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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • 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...

    • 99 Troubles But A Monk Ain’t One

      Spring has arrived in our fair province, and I have already enjoyed patio libations on a sunny weekend. The end of winter can mean many...

    • Bow River Flow

      Chestermere and the Bow River have a long history.  Way back in the 1880s, the Canadian Pacific Railway wanted to irrigate the land between Calgary...

    • Irish Ales Are Smiling

      Another St. Paddy’s Day has passed us by. The local drinking establishments saw the annual surge of drunken revellers dressed as leprechauns, and green beer...

    • Stout Season

      The month of March supposedly contains the first day of spring, but you would never know it from the weather outside. This is the time...

    • Gose Riders in the Sky

      What a time to be alive.  I recall the bleak days when Alberta craft breweries could be counted on the fingers of one hand, when...

    • Prince of Pinot

      Faithful readers will recall that my favourite Canadian wine region is the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, prized for its big and bold red wines,...

    • 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...