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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Wild Rosé Country

      In the days of my squandered youth, I made many regrettable boozing choices.  There was Drummond Draft, Vodka Slimes, Blue Mondays, and many others too...

    • Gin & Juice

      I have been counting down the days on my calendar for months, waiting for that one special day that is like a combined Christmas and...

    • Negronis and Nibbles

      Some people spend the month of June waiting for the lake to get warm enough for a swim, or putter away in the garden whenever...

    • Rural Alberta Advantage

      Long time readers will recall that our fair province is teeming with craft breweries, with new ones opening every week. While breweries have historically been...

    • Local Winners

      Summer is my favourite time of year.  We can drink beer on patios.  We can drink beer out on the dock.  We can drink beer...

    • Origin-al Recipe

      Faithful readers may recall that my weekends are often spent making day trips to the veritable cornucopia of new craft breweries in our fair province,...

    • Coul Your Jets

      As part of my ongoing quest to visit all the new craft breweries popping up in Alberta, I made an overnight trip to Lethbridge this...

    • Roll Out The Barrel

      Oak barrels and booze have a long and intimate relationship. Prior to the 3rd century CE, the storage vessel of choice for storage and transport...

    • Incredible Italians

      In the spirit of research for this weekly column, I subscribe to a few of those wine-of-the-month clubs. I was giddy as a schoolgirl last...

    • 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...