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The Adventures of Natty P

Toronto based travel, wine & cocktail writer embarking on an adventure to discover the world

GIVEAWAY: Summer Craft Beer Fest 2015 Tickets

GIVEAWAY: Summer Craft Beer Fest 2015 Tickets

I'm giving away tickets to Summer Craft Beer Fest 2015 featuring some of the best craft beers on the planet. Not only will the winner receive two tickets to the July 9th festival in Liberty Village, they will also win two tickets to the after party hosted...

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NYC: More Than A City

NYC: More Than A City

A weekend in New York City will forever remain one of the most fantastically fabulous travel destinations of all time...and that is exactly how I would describe my time in NYC. The combination of NYC Pride and America's new law on same-sex marriage made...

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Whisky of the Week: Ardbeg 'Space Scotch'

Whisky of the Week: Ardbeg 'Space Scotch'

On a scale of 'every single day' to 'never ever,' tasting whisky that has been aged in space is most likely on the latter end of that scale. Luckily, Ardbeg, a scotch maker from Islay (an island in the north of Scotland), brought some of this single malt...

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Wine of the Week ABROAD: Kenyan Dawa

Wine of the Week ABROAD: Kenyan Dawa

On a recent trip to Kenya, I discovered a refreshing East African cocktail called ‘Dawa.’ Dawa is the Swahili word for ‘medicine’ and definitely cures a whole host of ills- mainly thirst, jet lag and the desire for a delicious cocktail. At a restaurant...

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My Kenyan Journal: A piece of Eden

My Kenyan Journal: A piece of Eden

I wrote the following while sitting on a chair in the Massai Mara, a 1500 km sq conservancy home to many great an beautiful animals. The big five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Water Buffalo and Rhino) and other creatures roam free and to say our presence...

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Kenya Bound

Currently I am sitting Pearson Airport. I arrived my obligatory 3.5 hours early to ensure I got through security without any issues and have time to saddle up to the bar for a pre-flight drink. I think this will be the longest journey of my life. In my...

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House of Mandela: A Legacy Made in Wine

House of Mandela: A Legacy Made in Wine

The name itself commands greatness...or even reverence. Few have come close to Nelson Mandela's international notoriety, a legend who left a legacy of leadership, tolerance and social activism on the entire planet. Maybe Jesus did? But even then it is...

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Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 5

Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 5

Here is my final instalment for Johnnie Walker Whisky Week. It was a fantastic few days full of peat, oak and hints of vanilla- Yum! This week we learned that whiskey makers are obsessive in creating their perfect blend, taste and colour. Hundreds of...

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An Evening in Conversation with Chefs Corey Lee and David Chang

An Evening in Conversation with Chefs Corey Lee and David Chang

Chef Corey Lee and David Chang are Asian American chefs who found fame first in NYC before becoming worldwide cooking sensations. Hosted by George Brown Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, the two Chefs were in Toronto to launch Lee's new book and...

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Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 4

Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 4

It's Day 4 of our Johnnie Walker Whisky Week- Have you thought about hosting your own whisky tasting yet? We gave you tip one on Tuesday but still wondering about the rest. Tomorrow we will reveal all! (Pssst- It's really easy!) The most important thing...

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Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 3

Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 3

Happy Humpday everyone! We are almost at Friday and under a week away to June. June brings the official start of summer, lazy cottage days, burgers on the BBQ...and a beverage or two. I am primarily a wine drinker but in the last year or so, have come...

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VIDEO: The Wine List - Cibo Wine Bar

VIDEO: The Wine List - Cibo Wine Bar

Welcome to The Wine List! In this web series, Toronto Wine Drinker, Sean Berry, and myself will be exploring Toronto's eateries to find the best bottle of wine we can: We want to show you where you can have a good time in the city, what to eat and most...

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Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 2

Johnnie Walker Whisky Week: Day 2

Last night, we kicked off Johnnie Walker Whisky Week by celebrating some of my favourite Dad's and of course, the lovely Curious Creature. Together with our Johnnie Walker ambassador, Cameron, we sampled Red Label, Black Label, Gold Label Reserve, Platinum...

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Happy Johnnie Walker Whisky Week

Happy Johnnie Walker Whisky Week

Happy Monday and more importantly, Happy Johnnie Walker Whisky Week with Natty P! This week we will be will be exploring the wonderful world of Walker with delicious recipes, whisky factoids and most importantly, steps to hosting your own whisky tasting...

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