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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Seven America-Made Wines to Order Today

American winemakers are struggling right now. Without restaurants moving cases of wine to thirsty diners, and with international shipping and distribution stuttering, sales are slowing. Thankfully, there are hoards of wine lovers stuck at home, looking for new bottles to pour into their glasses and add to their cellars.

Alcohol Subscription Services To Get You Through Quarantine

With bars and restaurants shuttered, many of us home-bound drinkers are missing the expert recommendations of sommeliers, cicerones, and bartenders. If you want to take the guesswork out of bottle shopping, opt for a curated delivery service, that offers personalized or expert-selected spirits, wines, and cocktails delivered right to your home.

The Ball Game Martini

Recently, I sidled up to the bar at Toronto’s Mother after a long day of word-smithing for my favorite...

Everything You Need to Know About the Hard Kombucha

Low-cal canned cocktails. Non-alcoholic beer. White Claw. And now, the newest member of the health-conscious drinking family has arrived, Hard Kombucha.

The Hanky Panky

Long before the age of best bars lists and cocktail Instagrammers, Ada Coleman was pioneering the craft,...

The Best Quarantine Wine-and-Food Pairings

So you’re trapped at home. Many are trying to work from home, sure, but more often than not, home-bound confinement has turned into a...

Top Six Small-Sized Hotel Bars To Grab A Drink

throughout the country are incredibly warm, intimate bars, nestled in lobbies or on rooftops of sprawling hotels, where drinkers can cut lose sans crowds. Here, the best small-scale hotel bars to sidle up to.

Toronto’s Best Cocktail Bars

People often forget about Canada. It's America's charming neighbor to the north, home to Rye Whiskey, stellar basketball players, and the Prime...

Influential People in the Spirits World You Need To Follow

The history of spirits and cocktails is long, lauded, and full of a cast of crucial characters. While we don’t have the...

The Most Underrated Wine Markets in the World

It’s easy to wax poetic about Burgundies and Beaujolais, Chardonnays and Chablis. While classic wine-growing regions and varietals will never fail to...

Top Six Medium-Sized Hotels To Grab A Drink

In days past, the hotel bar was a sad affair. It was a respite for weary travelers, filled with sup-bar cocktails sipped by...

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