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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Beer Store Blues

      Our fair province of Alberta is the envy of the nation when it comes to the availability of crafty beers. Seasoned boozers may recall the...

    • Township 24

      Faithful readers may recall me waxing poetic about Chestermere’s own Township 24 Brewing, located at 100 Rainbow Road, right beside the dental office. Township 24...

    • It’s A Dog’s Life in Boston

      Faithful readers may have recall that the three largest brewers in Canada are all owned by foreign conglomerates, as the drinks industry continues consolidating towards...

    • 23 Years of Wild Rose Beers

      Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery has made frequent appearances in this column over the years, all the way back to the dawn of the new millennium....

    • Mayday! Mayday!

      May is a wild and crazy month for the tipplers of the world, and I have been making the most of it. In local news,...

    • Sipping Santorini

      The Greek empire of antiquity helped to spread viticulture across the known world, to the neighbouring Romans, and as far away as Persia. Winemaking in...

    • Tinned Wine

      I was picking up some liquid libations for a garden party on the weekend, and the friendly neighbourhood booze merchant had a large display of...

    • Men Are From Mars(anne)

      I was hosting a dinner party for our usual bunch  last week, and was searching the cellar for a nice white wine to pair with...

    • 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...

    • Three Card Monte

      Art, architecture, food, and wine. What’s not to love about Italy? From time immemorial, Italy has been spreading its culture across the world, dating back...