The #NuganRaw Evening with Nugan Estates General Manager Matthew Nugan

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The iYellow Wine Cave recently welcomed Matthew Nugan of Nugan Estates all the way from Australia. Currently in the midst of a cross-country promotional tour, Matthew shared both his wines and his thoughts with the Club: Q: Your family has been successful for three generations in the agricultural industry. So why did you get into […]

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This Season Give Thanks for Cider!

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One of our favourite seasons around here at the iYellow office is fall, as we enjoy the bounty of harvest season leading to one of the year’s most anticipated meals: Thanksgiving dinner. Some people love the pumpkin pie, others the stuffed turkey and there are even a few who like your aunt’s vegetable jello salad. […]

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Winos Like Rum Too: Angostura Rum Tasting

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You are unlikely to grab a seat at a bar in Toronto where the bartender doesn’t have a bottle of Angostura Bitters within arms length. It’s distinct flavours – a little spicy, a little herbaceous, and kind of sweet all at the same time – enhances the complexity of any drink (particularly of the cocktail-y […]

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Are you Pure or Extravaganza?

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In life, many things are defined by extremes – we want to categorize things as good or bad, right or wrong, to help us sort through our feelings. Often, the best way to figure out what you do like is by determining what you don’t. In dating, you get a sense of what you want […]

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Canada Braai Day: September 20th

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Turn up the BBQ for the last days of Summer. Grilled meat, wine, friends and family are the perfect ways to spend weekends and evenings. On September 20th get your grill ready, make sure you’re stocked up on charcoal and celebrate Canada Braai Day! This year I’m the Canadian Braai Ambassador and on Braai.ca I’ve […]

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Last Days of Summer with Robert Mondavi Private Selection

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Despite the eminent chill that seems envelop Toronto after sundown; most of us are still clinging on to the last days of summer. As the hustle and bustle of the season winds down, it’s a great time to hit the pause button and look back on all the great friends and memories that were created.  And […]

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An evening with Graffigna Wines Brand Ambassador Federico Lleonart

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The iYellow Wine Cave recently hosted an exclusive visitor from sunny Argentina, Graffigna Wines Brand Ambassador Federico Lleonart. Ontario is one of Graffigna Wines biggest clients and Federico took the time to speak to us in the iYellow Wine Cave. Q: Welcome to Canada. First visit to Toronto? A: Second, actually. I was here 2 […]

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WINEMAKER RAW: Exclusive iYellow Interview with KWV’S Izele Van Blerk

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The iYellow Wine Cave hosted an exclusive Winemaker Raw evening with Izele Van Blerk, winemaker at KWV International, South Africa’s largest and most historic wine producer. Currently in the midst of a Canada-wide promotional tour, Izele took the time to speak to the iYellow Wine Club: Q: Welcome to Toronto. First visit to our city? […]

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Good Wine and the Importance of Effort

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Being a winemaker is not for the faint of heart.  It requires patience, energy, confidence, and for those who have fallen in love with the idea of creating the perfect Pinot Noir, it requires grapes of steel.  Wine (much like us, it’s less juicy counterpart) is a product of its environment.  Every bottle is an […]

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Tender moments inspired by meat

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Red meat, particularly steak, was a summer staple in my house. I remember hanging by my father’s side as I watched him going through the steps with me on how to start a charcoal grill. Later in life, I took greater pleasure in the moment I first lit the BBQ, then the day he threw […]

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Life lessons learned from the vine

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Wine can be straight forward, yet complicated.  A lot like life.   This would not be the first time that parallels are drawn between wine and life.  “Just like a fine wine you get better with age,” they tell you on your birthday, more than likely only moments before you down the bottle.  But what […]

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World Cup of Wine

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We at iYellow will never be known as sports fanatics, that being said, like most of you we stubbornly try to become experts about soccer around the time of World Cup. We love the grand drama of “The Beautiful Game” and the passion it brings out in each nation’s supporters. And although this year the […]

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