Kate Dingwall

Food, wine, and spirits writer. Wine person. 
I was born in Canada (eh), schooled in Georgia (y'all), and spent a large chunk of my adult life in Brooklyn. I'm currently living in Toronto with my black cat. 
I'm a food and beverage business contributor at Forbes.com, the drinks writer at Toronto Life, a columnist at The Whiskey Wash, and a regular contributor to MAXIM, Liquor.com, and The Spruce.
My work also regularly appears in Elle CA, The Spruce, Liquor.com, Toronto Life (print + online), Eater, MAXIM Canada's 100 Best Restaurants (print + online), Porter Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Foodism (print + online), VinePair, DuJour, CultureTrip and The Bourbon Review (print). I started my career as an editor at FLARE Magazine. A few years back, I finished my Masters of Brand Management program with a thesis on innovation in the American wine world.
I'm working on my WSET III. Full clips can be found below. Recent work on my Muckrack. 

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America's farm distillers are facing new hurdles

2020 is highlighting new wine regions

How the digital world is transforming the wine industry

Inside the shifting plates of fine wine distribution

How can you tell if your tequila has additives?

Wine investing? There's an app for that

Is the automat the future of the restaurant industry?

What will the post-Covid world look like for restaurant workers?

The new guard of spirits marketers are on Instagram

As social distancing continues, drinkers are becoming their own bartenders

Trump's tariff wars are crippling small distillers

Investment app Rally is releasing shares of the world's rarest wines

The three-tier system is crippling America's small distillers. One man is trying to help

Status spirits are outpacing the rest of the industry

Glassware virtuoso Kurt Zalto's next chapter

How the Fat Jewish built a canned wine empire

Non-alcoholic spirits are popping up everywhere. But the category still has some lessons to learn

Nomadica is carving a natural niche in the canned wine category

Big sales, no agave: a look at 2020 in the agave industry

Travis Scott has launched a hard seltzer


Irish whiskey 101

Are we ready for the non-alcoholic beer craze?

How to build out a killer home bar

A guide to American-made amaro

A guide to sustainably-made spirits

Recipes: Spirited halloween cocktails

The best bottles to drink this Thanksgiving

Holiday wines, according to model Grace Mahary

Irish whisky 101

Toronto Life

A can-by-can review of White Claw

Toronto's best pop-up bottle shops (also in print!)

What beers brewers are drinking in isolation

Five DIY cocktails for a stay at home summer

How to make Blais Couturier's aperol spritz

How to make Marta Ess' New Orleans cocktail

Boozy gifts to get you through 2020

Kelsey Ramage: If I hear the word 'pivot' one more time i'm going to scream

Bottle bonanza: meet Toronto's best bottle shops

Toronto's best CafeTO patios


Are pop-ups saving bars?

Best gifts for bourbon lovers

Is the pop up here to stay because it just plain works?

A guide to buying vintage glassware

Supernova Ballroom Review

What's in a martini glass

A guide to whiskey glasses

A guide to hosting thanksgiving

The best gifts for vodka lovers

Best gifts for gin lovers

Bartenders are getting on the hard seltzer bandwagon

Recipe: Ghost Claw

Recipe: Anarchist's Pop Shoppe

How to use high proof spirits in cocktails

Recipe: Woodson & Ford

Recipe: Mai Kinda Gai


Gerard Bertrand makes hedonistic wine

Trash Tiki bringing sustainable spirits to permanent digs

Wine Enthusiast

Everything you need to know about bitters


The best hard seltzers to sip this summer

The best Canadian-made rose

How to get wine delivered to your home

The Spruce

How to buy Champagne glasses

A guide to the best vodka

A guide to the best rum

The best bartending books

A guide to the best gins

The best brandy bottles


A weekend guide to Savannah, Georgia

Room Request! Uniworld's Mekong River Cruise

A weekend guide to Beaufort, South Carolina

A weekend guide to Curacao

Room Request! Halepuna, Hawaii

A weekend guide to Vejer, Spain

The best eco-friendly hotels

Scotland is the luxury trip you'd never expect

The Whiskey Wash

Canada's craft whisky industry is growing up

The Bourbon Review

Cover Story: Fawn Weaver is rewriting history the way it should be told

HERE Magazine

8 Restaurants that flex Chicago's culinary creativity

Tales of the Cocktail

Bootleggers and Bourbon: Then and Now in Savannah's drinking history

Canada's 100 Best Restaurants

Meet Toronto's new fermentation-focused bar

How to travel, ethically

The Jaffa Hotel

What's new in Canada's hotel scene

The Royal Champagne

Culture Trip

Touring Lyon with Daniel Boulud

Diet Ghosts are the Doyennes of Toronto's drag scene

Izumi is reinterpreting Canada's sake scene

Canada's foraged foods are reviving a national identity

A guide to Lyon's architecture history

A deep dive into Lyon's silk making history

48 hours in Cannes

A 24-hour guide to Lyon

Spending a weekend in Prince Edward County

The best restaurants in Lyon

Canada's immigration story, as told through food


Hack the Airplane minibar

The best Bloody Mary recipes

How to drink Cognac like a connoisseur

A gentleman's guide to drinking and appreciating Scotch

A guide to non-alcoholic beers