Here in Ontario, we have the LCBO
the Liquor Control Board of Ontario
All alcohol purchases have to be made at an LCBO-approved location and they do all the importing and retailing of alcohol in the province.
A large part of the cost of alcohol here goes to taxation...sin taxes, but still we have great selection from around the world and some beautiful stores. My favourite is the converted train station at
Summerhill in Toronto.
They run cooking classes and wine tastings and it's a very cool place to visit.
But the best, the very best, part of the LCBO is this:
the Food and Drink Magazine.
I salivate at the thought of every issue.
It contains the most fabulous photography,
brilliant articles on food, wines, beer, cocktails,
I have never been disappointed by a recipe for a dish or a cocktail...
the art direction is breathtaking...
and best of all...it's free.
Excuse me...I just picked up this issue with my bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to have with the stuffed peppers we are having for dinner tonight...
Catch you later...