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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Spirits of Italy

      I was enjoying an evening at a fancy Italian restaurant with a large group last week, and I noticed several people ordering spirits instead of...

    • Brother Can You Spare A Wine?

      Brothers can get a lot done when they work together. Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome. Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the airplane....

    • Viva Valpolicella

      In the days of my callow youth, there were many glasses of plonk table wine consumed without a second thought, as Alberta was adrift in...

    • Plank Pose & Pints

      The annual drunken bacchanalia of St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone for another year. I can only dimly recall how the days of my...

    • Franc-ly My Dear…

      It’s time to have a franc discussion. That’s right, I am going to be franc with you. I was spelunking through a dusty and forgotten...

    • Wines of South Africa

      To broaden my boozing horizons, I have participated in several of those wine of the month clubs over the years, with usually one or two...

    • Chinese Wine

      As one of the most ancient civilizations of the world, China has enjoyed a long and prosperous love affair with booze. The first evidence of...

    • Batty for Baco

      We may not be able to decide if pipelines are good or bad. We may not be able to decide if the Flames or the...

    • Tainted Love

      Wines have been sealed with cork for centuries, and cork taint has been a problem for most of that time. If you have ever popped...

    • Bye Bye Bacardi

      Bottles of Bacardi can be found across our great nation, from the hipster bars serving $17 craft cocktails, to the neighbourhood pub where everybody knows...