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Enjoying Ice Wine | The Vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

I adore dessert wines. The syrupy liquid nectar is too sweet for some, but I truly love the intensity of flavour that the best dessert wines bring to the glass. Some of my favourites are produced by noble rot, the action of Botrytis cinerea, a fungal mould that causes infected grapes to partially shrivel, raisin-like, ... Read more »

Vin d’Orange Recipe

This lovely Vin d’Orange recipe comes from Wild Drinks & Cocktails: Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home  by Emily Han, and is best to make during winter, when citrus fruits are at their best, ready to enjoy through the next spring or summer. Read more about Wild Drinks and Cocktails ... Read more »

Wild Drinks & Cocktails Book Review

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Food and drink books written by an American authors don’t always translate well for a UK audience but Wild Drinks & Cocktails  by Emily Han is one of the exceptions; the recipes list ingredients in both Imperial and metric units, and the vast majority of ingredients are familiar and available across both sides of the ... Read more »