Jacobsons: Bringing Friends Back to the Table

By: Melanie Lloyd For well over a decade, Jacobsons Gourmet Concept has been my favourite specialty food shop in Ottawa. Located in New Edinburgh, this store offers lots of charm and brightness. It has friendly and knowledgeable staff and offers a great selection of delectable goodies and delicacies, not to forget their outstanding cheese bar. Their… Read More Jacobsons: Bringing Friends Back to the Table

Exploring Ontario Wine through Savvy Wine Company

By: Melanie Lloyd A week and a half ago, I attended Outstanding in Their Fields, the Taste and Buy event hosted by Savvy Wine Company at Ottawa City Hall. It was an opportunity to sample Ontario wine while chatting with winemakers from across the province. Ottawa City Hall offered a perfect venue for this event. There was… Read More Exploring Ontario Wine through Savvy Wine Company

Marquette 101: Discovering this Cold-Hardy Grape

*Update regarding the following post: Aug 12, 2019: The Minister of Government and Consumer Services has approved the addition of Marquette to the list of  VQA eligible grape varieties. Original post below dated November 8, 2018: By: Melanie Lloyd Never heard of Marquette? You are not the only one. This young grape variety may not… Read More Marquette 101: Discovering this Cold-Hardy Grape