Drinker, heal thyself
Drinking's good for you - at least it can be. Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks From Yesterday And Today ($23.99, Fair Winds) by Warren Bobrow explores 75 boozy remedies new and old to cure all your aches, sniffles and woes. Great for home bartenders and history geeks with a short attention span.
Drink up Ontario's nectar during the Niagara Icewine Festival, running Friday (January 10) to January 26 (niagarawinefestival.com). Attend the Icewine Gala, sign up for wine and cheese seminars or grab a discovery pass online ($40) to sample wines with pairings from participating wineries including Trius, Pilliteri, Reif, Inniskillin and the Ice House.