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Marqués de Riscal Wines Are Great For Elevating Your Evening Zoom Chats

Are you looking to take a staycation to northern Spain? Enjoy some Rioja-based wine and looking to expand your wine knowledge a little further. Take a trip (to the LCBO) and pick up Marqués de Riscal, a Spanish bodega putting out some delicious reds and whites. Cultivated from the limestone and clay soil of the mountainous regions make for some complexities that you just won’t find in the Niagara region. For over 160 years, Marqués de Riscal has been creating some outstanding wine. It’s a multi-award winning winery that has a delicious product line that has clearly stood the test[Read More]

The Hästens Grand Vividus Bed Just Might Be The Best Sleep Of Your Life

When was the last time you have had the best sleep? Picture yourself having a wonderful night’s sleep, where everything aligns perfectly. You wake up fully rested from sleeping. Actually, rested. Loads of energy, positive feelings, and body feeling like it’s full of recovered power. Let’s say if this feeling went on for a month, a year, spread over 5 years or 10. How would you feel then? How much is that feeling worth to you? Is that worth more than a luxury car? Would you rather have that than jewelry collection of your all-time favourite watches? Would you rather[Read More]

Spirit of York Distillery Creates Hand Sanitizer To Help Combat COVID-19

A lot has been happening with the COVID-19 virus that as affected millions of people’s livelihoods in all different capacities. Brands are looking to adapt and to help out with this unprecedented situation and many brands are stepping up to the plate. Spirit of York Distillery has come up with this great initiative in Toronto to help combat the virus and the lack of supply of hand sanitizer in the city. Usually known for their beautifully crafted spirits like their Gin, Vodka, Red Fife Wheat Vodka, Hawthorn Berry Gin and rare Aquavit, they are changing things up and providing something[Read More]

LXRY Q&A: Michel Regembal, Architect for Iberostar’s Grand Packard Hotel

What happens if you were asked to design a new building in Old Havana? Would you preserve the former building? Would you conserve the heritage of the area? Would you pay homage to the city of Havana or just tear it all down and just build something new? These are just a few of the thousands of thoughts and decisions that Michel Regembal, architect for the beautiful Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel in Havana, Cuba, had to make. The French architect had that and many other challenges to face, especially in a completely different cultural, political and environmental climate. We wanted[Read More]

The Porsche 2020 Taycan Is A Real EV Contender

One of the most prominent brands for over 70 years in Motorsport and in the automotive industry, Porsche has lots of performance pedigree behind their name. A lot of people know them as turbocharged, agile, petrol-powered sports cars, but they have been empowered by the idea of electric cars in hints throughout their long history. It first started with the Porsche GTRS Hybrid racing car. Porsche continued their focus on their next big performance challenge, Le Mans. This was met with many times the 919 Hybrid Evo coming back battered and bruised and each time Porsche continued to fix it[Read More]

A Grand Tour of Havana’s Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel

Havana is known for an exciting, authentic look into the history of Cuba in the present day. With historical buildings and cars that look like they are straight out of your favourite 1950s movie, it’s an experience like no other. Havana is a city that’s raining with charm and if you haven’t been, it’s a must go to city. While in Havana, you can experience a lot of different urban adventures and a mix of relaxation, especially if you are staying in the city at the appropriate hotel. Enter The Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel in Havana With the beautiful mix[Read More]

Grand Touring Back To Quebec City In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Where we left off we were flown to Quebec City by Lincoln to test drive the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, a new 7-seater luxury SUV, that is the first of it’s kind. Related: Starting Out Our Quebec Journey In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator First, we drove out of Quebec City and over to Charlevoix. Then while in Charlevoix, we continued on up the St Lawrence River to a VIP whale watching experience. Related: Dry Land In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator To VIP Whale Watching In Charlevoix Continuing the story, it’s day three of our adventure and we have a quick breakfast[Read More]

Dry Land In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator To VIP Whale Watching In Charlevoix

To recap from our last story, we were flown out by Lincoln Motor Company to Quebec City to test drive the brand new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. Read The First Part: Starting Out Our Quebec Journey In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator The story continues the next morning at the beautiful Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu that is more castle than a hotel. After an early morning exploring the grounds, we saw the cars, frosted as I could see my breath for the first time in 8 months. The cold was sharper than I remembered but I knew it was a fresh start[Read More]

Starting Out Our Quebec Journey In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator

When I was asked to test drive the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, I was excited. Now, when I was asked to test drive the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator in Quebec City, I was ecstatic! First off, how beautiful is Quebec City? It’s one of my favourite cities in Canada for too many reasons to count. So, the opportunity to head over there, I cleared my calendar, made the arrangements and I took off to Quebec City. After leaving the airport, the group that I met up with there were shuttled to the iconic Fairmont Château Frontenac, more on that on[Read More]

Viña Casablanca Wine Plays Nice With Parties Of All Sizes

If you are looking for a weeknight wine to pair with dinner, something to bring over to a friend’s place or a gift for the holidays, Viña Casablanca makes great, well-rounded wines. Enter The Wines of Viña Casablanca Viña Casablanca comes from Chile and named after a nearby Appalachian of the same name. It was one of the first winemakers in the region and with the expertise from their winemakers, quickly became the next stop to make wine in Chile. The grapes are handpicked and 50-60% of the wine is spent between 6 to 8 months in French oak barrels[Read More]

Martell Blue Swift Brings A Beautifully Complex Warmth To My Heart

What keeps me warm on a winter’s night? A glass of Martell Blue Swift The creation of the Martell brand goes back 300 years. A heritage that is two times the age of the independence of Canada. Martell is the oldest of the great Cognac houses passed down throughout the Martell family. With a rich history comes the luxury of time, time to experiment, time to get the recipe right. Time to see how the grapes age, how they behave when they percolate in the barrels and how everything distills and steeps together to make the consistent, strong flavour of[Read More]

Chile’s Viña Tarapacá Has Two Deep Red Wines Perfect For A Dinner Party

Good dinner parties are the best, aren’t they? They give you a chance to socialize, relax, and spend time conversing and catching up with loved ones, people in the business or friends you haven’t seen in a while. I enjoy every time iYellow Living has a dinner party because they are beautiful hosts of an evening to remember, with beautiful wines from different countries providing the foundation for the evening. This wine, in particular, Viña Tarapacá, is a Chilean winemaker that has brought two new reds to the table. Two Gran Reserva red wines to be exact. One is a[Read More]

Moët & Chandon Celebrates 150 Years

There is nothing quite like enjoying a night of celebration with some champagne, especially with Moët & Chandon. That being said, champagne is the main ingredient in an elevated celebration. But, what happens when the champagne brand celebrates a big milestone? They must do something big. To celebrate 150 years in crafting one of the best party additions, Moët & Chandon has come out with a special, limited-edition bottle of their new Impérial Brut. Enter Moët & Chandon’s 150th Anniversary Impérial Brut The design of the bottle has been changed to display a lovely ribbon that wraps around the body[Read More]

Carving A Ford Edge ST Around Cayuga Speedway

Driving a Ford Edge ST is a fun experience, but driving the Ford Edge ST around Cayuga Speedway in Cayuga, ON, is a whole different experience. You are probably used to getting into the car, strapping on a seat belt, hitting the road and going about your day. When you head to Cayuga, you are starting off the day with a racing helmet on. As soon as you put on the helmet, it becomes all business. It’s very seldom that you can enjoy an SUV to the fullest. Some take their SUV offroad, but I prefer taking it on the[Read More]

Raising A Gin & Tonic To Celebrating Hayman’s Long-Standing History Of Crafting Gin

How do you take your gin? I had the pleasure of celebrating the long, extended heritage of Hayman’s Gin at Oretta in Toronto, ON. It was an event that showcased the fascinating history of the famous gin brand and is a direct throughline to the origins of gin in London, UK, especially dry gin. Enter Hayman’s Gin of London Hayman’s Gin is currently the only gin being distilled in London, UK. Hayman’s Gin has been around since 1863 and they mentioned that if the original founders came through their location, they would mention that the London Dry Gin would have[Read More]