Monday, September 25, 2017


GFWE is recognized as one of the most influential annual events in Canada

TORONTO, Ont. (September 22, 2017) — BizBash, the premier resource for event and meeting professionals in North America, has announced that The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo has been recognized on its annual list of Top 100 Events in Canada, for the second consecutive year. These influential events continually challenge the norm, push limits to evolve, and engage their audiences in an effective and meaningful way.

The Expo, Canada’s biggest food and drink event, is back for its 23rd year, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 16-19, 2017. Guests are invited to sip and savour through international gourmet cuisine, exotic delicacies, incredible wines, cutting edge cocktails, stunning craft beers and more, as the Six comes alive for four glorious days.

“People today value experiences over things, and the Top 100 Events are events anyone would want to go to,” said Beth Kormanik, BizBash editor in chief. “They represent the best of live events and provide attendees and sponsors ideal environments to gather to exchange ideas, network, and have fun.”

“Our Expo provides the perfect opportunity to explore and discover what’s new in the wine, spirits, beer and culinary delights,” says Melanie Klie, Sales and Event Manager of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. “We’re very honoured for this recognition and excited to continue bringing the best in gourmet food and wine and satisfying every unique palate that walks through our doors.”

The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo and the rest of the Top 100 Events in Canada can be found at

BizBash editor in chief Beth Kormanik is available for additional comments. Photos are available upon request.
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The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo takes place November 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. For more information, please visit Stay up to date by following on Twitter and Facebook.
Thursday, November 16, 6pm-10pm (VIP Preview Evening & PRIDE Night Social)
Friday, November 17, 2pm-10pm
Saturday, November 18, 12pm-10pm
Sunday, November 19, 12pm-6pm  (Mott’s Best Caesar in Town National Finals)

Admission is restricted to guests who are 19+, with valid photo I.D. No infants or children permitted.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The limited release features Lot No. 40 12 Year Old Cask Strength, Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity 17 Year Old Three Grain, J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old, and Pike Creek 21 Year Old

- Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. is thrilled to introduce the first annual Northern Border Collection Rare Release, a hand-picked selection from Canada's rarest casks. The range consists of Pike Creek 21 Year Old, 12 Year Old Cask Strength Lot No.40, Gooderham & Worts 'Little Trinity' 17 Year Old Three Grain and J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old. 
The limited release will be available in Canadian stores starting in October. It is highly possible that this is the finest range of Canadian Whisky ever released. 

The highly-anticipated collection is designed to showcase Canadian whisky and to underline Corby's commitment in driving the reappraisal of Canada's national spirit. The Northern Border Collection (Pike Creek 10 Year Old, Lot 40 100% Rye, Gooderham & Worts Four Grain and JP Wiser's 18 Year Old) has already proven it belongs on the world stage by taking home numerous prestigious awards over the last five years and continuing to be Unapologetically Canadian at its heart.
To compliment the Northern Border collection, ultra-rare expressions will be released in the fall. "This is an extraordinary line up of Canadian Whisky and should be part of any whisky collection," says Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender.

Dr. Don Livermore describes the Northern Border Collection Rare Release selection:
Lot No. 40 Cask Strength is a 12 year old, 100% rye whisky right from the cask. It sits at 55.0% abv, which emphasizes the spicy rye notes and complimenting new white oak. 750ml bottle priced at $69.95.
Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity is a 17 year old whisky which is a blend of three grains – corn, rye, and wheat. A nice sipping whisky where each grain will linger across the palate delivering a pleasant finish. This whisky celebrates the story of Little Trinity Church, a church that William Gooderham established in 1842 for his mill and distillery employees who couldn't afford the high pew fees in the area. 750ml bottle priced at $79.95
Pike Creek 21 Year Old is a unique offering in the Canadian Whisky category where it is finished in a Speyside Malt cask. This rare release demonstrates how whiskies from Scotland and Canada can complement one another to give a smooth and round sipping whisky. 750ml bottle priced at $89.95.
J.P. Wiser's 35 Year Old is one of the oldest Canadian Whiskies ever produced. It represents a traditional blended rye whisky that has experienced the harsh Canadian winters and warm summers over 35 years in our ageing warehouse." 750ml bottle priced at $164.95.
About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer, marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies, as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® liqueurs, in addition to the recently acquired Ungava® Premium Canadian gin, Cabot Trail® maple-based liqueurs and Chic Choc® Spiced rum. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, Graffigna® and Kenwood® wines. In 2017, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the sixth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto'sTop 100 Employers. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedInTwitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).
SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Gluten Free Bar (GFB) Expands Product Lineup With Introduction Of New, Grab-And-Go Bites

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gluten Free Bar (GFB), a leading brand for fun and flavorful gluten-free snacks, is paving the way in the growing gluten-free "cluster" category with its new line of GFB Bites. Available in six different flavors, including Dark Chocolate Coconut, Coconut Cashew Crunch, Chocolate Cherry Almond, PB+J, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, the Bites are available on shelves at club, grocery, mass merchandise, natural foods and supermarket stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $4.99 to 5.99 per bag.

Each bite-sized treat is non-GMO Project® Certified, Certified Vegan, soy-free, dairy-free and Certified Gluten-Free. What really sets GFB Bites apart in a crowded functional food category is taste; the Bites balance just the right amount of soft and chewy texture with crunch and flavors that make them a completely unique snacking experience. Without compromising on ingredients or honest nutrition, the protein-packed Bites were developed with meaningful flavors, such as tart cherry, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, sun-sweetened fruit, and various nuts that provide flavor depth and protein function. 
"We're two brothers who get along well with each other, but not with gluten," said Elliot Rader, Co-Founder and Partner at GFB. "Our goal is to create fun and flavorful gluten-free snacks for everyone – after all, eating is something we do each day so let's enjoy it. The development of Bites has been an exciting transition into the cluster category. We basically combined the nutrition of a protein bar with the decadence of a truffle. No other cluster in the category does this and we're excited to share the Bites with our customers."
As pioneers in the gluten-free cluster category, GFB has created a product perfect for all snacking occasions: fun family road trips, a quick and delicious breakfast with your morning coffee at work, and much more. GFB Bites can be found at leading regional stores, top national stores, and popular health food stores.
GFB, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a Certified B Corporation dedicated to producing products in a sustainable, earth-friendly manner. Along with their new line of Bites, the Company continues to produce their original product the Gluten Free Bar.

The Gluten Free Bar (GFB) Established in 2010, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Gluten Free Bar (GFB) is a leading brand for fun and flavorful gluten-free snacks in the United States and Europe. The company offers health conscious consumers delicious snack varieties that are non-GMO, Certified Vegan, soy-free, dairy-free and Certified Gluten-Free. The Certified B Corporation is known for its sustainable, earth-friendly manner of production. For more information about GFB, please visit

Monday, September 11, 2017


  • Mosquito repellent – Get rid of the annoying mosquitos by applying the ointment on the skin and clothes.
  • Acne – If you are dealing with acne just apply little bit of the cream on the acne, couple of times a day. The cream will dry out the acne and the skin will become more soothed.
  • Sinus headaches – Apply the ointment under the nostrils and inhale. The smell of menthol will efficiently calm the pain in no time.
  • Get rid of bruises – Mix a pinch of salt and little bit of Vicks Vaporub. Apply the mixed ingredients on the bruise and quickly it will disappear.
  • Insects repellent – Apply some of the cream on the elbows, behind the ears, inner knees and neck to keep the insects away. To get rid of flies just open a Vicks VapoRub
  • Skin moisturizer – Vicks VapoRub is amazing for dry skin. Just rub some of the cream on the affected area and the results will be amazing.
  • Alleviate sore muscles – Massage the affected area with little bit of the cream to alleviate the soreness. After massaging the muscles cover them with dry and slightly warm towel or cloth. Lift the leg up until you feel better. Repeat the method 3 times daily.
  • Tennis elbow – The 2 compounds of the Vicks VapoRub, camphor and menthol, will eliminate the pain caused by tennis elbow. Apply the cream until you feel better and the pain is gone.
  • Cracked heels – Apply little bit of Vicks VapoRub on the cracked skin on the feet or heels and put socks on. Sleep with the socks on and wash the feet with some warm water the next morning. The skin will be softened and then you can exfoliate it with pumice stone.
  • Stretch marks – You can reduce the visibility of the stretch marks by applying some Vicks VapoRub on the skin.
  • Toenail and fingernail fungus – Apply the cream on the affected area 2 times every day. After applying the cream put socks on. You also need to trim the nails as much as you can until the infection is completely removed.
  • Stop the cat’s scratching – In order to stop your cat from scratching, apply little bit of the cream on the doors, walls and windows.
  • Eliminate eczema – Use this cream to reduce the itchiness and inflammation of eczema.
  • Symptoms of cough and congestion – Rub little bit of the ointment on the chest and the throat to relieve the congestion and cough.
  • Stop your pet’s peeing – Place open Vicks VapoRub bottle in the areas of the house where your pet usually pees.
  • Speed up the healing process of cuts and even splinters – In order to prevent infections and to speed up the process of healing apply some of the ointment on the cut or splinter.
  • Athlete’s feet – For treatment of Athlete’s feet apply the cream 2 times a day.
  • Racehorses – A lot of professional horse racers apply the cream under the horse`s nostrils to keep them focused on the race and not being distracted by the odor of the other horses especially the female horses.
  • Remove warts – Rub some of the cream on the wart 2 times a day covering it with gauze. In just couple of days you will feel much better. Repeat the method for 2 weeks or until the wart is completely gone.
  • Eliminate ear pain – Put some of the Vicks VapoRub on a little piece of cotton and place the cotton in the ear. Immediately you will feel better. Also you can warm up 1 garlic clove for 10 seconds using the microwave and put little bit of ointment on the garlic clove and place it in the painful ear.
  • Fat burning cream – Vicks VapoRub is very effective for reducing localized fat on the body. This cream stimulates the far burning process in the specific area like abdomen or legs. It helps in the process of destroying the cellulite and fat cells and making the skin very firm. Make the fat burning cream by mixing Vicks VapoRub, backing soda, little bit of alcohol and camphor. Apply the mixture on the area and cover it with some black plastic.

Monday, September 4, 2017

TDSB will continue to block WiFi access to Snapchat, Netflix, and Instagram

The Toronto District School Board will continue to block WiFi access to Snapchat, Netflix, and Instagram for the entire school year.
The board said it made the decision so that WiFi could be used for other things.
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