Good Taste
 

July 5, 2020

 

This week’s Good Taste newsletter comes to you a day early, ahead of Canada Day. For those celebrating with a physically-distant gathering, Christopher Waters has compiled the country’s best sparkling wines to enjoy, and we’ve included a list of top Canadian chefs’ most recommended cookbooks . Plus, we’re covering how the Black Lives Matter movement is impacting the Canadian restaurant industry, and the return of drive-thru eating and entertainment. If you have a question on wine, e-mail it and critic Christopher Waters will answer a selection in the newsletter and on our website. – Sierra Bein and Claire Porter Robbins

 
What to drink
 
Celebrate July 1 with flag-waving sparkling wines from Canada
 

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Celebrate July 1 with flag-waving sparkling wines from Canada
 

Christopher Waters

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Moves to increase quality, innovation and production for Canadian sparkling wine is cause for celebration any day of the year. This July 1, I’m thinking that homegrown fizz is the best flag-waving wine to toast Canada Day.

 
Winemakers in Ontario, Quebec, British, Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have become serious bubbleheads. They’re actively auditioning and adapting quality-oriented production methods, both new and old, to create a diverse assortment of sparkling wines.

 
 
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Cooking
 
Notable Canadian foodies share the cookbooks that they’ve come to depend on in their kitchens
Notable Canadian foodies share the cookbooks that they’ve come to depend on in their kitchens
 

Simon Thibault

 
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Pretty Ugly: New book explores the science behind our personal tastes
 

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  Pretty Ugly: New book explores the science behind our personal tastes
 

Kate Taylor

 
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Restaurants
 
Chefs on Canada’s Top 100 Restaurant list are challenging its structure and relevance in response to Black Lives Matter
 

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  Chefs on Canada’s Top 100 Restaurant list are challenging its structure and relevance in response to Black Lives Matter
 

Deborah Reid

 
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Drive-through dining goes upscale, from food trucks to $100 prix fixe menus
 

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Drive-through dining goes upscale, from food trucks to $100 prix fixe menus
 

Jessica Huras

 
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In case you missed it
 
Soup’s on: Vancouver Lunch Lady set to open doors July 1
 

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Soup’s on: Vancouver Lunch Lady set to open doors July 1
 

Alexandra Gill

 
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