LCBO Food & Drink Spring 2022


Wonder women

Given the names on so many labels, it’s easy to get the impression that men have traditionally made all the beer, wine and whisky. History tells another story, though, one of hidden figures in beverage alcohol: the women who invented beer, developed the sparkling wine industry and operated the early farmhouse stills. Today, a generation of women beverage alcohol mak- ers are reprising these roles and, in the process, helping to redefine the drinks industry. In much the same way, women chefs are engaged in what you could call a mass restaurant takeover, as they take charge at the pass. On these pages, we’ve teamed up female chefs and drinks makers to create some fabulous pairings that just happen to be ideal for spring.

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating a few of the many women makers who are leaving their mark on the bottles, growlers and cans of Ontario beverages. Raise a glass while you enjoy perfectly paired dishes created by local women chefs.

By Christine Sismondo | Photography by rob fiocca



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