Allison Vidug

In the third of a sixth (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 was...

Oktoberfest 2014

Tickets will go on sale Thursday August 7 for the 6th Annual Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, presented by local craft brewery Beau’s All Natural. The two-day festival and signature fundraising event will take place Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4, at the fairgrounds in Vankleek Hill,...

50 Shades of Grape

Wine and Art is an ongoing GFR series on the relationship between the two creative endeavours by working artist and author Lorette C. Luzajic, whose work The Last Time I Showed Up At Midnight is reproduced as the fourth illustration below. “Colour is my day-long obsession, joy, and...

Alessio Planeta

I’m always surprised that we don’t drink more Sicilian wine than we do, especially when one considers that it is the second largest wine growing region in Italy. Most people aren’t aware of the fact that with just under 300,000 acres under vine, Sicily has around the same...

F to F Brunch

For tickets and information, click here. The Stop Community Food Center is a Good Food Fighter. Please support the businesses and organizations that support Good Food...

Trending Now

An affordable fine dining experience in downtown Toronto Treat yourself to an exclusive four-course meal with wine pairings for $85 (inclusive of taxes and tip) at The Chefs’ House. Every month the “Rising Star Dinners” Series features a top Canadian chef who creates an...

Alice in Wienderland

Just the other week Good Food Revolution caught a fleeting glimpse of outspoken natural wine advocate Alice Feiring at Vivinum, the enormous Austrian wine conference that takes place in Vienna/Wien, Austria every two years. After a few failed attempts we finally managed to harness her...

2014 Six Barrels for...

Join us for the Annual 6 Barrels for 6 Chefs event at Huff Estates Winery! This is the 8th year that Huff Estates will host this fabulous In-the-Vineyard walk around dining event for wine and food lovers. Legend has it that the event was thought of over a barrel tasting between Huff winemaker...

Men In Pink 2014

So summer has arrived in Toronto at last, and what better way to celebrate the warmer months than a glass of Ontario rosé? This is what John Maxwell of Allen’s On The Danforth has been thinking for some time, and just a couple of days back he invited a select group of wine...

July Noble Releases

The Vintages release for July 5th from Noble Estates consists of two French wines. One of the two wines is from the Southern Rhone, from which Vintages has recently released a plethora of wines. Southern appellations such as Rasteau, Gigondas, and Chateauneuf du Pape offer the public wines...

Vini Pugliese

Puglia has more vineyards than any other region in Italy except Sicily, and produces a significant portion of some of Italy’s best olive oil.  That is because Puglia is the least mountainous of Italy’s 20 wine regions, with the vast majority of its vines on fertile flatlands in one of the...

Vaïla Rosé and Viole...

Introducing our 2013 Vaïla Rosé and
 2012 Syrah Cuvée Violette. Here at Le Vieux Pin Winery we have released two very special wines, just in time for summer. Severine Pinte, the winemaker used the Burgundian method of Saigneé (meaning to bleed) from free run juice of Pinot Noir grapes...

Todd Perrin In Strat...

This year Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival has moved forward a couple of months to take advantage of the glorious summer weather, with celebrations taking place on July 19th and 20th. On Sunday the 19th of July at Noon on the Toronto Star Culinary Stage, Newfoundland Chef,...

Red White and Blues ...

Fans of Canadian blues will be treated to a fantastic late summer weekend at Red White and Blues in the County, featuring multi-Award-winning performers Soulstack, Steve Strongman, Jack de Keyzer and Al Lerman, Sept 12, 13 and 14. The weekend’s programming which includes fresh local food,...

Chef Chips Jun27

Chef Chips

I don’t know how most potato chip manufacturers come up with their “recipes”. I suspect it has a lot to do with white lab coats, the Periodic Table and beakers bubbling up with fog. At any rate, Peter and Chris, otherwise known as the Neal Brothers* have come up with a...

TSNM 2014

That great beacon of hope and innovation, The Stop Community Food Centre held it’s third annual Night Market on June 17 and 18. While Rebecca Feigelsohn covered the first one in 2012, and Jamie Drummond covered the second one last year, I had never been to what is becoming a late spring...

I4C Taste & Lear...

Join top winemakers on Saturday, July 19th to taste and learn about the rich world of Chardonnay all under one roof, accompanied by light fare from local food artisans. Drop in between 11am and 2:30pm to talk terroir with international and local winemakers, and sample Pingue Prosciutto,...

Steve Robinson

In the second of a sixth (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 was...

Southbrook in M&...

It’s always exciting to see Canadian wine being enjoyed outwith our country, and so it was simply fantastic to discover that the venerable UK retailer Marks and Spencer had ordered 500 cases of Southbrook‘s Cabernet Sauvignon. We spoke with Southbrook’s Bill Redelmeier about...

McNish in Stratford

  This year Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival has moved forward a couple of months to take advantage of the glorious summer weather, with celebrations taking place on July 19th and 20th. On Saturday the 19th of July, at 3pm on the Toronto Star Culinary Stage, Vegan Chef ,...

Jeremy’s World

Jeremy Day, the dapper gentleman behind an extremely curious moustache, Cafe Taste Events, and his extraordinarily fun Ontario Wine Fair, just celebrated the occasion of their 7th annual event at the Drake One Fifty this Sunday past. It was a packed house that hot day, but the gorgeous...

Patio Saison Jun24

Patio Saison

Sun seekers and patio lovers have a refreshing summer ale from Beau’s All Natural Brewing to try out at LCBO’s and select restaurants and pubs across Ontario starting this week. Patio Saison, a 5.9% unfiltered Belgian-style ale, is satisfyingly both dry and refreshing. The beer offers...

Andrew King at Closs...

Mad Dog Gallery presents new artwork by Andrew King in the Gallery at Closson Chase Vineyards. This year’s theme focuses on the rum running era of the County during Prohibition in the 1920s. Of his work Andrew says, “I love movies, I love good cinematography and composition. I try to...

Ornellaia 2011

The Ornellaia 2011 ‘Infinito’ does not suck. At all. In fact the only trouble with the famous ‘Supertuscan’ wine, apart from being young, is that it might tempt certain food and wine writers to get used to tasting wines far out of their price point. (The 2010 Ornellaia...

Consider The Chicken

I place the blame for my ongoing obsession with chicken firmly at the feet of UK cookbook author Nigel Slater. Throughout my university years and beyond I had cooked the odd whole bird and sizzled up a few stirfrys, but it wasn’t until Slater drew my attention to how the chicken...

Doc Grieco

J. Charles Grieco, Chairman of the Ontario Hostelry Institute, was made an Honourary Doctor of Laws by the University of Guelph at its convocation ceremony on June 10. GFR readers will be familiar to his contributions to the development of the hospitality industry in Ontario, as both the...

Pride Cookies

A quick post to say that this week All The Best on Church Street is all dressed up and ready to join in the city’s celebrations  for World Pride (June 20-29). We’ve created hand decorated gingerbread pride cookies depicting World Pride flags, leather men, drag kings and queens, rainbow...

Noble Vintages

The LCBO Vintages release for June 21st will be showcasing a pair of wines from Noble Estates from one of my favourite regions, the Southern Rhone. Why is the Southern Rhone one of my “go to” regions? Well, it’s hard to give one answer because the Southern Rhone is such a fantastic...

Jonathan MacCalder

In the first of a sixth (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 was...

Beerology

Good Food Revolution first became aware of Ms. Beerology, Mirella Amato many a year ago, and we both vividly remember being most impressed by her knowledge, passion, and unique sense of mischievousness. All three of these qualities shine throughout the pages of her very first book, Beerology...