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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Alberta Rum

      Canada is not particularly famous for producing rum, and Alberta even less so.  I’m not even sure that we can lay claim to the Screech...

    • An Apple A Day

      Faithful readers may recall that I try to make an annual pilgrimage to the Okanagan Valley, that heavenly little spot of Canadian wine country that...

    • Heavenly BeereaH

      History buffs may recall that monasteries were some of the first organizations to brew beer on a regular basis. Way back in the Middle Ages,...

    • Never Go Alone

      My great grandpa came to Canada on a boat with a herd of Jersey cows. He paid his way by taking care of the cows...

    • Stampede Beer

      The uncomfortable boots have come off.  The faded blue wranglers that seem to get a bit tighter around the midsection have been returned to the...

    • Sibling Rivalry

      Cleopatra and Ptolemy.  Cain and Abel.  Sherlock and Mycroft.  Ann Landers and Dear Abby.  Bart and Lisa.  History is full of great sibling rivalries. The...

    • Kelowna Wines

      With the trade wars jacking up prices on imported goods, I am again reminded of the wisdom of thinking globally, but drinking locally. Alberta is...

    • Wild Rosé Country

      In the days of my squandered youth, I made many regrettable boozing choices.  There was Drummond Draft, Vodka Slimes, Blue Mondays, and many others too...

    • Gin & Juice

      I have been counting down the days on my calendar for months, waiting for that one special day that is like a combined Christmas and...

    • Negronis and Nibbles

      Some people spend the month of June waiting for the lake to get warm enough for a swim, or putter away in the garden whenever...