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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • 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...

    • 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...