Kate Dingwall

Kate Dingwall is a writer and editor, primarily covering the spirits and travel world. Her work has appeared in Forbes.com, Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com, MAXIM Magazine, DuJour Magazine, Eater, VinePair, Culture Trip, Canada's 100 Best Restaurants, and a number of other publications, online and print. Outside of writing, she is a sommelier and an avid martini drinker.
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L’imparfait Négociant Meunière Brings Elegance and Vibrance To A Rarely Used Grape

My family calls Prince Edward County, one of Ontario's burgeoning wine regions, their home. When they first moved there, I remember the wines being,...

Flame of Love – A Sherry Martini Riff

Last year, I spent a lazy few weeks in the South of Spain, working on a story, eating almadraba tuna, and strolling the white-walled...

The Cosmopolitan Cocktail

I’ve always looked down on the Cosmopolitan. Perhaps it’s the Sex and the City adage: it’s a saccharine, hot-pink drink best sipped over gossip. But...

Claus Preisinger Kieselstein Zweigelt

Vienna is known for many things: fantastic opera, the Sound of Music, and stunning architecture. But just south of Vienna lies one of the...

Tbilvino’s Qvevris Rkatsiteli

Orange wine may be on the menu of every new hip wine bar in the world, but the origins are by no means. It wasn’t...

The Comeback Of The Martini on The Rocks

There’s nothing quite as perfect of that first sip of a freshly poured martini, with frosted glass and a bracing booziness. But as the...

What Is Canadian Whisky and How Is It Made

Moving on in our Canadian whisky series, let’s take a look into the production process of Canadian whisky. One of the most fascinating parts of...

Is It Time To Rethink How We Describe Our Drinks?

Every Christmas growing up, after our bellies filled with my grandmother’s turkey and the bottles of Chardonnay emptied, my grandfather would lurch over to...

Vino Lauria Nerello Mascalese

Two words: volcano wine. On the slopes of Mount Etna, an active Volcano on Sicily’s east coast, grapevines grow right on the rocky cliffs—bursting out...

A Beginner’s Guide to Canadian Whisky: Common Misconceptions

As we continue our look into the Canadian whisky world, let’s field some of the most common misconceptions about the spirit. When you think of...

Niepoort Nat’Cool Branco

In my mind, the Niepoort Nat’Cool Branco is a Ferris Bueller of wines: Sunglasses on with a care-free attitude, skipping class for more cultural...

The Katana Kitten’s Hinoki Martini

One of my fondest pre-pandemic Martini memories is slipping into the bar at Katana Kitten. Well, you can’t exactly slip quietly. One step into...

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