Category: drink

The Wine Academy

Walking along Richmond St, I’m standing in front of two towering wooden doors. Unassuming and a contrast to the rest of the street, we were at the right location. Launched in June, The Wine Academy offers something unique in Canada, a not-so-average hideaway from the bustling city streets, especially in the downtown core where space is limited. Being part of the member’s club provides a place to enjoy wine, network, socialize and the ability to store your wine.

Out of the four seasons, summer belongs to the beloved patio. When the heat’s on, Torontonians flock to their favourite stomping ground.

Here are the top patios in the city to get your lounging and drinking game on point:

Grey Goose took over the Toronto Island Yacht Club with a Boulangerie Bleue event spanning two days at the Toronto Island Yacht Club last week. It transported guests to the French Riviera via a secret entrance through a traditional French bakery.

It was rather surreal to be sitting down for lunch with an influential figure in Toronto’s culinary scene– but it happened. If anything, it just reinforces the notion that the person we sat down with — Chef Mark McEwan — is a very down-to- earth individual.

At Bymark restaurant, in the bustling financial district of Toronto, we tasted a marriage of Canadian food with wine from New Zealand. It was a deliberate showcase seasonal ingredients and wines that complement the flavours…

To fête this year’s annual Yelloweek, the exclusive celebration was kicked off with a cruise on the Oriole off of Queens Quay on April 28, 2016.

It’s been 8 months since their launch of Chef & Somm – a private chef service, and Chef Eyal Liebman and Sommelier Rebecca Meir-Liebman invited us to experience their 6 course wine and dine pairings at the Wine Cellar of Spiga Ristorante (1378 Yonge Street). For the evening, the duo provided a spectacular bespoke dining where the chef prepared dishes onsite using the kitchen – as opposed to semi-prepared catering – with the sommelier’s story sharing that ties into their…

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