The calendar might say December (sniff) but I find myself craving bocks and dopplebocks for their sweet and boozy punch. In fact, bocks may very well be the secret to me remaining semi-festive during the holiday season, since it’s not a time of year I’m particularly fond of. In fact, Iceland seems to roll out… Read More


This year marks the first year that Ontario-made Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines are available at more than 100 farmers’ markets around the province. It seems fitting that our first wine review on the site should be a VQA wine that we picked up at the St. Lawrence Market on a recent Saturday. Tawse Winery from… Read More


Last July, I celebrated turning 30-something in the best possible way. We hosted a beer and cheese event, and we got a few non-beer drinkers to expand their palates and find something they could enjoy. We’re responsible hosts, so water was offered between each sampling. Samples were 3-4 oz. each. Here’s an Ontario dominated beer… Read More


Louis Cifer Brew Works is the new kid on the brew pub block. So new, in fact, that the legal red tape for brewing on site has not been completely sorted out. For now, brewing is actually happening offsite at Railway City Brewery Co in St. Thomas, ON, while glistening fully functional brewing equipment patiently awaits… Read More