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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.