Squeezed between racy Amsterdam and cheese-mongering Paris, Belgium’s Bruges may seem small potatoes at first glance. But this fairy tale-like town has more to offer than Medieval architecture and canals. Foodies and ale-lovers flock to Bruges to indulge in calorific cuisine, craft beer, and some bizarre ways of ingesting chocolate (think: cocaine-style). Here are five things to love about Bruges’ food scene: Continue Reading →
As I wind my way through the grape-heavy vines of the sun-dappled Naramata Bench in mid-September, I can’t shake the feeling that I must be in the viticultural heart of France or Italy. Surely not British Columbia in Canada.
But believe it. Travelling through Naramata, one of the richest wine-growing regions in the world, the only thing more arresting than seeing the Okanagan Valley is tasting it. USA Today readers seemed to agree when they named the Okanagan Valley the second best wine region in the world.
My mission for the day: taste as many different wines at as many different wineries as possible. Continue Reading →
Toronto’s Distillery District is swarming with spirits – and not just the drinking kind. These old factories in Toronto are amongst the city’s most haunted sites.
With over 140 wineries in Ontario, what makes Niagara’s Vineland Estates stand out?
For starters, it’s been in the biz for over 30 years and is considered as “Ontario’s Most Picturesque Winery.” Just 60 minutes from Toronto, foodies flock to Vineland Estates to sample award-winning wines and to gourmet food in the restaurant.
But there’s more to it than that. Here are seven damn good reasons why Vineland Estates should be at the top of your wine weekend hit list: Continue Reading →
Welcome to part two of our Istanbul series. This time we explore the sights, sounds and tastes of this historic destination.
Of course, the main reason most visitors head to Istanbul is to take in the city’s incredible history and culture. Sites like the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar are iconic landmarks, as recognizable around the globe as the Eiffel Tower, but with centuries more of history behind them. After all, from Constantinople to Istanbul, this is a city that has witnessed the rise and fall of multiple empires, that has been both Christian and Muslim, Ottomon and Byzantine. Continue Reading →
To host a successful Braai Day, the first thing to do is to figure out what it is. In case you haven’t heard, Braai Day is a South African national holiday inspired by the spirit of barbeque and celebrates multiculturalism. Braai is also the Afrikaan term for barbeque – a popular pastime in South Africa (note to self: add South Africa to travel bucket list).
South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on September 24 — and to celebrate, some African wineries are hoping that you take up the tradition and host a Canada Braai Day party. Here’s how to throw a kickass Braai Day party. Continue Reading →
What makes a vacation great? Well, that’s a matter of taste. But no matter what you’re into any trip that falls short in the culinary department leaves the bad taste in your mouth. No one wants a bad glass of wine and after a day on slopes or cardboard burger and yuck-sauce beer after a grueling hike. For ocean lovers, a beautiful beach is important but bad food is a real buzz-kill. And at Sandals LaSource Grenada, they know that amazing meals are the magic ingredient that transforms a great vacation into a wonderful memory. Continue Reading →
Oh my gosh, you guys! Summer is winding down. It’s late August and it won’t be long before it’s all “I love your sweater”, and “those boots are amazing”. But before we bid adieu to the dog days of summer, we have to wrap up the EDT summer wine series. And what better way to do it than with a tropical tasting chardonnay from Fleur Du Cap? So let’s have just one more before you turn over that summer wardrobe. Continue Reading →
Prince Edward County is Ontario’s fastest-growing wine region, & a great getaway for wine lovers. Here are our summer wine picks from Prince Edward County. Continue Reading →
Le sigh. Sometimes this job is just so stressful. The multi-tasking is overwhelming – like trying to sample cocktails and learn about vodka from a world-renowned bartender. Continue Reading →
It’s that time of year again. Time to head back to the New Zealand Winegrowers show! This year I attended New Zealand in a Glass Ottawa, at the beautiful Museum of Nature to see what the Kiwis and their temperate climate had in store. Now, this show is for stockists and distributors (no plebeians allowed) … Continue Reading →
Since Canada is our homeland and all, here two new cocktails that embrace the Great Canadian palate…but blended with Luksusowa Vodka, a Polish spirit. This was my first time trying Luksusowa, which is triple distilled and made with artisanal water. It differs from the traditional counterparts by containing specially-cultivated potatoes and it is one of … Continue Reading →
It’s here! Summer that is. And to celebrate its long awaited arrival we are launching our three part summer wine series. We’ll be sharing wonderful reds and whites to sip at cottages, parties and on patios until the leaves turn. This week we’re celebrating summer with a pair of wines cultivated a world away in … Continue Reading →
Walking into the Parkdale entrance of Small Town Food Co., it’s the welcoming camaraderie that greets patrons. Sitting at one of the 30 candle-lit tables or at the long wood bar under industrial-styled lights, diners may notice the spareness of the modern décor, but will soon be focused on choosing from a menu taking inspiration … Continue Reading →
Dawson City, Yukon, needs a new toe for the famed Sour Toe Cocktail after a patron swallowed it. We braved the drink & lived to tell the tale. Continue Reading →
We got some spring back in our step at A Little Lux Night Out, hosted by Fresita and Petite & Sweet Bakery. And boy, could we use it after such a brutal winter. Eat Drink Travel staff were thrilled to partake in a night out on the town, getting pampered with wine and desserts. Arriving … Continue Reading →
Forget everything you assumed about Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, a city located in central Saskatchewan on the South Saskatchewan River, was not at all what I expected it to be. A very walkable city boasting a beautiful riverfront with seven arching bridges, it is surprisingly trendy and home to fiercely proud, welcoming and friendly Saskatonians. If you … Continue Reading →
It’s no secret that this winter had has been beyond terrible. The record cold, constant cloud cover and unending snowfall had many of us gathered indoors with only our friends, our national sport and our food to comfort us. If there were a Stanley Cup for worst weather, this year would win hands down. But … Continue Reading →
When you visit Singapore, one of the flashiest tourist traps is trying a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar. Located in the Raffles Hotel, the Long Bar claims to be the home of the Singapore Sling: a drink made with (but not limited to) lime juice, dry gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine, pineapple juice and various … Continue Reading →