Radio Boka is $11 Sep12

Radio Boka is $11

Here’s a secret held among wine writers: when we huddle around a tasting table in some cellar, and the winemaker steps out of the room, we often whisper to each other that we much prefer the basic (cheaper) wine to the more expensive ‘Reserve’ one we’ve just tasted....

Nossiter Naturally

Filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter was in town this week to show his new documentary, Natural Resistance at TIFF. He spoke about the movie, which tells the story of a group of Italian natural winemakers, to a mix crowd of journalists and fans at an event at The Italian Cultural Institute on Tuesday....

Call To Farms!

The next Call to Farms is coming up quickly on September the 22nd and tickets are almost sold out! There’s tons of beautiful and interesting items growing at Soiled Reputation and we’re excited to showcase Antony and Tina’s wonderful produce. We’re planning...

Charles Baker Special Edition Sep12

Charles Baker Specia...

This weekend sees a small LCBO release of Charles Baker‘s delicious 2011 Picone Vineyard Riesling. This special edition bottling has a the vintage stamped in a pink font to indicate that proceeds from the sales of this wine will go towards Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, a...

Mr. Flamingo

  It’s been some time since I last put together a wine list. In fact, now I think about it, it has been a hell of a long time. After almost six years at Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar I honestly felt that I had done as much as I could ever do with regards to managing wine programs, and so...

ATB BDAY PARTY

You’re invited! It’s been t hirty years of All The Best breads, cheeses and more, and we’re celebrating throughout September. We invite all the All The Best customers and friends to join us for our 30th anniversary party in store at 1101 Yonge Street on Saturday, September 20th,...

Stephanie Guth

In the second of a seventh (and wildly popular) series, we interview some of the most talented up-and-coming Sommeliers in Ontario and occasionally elsewhere. A few years back I was flicking through the pages of a locally published periodical and noticed that when it came to Sommeliers it...

Loka Snacks Pop-Up

Loka Snacks first pop-up! Saturday, September 13, 2014 Hi-Lo Bar 753 Queen St. East, Toronto (416) 551-3459 Loka Snacks is a new pop-up snack bar opening in the back of one of the east end’s most popular bars – Hi-Lo. The concept is a simple menu of great bar snacks prepared simply...

Discover Creemore

North of Orangeville, but an hour from Toronto, lies a little town that’s home to a big brewery and a lot of local flavour.  Creemore is the hometown of the brewery with the same name — and it’s annual Copper Kettle Festival — but also home to a slew of wicked restaurants, boutique...

460 Casina Bric

Casina Bric tranlsates, from the Piedmontese dialect, to something like little house on the hill, which is as physically accurate as can be, but belies the great spirit of its wines and owner, Gianluca Viberti. The full name of the winery in Barolo 460 Casina Bric alludes in metres to the...

1946 PX

In the September 4 CLASSICS online release, we’re offering a very special wine to share with you. It’s an unusual wine for many reasons. For one, it’s 68 years old. Secondly, it received a perfect score of 100 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Needless to say,...

Oktoberfest Pack Sep05

Oktoberfest Pack

A sneak peak of our Beau’s All Natural’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations is rolling out onto LCBO shelves across the province today, as the Eastern Ontario craft brewery launches a limited-edition 4-pack of German-inspired beers brewed for their festival this fall. The mix pack, which...

Volcanic Red for $11 Sep05

Volcanic Red for $11

2012 Bodegas Volcanes de Chile “Summit Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah, Rapel Valley, Chile – LCBO $10.95 As summer turns the corner to autumn/fall, it is always a pleasure to discover a red wine that is well-crafted, pleasantly structured, works well with the foods of the...

Barry INNvasion

No, it’s not a typo in the title of the post: Victor Barry stars in the new Cottage Life TV show Dining INNvasion premiering tonight, September 5th. Regular GFR readers will recognize Barry as the chef and owner of Splendido, one of Toronto’s very top end fine dining restaurants,...

Jay Scaife

A little further along Dundas West, a block and a half west of Dufferin, lies a small, unassuming boîte named Cafe Bar Pasta. Going on name alone, it would be easy to overlook this spot as just another Italian joint, but on closer inspection this would be a huge mistake. The devil is very...

Think Terroir Tour

  The Ontario Organic Road Show, a project of the Organic Council of Ontario, rolls into Southbrook Vineyards on Sunday September 14th. Join us from 1 to 6 p.m for a sampling fair of Organic Food and Wine, and a Farm Tour highlighting Southbrook’s organic and biodynamic farming...

Rotgipfler

Forever the champions of obscenely obscure varietals, the Rotgipfler has long been a favourite of ours, and one that you’d been extremely hard-pushed to find in our market on a good day. A cursory LCBO product search turns up exactly… nada. LCBO buyers would probably argue that...

Discover Wellington

Just west of Toronto, you’ll find Wellington County — a veritable locavore playground just waiting to be explored.  Wellington is home to Guelph, Fergus, Minto and possibly Ontario’s best kept edible treasure: Elora. Amongst the pastures and heirloom vegetable farms, you’ll find...

Wijn Reformatie

Wine and Art is an ongoing GFR series on the relationship between the two creative endeavours by working artist and author Lorette C. Luzajic. I can’t imagine that 17th century Dutch wine was all that good, but Johannes Vermeer is a magician. He is able to tempt us to the table with his...

On The Road

We are extremely excited to announce our first of a series of Up Close & Personal ‘On the Road’ adventures. In the laid-back, non-formal, rip-roaring-good-time style of our Up Close & Personal restaurant sessions, we are hitting the road to visit some of our favourite Ontario...

Brie Pasta

In 2007 Sheila Lukins and Julie Rosso visited Toronto as part of a promotional tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Silver Palate Cookbook. Meeting the two authors was a big deal for me. I was just over two years into my new career as a food journalist and internet publisher and not...

Schiopetto Release

In this Saturday’s VINTAGES release, you will find three wines of ours that will help you celebrate this wonderful Labour Day weekend. All three wines will require chilling, which works out since this weekend’s weather forecast is hot hot hot!! Two wines on offer are from Italian...

Beer Bummer

The Foodie’s Beer Book: The Art of Pairing and Cooking with Beer for Any Occasion By Brooke Fedora and Luther Fedora (Skyhorse Publishing) Having recently enjoyed (and then written about) David Ort’s Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, I was curious to explore a similarly themed book from...

Corn and Lima

Plans for All the Best’s 30th anniversary celebrations this September are in full swing. 
In looking back through our dog-eared,  handwritten recipe cards of the 1980’s to see what we ate in those days,  I came across a dandy Broccoli Pasta Salad. As I remember, we tossed broccoli...

Mr. Austria, Willi K...

This week sees Good Food Revolution taking a trip to Vienna, Austria to interview Willi Klinger, the gentleman responsible for heading up the marketing of Austrian wines around the world. Willi was kind enough to sit down with us at this year’s fantastic Vivinum conference, in the...

Adrian Marquez

  In the first of a seventh (and wildly popular) series, we interview some of the most talented up-and-coming Sommeliers in Ontario and occasionally elsewhere. A few years back I was flicking through the pages of a locally published periodical and noticed that when it came to Sommeliers...

Brynmerheryn

Brynmerheryn means house on the hill of the ram in Welsh Gaelic, and it is the house in Ceredigion (or Cardigan) County where the food writer, memoirist and painter Elisabeth Luard has lived for two decades. She and her late husband, the novelist Nicholas Luard, inherited the house in 1990...

Ferment Battle

  It is with a great deal of pleasure and excited anticipation that we announce Good Food Revolution’s involvement in The Great Debate: The Battle Of The Ferments at Beau’s School Of Bock at Beau’s Oktoberfest, Vankleek Hill, Friday Oktober the 3rd at 6.45pm. In the...

Baconfest in Lesliev...

What’s better than eating bacon on a Sunday morning? I’ll tell you what is… Eating 16 bacon dishes on a Sunday morning in the environs of one of the best Farmers’ markets in the city. Last Sunday I was honoured to be be invited to judge the third annual Leslieville...

London Listicle

Never mind Buzzfeed, we can make clickbait with the best of them here at GFR. So, rather than posting my annual letter from London report on what I saw and ate in the city’s restaurants, I have complied the following 4 Current Culinary Customs of British Capital That Will Change The Way...