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  • All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • 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...

    • 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,...