Casey MQ’s second album, Later That Day, the Day Before, or the Day Before That, marks the start of a new musical chapter.

Kelly Mason produces wines that attract a cult-like fandom, using grapes from her uncannily primped vineyard on Niagara’s Twenty Mile Bench.

Chef Teo Paul’s latest restaurant, Le Tambour Tavern in Hamilton, Ontario, offers the intimate charm of a Parisian bistro with a footprint roomy enough for raucous late-night headbanging.

While it may seem as if they spend all their time planning their next sweaty endeavour, athletes know that other keys to success are the clothing, equipment, and accessories that keep them feeling their best.

The Dalmore sources the finest casks to age its whisky from wineries and distilleries around the world, and its new Cask Curation Series pays these partnerships their due.

The latest of Forty Creek’s yearly limited edition whiskies, Cherrywood Reserve is one of the few Canadian spirits to take advantage of woods other than oak, paying homage to the stone fruit trees that dot the distillery’s Niagara home.

Today, winemakers around the world produce multi-vintage still wines in the same spirit as champagne as well as in the name of experimentation and luxury.

Fans of the Okanagan are sure to like the 2020 Chronos syrah, a rendition of what is quickly becoming the region’s emblematic red grape crafted with love by winemaker Lynzee Schatz.

As new distilling techniques and styles lead to more distinctive spirits, some distillers are becoming more closely associated with what they make. Among this wave of superstar distillers is the leader of a distillery with a Canadian connection, where his eponymous tequila is now available in certain markets.

While nebbiolo is the grape most often associated with Piedmont, the diverse growing region is home to many indigenous and international grape varieties that make wines that often match up to a good barolo but don’t require years to reach their peak. 

Established in 1973 in honour of 100 years of this tri-generational pursuit of the highest-quality tequila, Tres Generaciones, Sauza’s ultrapremium brand, is triple distilled, delivering a smooth, balanced, flavour profile across all of its four standard expressions, two of which are now available in Canada for the first time.

Summer wedding season is in full swing. From gifts for the happy couple to travel arrangements, and if you’re lucky, a family gathering or two, it can be difficult to pick out the right outfit. But don’t fret. NUVO has rounded up five simple summer staples to crush summer wedding season.

After an extensive rebranding, Maison Brillet’s Belle de Brillet pear and cognac liqueur is now available across Ontario as well as in Quebec. Drawing on Maison Brillet’s nearly 200-year history in distillation, Belle de Brillet is made with the simple but ingenious addition of Williams pear eau-de-vie, Madagascan vanilla sugar, and water to cognac.

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 has long been considered an essential scotch thanks to its sophisticated flavour profile that far outpaces its price, and it should be considered your essential summer scotch too.

The Okanagan Valley’s Tinhorn Creek winery may be roughly 8,000 kilometres away from Champagne, but its Blanc de Blanc from the 2018 vintage might convert even the most ardent champagne drinker to a different bubbly.

Whether sipping, mixing, or God forbid, shooting any of Patrón’s four standard offerings, the high quality of the tequila stands out. But Patrón isn’t resting on its laurels—with its most recent debut, the brand is once again shaking up the ultrapremium tequila category.

Another Canadian Grand Prix is in the books. After a rainy qualification Saturday, where Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton challenged Max Verstappen for pole position, on Sunday the transcendently talented Dutch driver was able to hold on for victory, his sixth of the 2023 championship and fourth in a row.

Gone are the days of kitschy, cloying, flavoured vodkas. The inglorious drinking fad of the 1990s has entered its elegant era, and nowadays brands are releasing refreshingly natural flavoured vodkas made for the ubiquitous drink of the moment: vodka sodas.

For those unable to make the trek to the cellars of Grand Marnier’s Château de Bourg-Charente, Grande Cuvée Quintessence, the brand’s latest ultrapremium offering, replicates the mood.

Red Barn Winery at Jagged Rock is a repurposed barn deep in the vineyards where guests see how vines are tended and wine is made.

For spring/summer 2023, Bather found inspiration in nature, specifically traditional Japanese design techniques, and the digital world. The result is a collection of summery staples in mood-lifting prints that will easily transition from the beach to the bar

As it happens, some creative minds such as J.P. Wiser’s master distiller Dr. Don Livermore are experimenting with aging spirits, whisky specifically, in all manner of woods with great success.

The diet of the average Canadian university student leaves much to be desired. However, if a dearth of dining options is part of the issue, then things are looking up at the University of British Columbia, where Wildlight Kitchen + Bar, an elegant new restaurant with a proudly West Coast menu, is upping the ante.

Hennessy (LVMH), Rémy Martin (Rémy Cointreau), Courvoisier (Beam Suntory), and Martell (Pernod Ricard). For years these were the cognac competitors of note, but more recently, Campari Group’s Bisquit & Dubouché has entered the ring.

Irish Distillers, under its sub-brand Spot Whiskeys, is reforging Ireland’s connection with the Wine Geese via a series of collaborative whiskeys. They recently turned to Canada’s Okanagan Valley, partnering with Quails’ Gate Winery, operated by the Stewart family, who have been farming in the region since Richard Stewart Sr. arrived from the Emerald Isle in 1908.

Now available around the world, Amaro Nonino was a relatively rare find when the Paper Plane was developed, one that, like most amari, provided a proprietary flavour that could be mimicked but never replicated.

Like many industries, the wine world has long been dominated by men. From sommeliers to importers, winemakers to critics, there has been a notable lack of gender equity. But now, thanks to wine professionals such as Stephanie Dutton, country of origin group winemaker at Australia’s iconic Penfolds winery, the formerly hypermasculine world is beginning to change for the better. Below, Dutton discusses women’s role in the evolution of the wine industry.

There is an ineffably opulent quality to the Marbella Club that is tied more to its history than to its subtropical gardens and upscale restaurants.

Upstart Toronto designer Adam Appugliesi’s clothing brand, Libero, takes its name from the Italian word for “free,” which also happens to be his grandfather’s name. Fittingly, it is his Italian Canadian background that informs Libero’s proletarian, masculine-leaning but gender-free designs.