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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Rockin’ Rioja

      February is Rioja month in Alberta.  Yes, the whole month.  If living in a world where a wine region can claim their own month is...

    • Do the DEW

      Saint Patrick’s Day is only a month away, which means the time to start preparing is now!  Rather than suffer through another crowded pub filled...

    • New Beer For The New Year

      The first month of the year is generally a write-off, with bleak and miserable weather, credit card bills from the holiday season finally arriving and...

    • Cabin Fever

      The holiday season is now but a dim and fading memory, as the bleak months of January and February lie stretched out before us, mocking...

    • Etruscan Excellence

      We owe a lot to the ancient Etruscan civilization, a wealthy and powerful nation-state that existed from 900BCE to 100BCE.  The Etruscans were eventually assimilated...

    • Spirits of Japan

      Japan is home to one of the ancient civilizations of the world, and like any of the great empires of history, has a long relationship...

    • Patagonia Pinot

      While browsing the aisles of my local bottle shop last week, I came across an unfamiliar selection of Pinot Noir from Argentina. Experienced boozers in...

    • Joie To The World

      Long timel readers may recall that I make an annual pilgrimage to the Okanagan Valley of BC to sip my way through the tasting rooms...

    • Radical Retsina

      The Greeks have a long and storied history with wine. While there is archeological evidence of other countries cultivating grapes into various states of fermentation...

    • Barbera-ians At The Gate

      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...