It has become a natural reaction in most cultures to ‘toast’ with others when there are drinks involved. Have you ever wondered why we do this? Traditionally the reason to ‘toast’ before drinking signifies a wish of good health and appreciation of great company. Historically the poisoning of a rivals wine was a preferred … More Cheers! – to why we ‘Toast’.
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!
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.
Have you ever heard of the festival, The Bacchanalia? A Roman Festival in honor of the Greek god Dionysus (god of the vine) but better known as his Roman name, Bacchus (god of wine). The festival was held on March 16th and 17th beginning around 200 BC. By the year 186 BC the festival was … More God of Wine – Dionysus / Bacchus
Beer has always been a beverage ready for consumption in Canada, but ‘Beer Snobbery’ has been a rising concern in the social environments across Toronto and North America. This concern is with self proclaimed beer specialists who hop into pubs, filling them to the rim with plaid wearing bearded folk ready to spill their opinions … More Give me craft beer, or give me sobriety! – The Epidemic of Beer Snobbery.
If you have ever been around an enthusiast of wine you may have heard them use the term ‘Legs’ or ‘Tears’. Simply put they are referring to the way wine slides down the inside wall of a glass after giving it a quick swirl. There are a few theories as to what it may indicate, … More Look at those Legs ! – What it may indicate in wine.