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Sofia Opens Wine Cellar for Three-Part Dinner Series

TORONTO — January 29 marks the first of an ultra-exclusive three-part-dinner series hosted by Sofia Restaurant & Bar.  Over...

In the Kitchen with Jesse Vallins, Maple Leaf Tavern and Port

Passion defines Jesse Vallins as a chef — when he speaks of food and his restaurant, love coats every word. That passion...

Coming Soon: Piquette

TORONTO — Piquette — a new wine bar from Ellen Shrybman, Nathan Morrell and Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel) — will soon open in...

Top 30 Under 30: 2019 OHI Award Winners

Meet eight of this year’s OHI Top 30 Under 30 award winners who are raising the bar in Ontario’s hospitality industry

Matthew Landry Named B.C. Sommelier of the Year

VANCOUVER — Matthew Landry from The Stable House Bistro has been named 2019 B.C. Sommelier of the Year, beating out 11 other candidates to...

Top Canadian Sommelier Creates Unique Wine Lists for The Forks

WINNIPEG — Véronique Rivest — one of the world’s most respected sommeliers — has entered a year-long partnership with Winnipeg’s The Forks, during which...

Checking in with the Canadian Wine Industry

For some observers of the industry, the idea of growing grapes and making wine in Ontario is a problematic one. Wes Klassen, sommelier at...

BCHF Announces Pat Gaudet Memorial Scholarship

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) has announced the details of a new industry scholarship. Starting in 2017, the Pat Gaudet Memorial Scholarship will...

Wine Lovers Gravitate to Canadian Vintages

Canadian wineries have been garnering a growing number of international awards, making them a high-demand item on restaurant menus. Billy Woon, senior sommelier at Canoe...

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Appoints New Wine Director

VANCOUVER — Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar has appointed Diana Claxton as its new wine director. Claxton is a certified sommelier, formerly of Vancouver’s Homer...