reds but every so often there comes an exceptional … More 2010 Rare Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon – Coyote’s Run

NAMA NAMA – IZUMI of the North. Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

Well who knew Ontario could make Sake! IZUMI of the North is the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company and the 1st Ontario Sake Brewery (the only one from my understanding). I happen to discover them this past week while enjoying a stroll through the  Toronto Distillery District. Nestled in the cobble streets of this historic … More NAMA NAMA – IZUMI of the North. Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

Great beverage related activities for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s day has become as much of a big deal as any other major holiday. Whether or not you plan on celebrating February 14, you can’t help to notice the scramble of people organizing the day’s events as it quickly approaches. If you are planning to treat your significant other then look no further friends … More Great beverage related activities for Valentine’s Day!

Like what you’re drinking? 4 simple steps in tasting wine.

No matter what someone tells me, I am a firm believer that wine is subjective. I will agree and understand that there are associations and organizations in place that taste and determine which wines are awarded better than others, but ultimately it does come down to personal preference. These few listed steps in tasting wine … More Like what you’re drinking? 4 simple steps in tasting wine.