A Guide to Zinfandel

Don’t let the snarky little book, The Wine Snob’s Dictionary (2008), put you off. In it, authors David Kamp and David Lynch describe Zinfandel as “the most fetishized varietal this side of Pinot Noir.” In truth, Zinfandel is a wonderful, early ripening grape, and the resulting wine is high in … Read More

Toronto’s Best Suburban Bars

While we at XY tend to focus on the urban lifestyle, we must acknowledge that some great drinking holes exist outside the 416. Herewith, the best of the ’burbs. Ten Restaurant & Wine Bar Deep red banquettes and soaring two-storey maroon walls create a lusty atmosphere, so head straight to … Read More

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