All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Show Me Some Shōchū

      Your humble narrator was visiting a new sushi restaurant last week, along with my usual group of ne’er-do-well drinking companions, when our server suggested a...

    • International Whisk(e)y Day

      This past March 27 was a day filled with both solemnity and mirth, as well as no small amount of whisky. For those not in...

    • Syrah vs Shiraz

      Your intrepid liquor reporter was at one of those hoity-toity wine tasting events recently, and had the opportunity to compare French Syrah to Australian Shiraz....

    • Alberta Beer

      We are living the land of plenty. Plenty of beer, that is. Yes, gentle reader, our beloved province is now home to more than 60...

    • Mexican Wine

      Your intrepid liquor reporter was at a hoity-toity wine tasting event last week, and tasted his very first Mexican wines. Yes, gentle reader, you may...

    • Tannins & Oak

      Wine has a pretty short list of ingredients. With only grape juice and yeast to work with, the hardworking winemakers of the world somehow manage...

    • Bitter and Twisted

      The tippling world is awash in a cocktail renaissance, with fancy cocktail bars springing up left and right, usually staffed by bearded bartenders that would...

    • The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Irish Whiskey

      Ireland is currently in the throes of a second whiskey renaissance, and your intrepid liquor reporter is doing his part down at the local watering...

    • Chilean Wildfires and Wine

      Your humble narrator recently attended a fundraiser hosted by the Chilean Canadian Community Association in Calgary, in support of the terrible wildfires burning in Chile....

    • Long Live Lagavulin

      Your intrepid liquor reporter was browsing the shelves at my friendly neighbourhood booze merchant, when a particular bottle of whisky caught my eye. I was...