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  • All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Better Red Than Dead

      This pandemic may be the death of me.  Not because of any worries of infection, as I have been safely ensconced at home since March,...

    • International Beer Day

      Well, this summer has been a bust.  Here we are staring down the barrel of the Labour Day weekend, back to school, and fall is...

    • Gargle The Garganega

      It seems like a lifetime ago, but in truth it was just a few months before these pandemic times we find ourselves enduring, with no...

    • Barbaresco To Go

      I have still not worked up the courage for indoor dining at restaurants, but I have been keeping the COVID-19 blues at bay with regular...

    • Put On The Red Light

      Sting & The Police crooned eloquently in 1978 about falling in love with Roxanne, a lady working in the red light district of Paris.  I...

    • Drawing a Blanc

      The hot weather last week had me switching from red wines to chilled whites, kept in an ice bucket next to my patio chair so...

    • T-Bagging

      Long time readers may recall me waxing poetic about the Reinheitsgebot, also known as the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516, which decreed water, barley,...

    • End Of A Dry Century

      Faithful readers may recall that I have often waxed poetic about the various failed attempts throughout North America to ban the demon liquor.  Our Yankee...

    • Wings and Beer

      As the global pandemic stretches into its fourth month, I have been cooped up in my home office, toiling away in isolation, without the friendly...

    • BC Bourbon

      Every country has their own style of whisk(e)y.  Scotland has their single malts.  Ireland triple-distills in column stills.  Canada makes whisky from rye grains, and...