How any Wine Chick can be a Scotch girl

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For those of you who know me, you’ll know that I’m a wine girl. Wine is and will always be the main beverages of my life, but as I begin to drink more wine and more often, my palate is always is in need of something different to keep things exciting and fresh. To be […]

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South Africa: Home of Fine Wine and a Cat

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South Africa has popped up as a major player recently in the wine racks of the LCBO but it seems like we are only beginning to scratch the surface of the wide variety of wines the country produces. Though it may seem overnight, this international success has been over 350 years in the making as […]

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We are all Champagne Princesses

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When it comes to champagne, a girl can and should never say no. It’s one of those classic beverages that always make me smile and help me to find a happy place inside of myself. I’m not sure if it’s the bubbles, the elegant glassware, how classy I feel, the chardonnay or the pinot noir, […]

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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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