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    All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • 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...

    • Brother Can You Spare A Wine?

      Brothers can get a lot done when they work together. Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome. Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the airplane....

    • Viva Valpolicella

      In the days of my callow youth, there were many glasses of plonk table wine consumed without a second thought, as Alberta was adrift in...

    • Plank Pose & Pints

      The annual drunken bacchanalia of St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone for another year. I can only dimly recall how the days of my...

    • Franc-ly My Dear…

      It’s time to have a franc discussion. That’s right, I am going to be franc with you. I was spelunking through a dusty and forgotten...