Cocktail Flavor of the Month: Spiced Orange

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"Back to Normal" If there is one thing the pandemic has done, it has heightened our awareness for comfort and connection. We anxiously look forward to those days of "normal" where events and experiences are more of a reality and less of a distant memory. We crave a sense of physical and mental security. In…

Coffee, Cocktails, Carbs: My COVID Essentials

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In a recent virtual meeting discussing how COVID has impacted our FlavourVision trends, there was a homework assignment: “Find two products in your home that best reflects how your food & beverage choices have changed because of COVID.” I immediately grabbed my stash of citric acid and wheat gluten. What?  Who am I?  Citric acid…

Cocktails: No Bar Required

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Did you think you would ever miss going to a bar for a cocktail? Even if you are the occasional cocktail drinker, the answer to that question is probably YES! Don't you love looking at the menu and seeing the use of familiar and unusual ingredients? What about those fun cocktail names?. (Night Cure, Sugar…

Wanted: Live or Wire

The first time I met Aaron Polsky I was confused about whether I was meeting a frontman for a band or a bartender.  One thing was immediately clear, even if his profession was not, was that this was a guy who looked at the world through a different lens.  Maybe it was his rockstar hair…

Limitless Options for the Sober Curious

It’s that time of year again – ‘Dry January’! When all your friends and family make a decision to not drink alcohol for 31 days! If you have friends like mine, they normally don’t make it past day 7 (see below…). However, nowadays the variety of non-alcoholic options rivals alcoholic options. Foregoing drinks on a…