The artisans at La Compagnie Robinson handcraft leather goods in a little country workshop in Brigham, Quebec, where simplicity is key.
In a country dominated by tequila and beer, Xila liqueur, made by a female-powered distillery, sets itself apart.
The Frank Lloyd Wright collection, produced in collaboration with the FLW Foundation, is inspired by the American architect’s designs.
This year, give the gourmand in your life any one of the eight fantastic foodie gifts NUVO has rounded up here.
Bowmore releases it’s Timeless 29-year-old single malt in collaboration with pianist Hania Rani.
NUVO has eliminated the guesswork, rounding up the finest wine and spirits to gift and drink this holiday season.
Solvero Wines harnesses the unique terroir of the Garnet Valley in it’s Pinot Noir.
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.
Volcan blends sweet and smooth reposado tequila with more complex añejo and extra-añejo tequilas in it’s X.A tequila, part of BC Liquor’s Premium Spirit Release.
A love for the arts, music especially, was instilled in Toronto musician Joseph Shabason from a young age.
Since its founding over 175-years ago, Penfolds, the esteemed winery, has established itself as one of the finest in Australia.
With International Merlot Day being celebrated, it’s a good time to enjoy a glass of these three fine Okanagan Valley merlot wines.
The Kentucky-based distillery Angel’s Envy has quickly made a name for itself thanks to its unique finishing process.
Brunello Cucinelli, and Holt Renfrew, have collaborated on a new capsule collection inspired by the former’s personal wardrobe and style.
Schrader Cellars, Double Diamond Wines, and Mount Veeder Winery return after the 2020 vintage was wiped out due to wildfire.
Paso Robles, between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California’s Central Coast, is among the finest of California’s wine regions.
In celebration of the first release from its new Cask Curation Series, The Dalmore opened the Cask Curation Lounge in Toronto.
Bearface Whisky heads to the Pacific Ocean, exploring how different types of water can add flavour during the proofing process.
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.
Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur is the world’s first farm-to-table Irish cream liqueur, with cream sourced from cows that feed in County Cork.
This uniquely Canadian gin is creating a new distilling tradition.
A German take on France’s quickly growing sparkling wine.
Glenfiddich’s 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve is aged for 14 years in American ex-bourbon casks before being finished in new American oak casks.
Road 13 Vineyards, in Oliver, B.C., is one of the few Canadian wineries regularly crafting a GSM blend.
Leading the talented team at Milpa, Elia Herrera expands upon the lessons instilled in her by her mother and grandmother, both chefs themselves, as well as the flavours and techniques of her native Veracruz.
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.
Experience Tanqueray No. 10’s beguiling botanicals at the Park Hyatt Toronto’s exclusive Masters of Food & Wine event.
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.
North Vancouver’s La Cerveceria Astilleros makes a lager so complex that it took gold in the herb and spice beer category at the 2023 Canadian Brewing Awards in June.
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 Okanagan Valley’s Phantom Creek Estates may only be seven years old, but it has set its sights on greatness.
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.
Regardless of seasonal preference, it’s hard to compete with the aesthetic and aromatic beauty of a lush patch of flowers in summer.
Since Washington has yet to gain widespread fame for its wines, now is the time to try, and buy, the best the state has to offer before demand increases and prices explode.
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.
The second instalment in The Macallan’s Harmony Collection, Inspired by Intense Arabica explores coffee’s potential as both a flavour inspiration and packaging solution.
For Rosie Assoulin, the New York–based fashion designer and co-founder of natural wine brand Vivanterre alongside her husband, Max Assoulin, wine and fashion go hand in hand.
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.
Citron Pressé, the newest offering from Bombay Sapphire, is the solution to the summer gin conundrum.
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.
Raphael Holzer highlights the light and fresh qualities of East Asia and developed Fernet Hunter to appeal to a broad range of palates.
Not as glitzy (or expensive) as champagne, nor as cheap and cheerful as prosecco, when it comes to bubbly, cava is just right.
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
Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz Group AG’s ultraluxury sub-brand, continues to redefine opulence with the release of Night Series.
There is no doubt that Chianti Classico’s best producers are creating wines of distinction according to their own distinct philosophies.
This rosé is a feast for the eyes well before it is for the palate, its glowing pale-pink hue speaking to the flavours it contains.
Glowbal Restaurant Group, owner of Vancouver’s iconic Black + Blue steakhouse, is heading east with the opening of Black + Blue Toronto.
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.
Grappa has seen an uptick in sales over recent years, a trend many attribute to the increased focus on high-quality barrel-aged and single-varietal bottlings.
Based in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands, Highland Park is one of Scotland’s most northerly distilleries, and one whose geographic remoteness is matched only by its stylistic distinctness.
Located on the island of the same name off England’s south coast, Isle of Wight Distillery takes advantage of the country’s oceanic bounty to produce its Mermaid Gin.
Anders Frederik Steen and Anne Bruun Blauert, the Danish couple making poetically named wines in the Ardèche region of France, in many ways epitomize the natural wine movement.
Elaine Vickers, the winemaker at the Naramata Bench’s Red Rooster Winery, brings an uncommon occupational history to the world of wine.
Damilano’s Barolo Lecinquevigne from the 2017 vintage is ideal for both immediate consumption and aging, and they’re well worth seeking out.
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.
Like mezcal before it, sotol is the next Mexican spirit set to take over back bars and bar carts the world over.
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.
Hopping on the bookish wave established by Published on Main, Canada’s 100 Best winner and one Michelin-Star awardee, Restaurant Vignette has arrived.
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.
Osoyoos Larose’s new wine club, La Maison Osoyoos Larose, is something Canadian wine aficionados should get excited about.
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.
Bertani, a 166-year-old winery, is making things a bit easier for consumers, producing a relatively easy-drinking, youthful version of the notoriously austere wine.
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.
Through its partnership with Frieze—the trend-setting platform for contemporary art that publishes three magazines and hosts art fairs around the world—Breguet is giving back to the artistic community.
Bombay Sapphire, spirits sponsor of Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure, the recent retrospective exhibition in New York curated by the iconoclast’s sisters, has teamed up again with the Basquiat estate to debut a special edition bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin emblazoned with Basquiat’s Untitled (L.A. Painting).
Ao (pronounced “ow”), the name of Suntory’s newest whisky, means “blue” in Japanese. In the case of this bottle of liquid gold, it refers to the oceans that connect the locations where parent company Beam Suntory’s whisky is made.
Toronto brand Basic Maintenance Lab is making skin care manageable with its clearly labelled bottles of cleansers, moisturizers, and soaps.
Fettercairn, the newest independent brand from Scotland’s Whyte & Mackay, makes “unicorn” whiskies. Its various expressions—packaged in bottles emblazoned with a unicorn from the crest of founder Sir Alexander Ramsay’s clan—each provide an immediately distinguishable flavour profile that showcases the company’s approach.
Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, whose restaurant, Botanist, is a perennial contender for Canada’s best restaurant and bar, and winner of the Michelin Guide Vancouver Exceptional Cocktails award, will once again play host to acclaimed dining establishments from around the world for multinight in-residence events throughout 2023.
Italian whisky isn’t beholden to industry conventions. The result is a whisky that is hard to define but easy to love, and one that feels like a bold step forward for whisky as a category.
Owned by Sweden’s H&M but headquartered in London, fashion giant COS has tapped rising British designer Reece Yeboah for an ebullient collection that rethinks the brand’s classic aesthetic, marking the launch of his brand YEBOAH.
It’s not often that an established winery goes through a major rebrand, but Summerland, B.C.’s, Okanagan Crush Pad—now Haywire Winery—is no typical winery.
Katie Fielding quit drinking alcohol after suffering bad seizure in March 2020. Throughout the following summer, what Fielding, who has epilepsy, missed about drinking wasn’t the taste or the buzz but the feeling of community it inspired. So she and her sister, Andrea Grand, decided to do something about it, developing Barbet, the buoyant, idiosyncratic seltzer brand taking Toronto and its hippest establishments by storm.
Once a barren landscape of sparkling waters, diet pops, and a few select beers, the world of non-alcoholic drinking has become vibrant with new diverse options that make not drinking not only the reasonable option but also a fun one.
We’ve rounded up the best non-alcoholic beers brewed in Canada today, all of which are widely available across the country.
A few kilometres west of Marbella’s old town, where the remnants of a Moorish fort anchor more traditionally Spanish architecture, there’s a reminder of another ancient civilization: a Roman bridge more than 2,000 years old sits at the heart of the five-star Puente Romano Beach Resort.
Geoff Dillon, founder of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville, Ontario, is always thinking 10 steps, or years, ahead. When he founded the brand in a former truck depot in 2012, he was already dreaming of making “rye whisky in Canada, not Canadian rye whisky.”
A bottle of wine, whether for partying in the present or saving for the future, needs to be carefully considered. NUVO has rounded up the seven bottles to present this holiday season.
Men differ individually in many ways, but if there’s one thing that ties them together, it’s the difficulty of finding a good gift for them. Whether for your dad, husband, brother, or boyfriend, nail presents for the men in your life with NUVO’s handy roundup.
For every sun-soaked beach getaway and medieval castle vacation, there is an overcrowded airport or a lumpy hotel mattress. Luckily, thanks to Monte & Coe, the Toronto-based brand handcrafting bags in Canada, you’ll have one less worry the next time you visit the airport.
With access to Ontario’s fruit basket, gaming, and the United States, any given day in Niagara Falls can be filled with luxurious leisure experiences indoors and out. NUVO has rounded up the best places to play, eat, and rest in Niagara Falls.
The right bottle will forever live in the background of the memories made and shared. NUVO has rounded up nine bottles to give the person whose presence is present enough.
The herb-forward result of Ben Branson’s research struck a chord with sober and imbibing drinkers alike. Unlike mass-produced non-alcoholic spirits, Seedlip mimics the intricacies of traditional spirits while remaining distinctive to the palate.
That unpretentious, focused attitude toward dining culture informs Garrett Bruce Martin’s menus to this day as well as his beliefs about how a kitchen should be run, the restaurant industry, and what it means to be a chef: unusually democratic and without delusions of grandeur.
The most recent wine to have gone through image rehab, the sparkling red lambrusco from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, is only beginning to pick up steam in Canada. And thanks to Indigenous entrepreneur Moirae Choquette and her lambrusco brand Tomato Wheels, the wine is being introduced to Canadians in a refreshing, easy to understand way.
The exciting new restaurant is dishing up Pacific Northwest cuisine in the heart of downtown.
After last month’s Toronto reveal, Vancouver restaurateurs and diners alike have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the venerable Michelin Guide in the city. Well, the wait is over. Eight Vancouver Restaurants have been awarded stars in the city’s inaugural edition of the Michelin Guide.
Perched above Marbella’s whitewashed cityscape, at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range, Club Med Magna Marbella is far removed from both the frenetic touristic energy of the city centre and the sunburned sand of the Costa del Sol’s myriad beaches.
NUVO’s Autumn 2022 Menswear Guide.
The menu is changing the face of dining in Canada—where, what, and how you eat are an island apart from the rest of world cuisine. Just like Hawai‘i is.
PAD London, the esteemed international art and design fair, is taking place this week, October 10-16. After two years of online exhibitions, this year’s edition of PAD is the best yet, featuring 67 unique galleries, 18 of which are first-time exhibitors.