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  • All posts by Nick Jeffrey

    • Franc and Earnest

      With Alberta doubling its daily COVID infection count from 1000 to 2000 in just a few short weeks, I am continuing my lonesome hermitage at...

    • OK With Beaujolais

      Every day of this accursed pandemic gives me a new reason to drown my sorrows in wine!  Alberta has the dubious honour of being the...

    • Zin Is In

      As we barrel headlong into overwhelming our hard-working health care workers with record-breaking pandemic infections, I have been doing my part by staying safely isolated...

    • I Care For Carménère

      With this accursed pandemic now seeing more than twice the daily infections that locked down the province back in May, I fear that harsher restrictions...

    • Temper Temper Tempranillo

      With the pandemic getting worse every day, I have resigned myself to solo drinking at home, and keep things interesting with one of those wine-a-day...

    • How Merlot Can You Go?

      Thanks to this accursed pandemic, it has been nigh on 8 months now since I visited a wine bar for a night of enjoying different...

    • Carignan My Wayward Son

      My once-robust selection in the basement wine cellar has been dwindling rapidly during these COVID times, with at-home imbibing replacing those many bottles of wine...

    • Canadian Beer Day

      Last week was the 2nd annual Canadian Beer Day.  Maybe this is not quite as auspicious a boozing event as Oktoberfest or Robbie Burns Day,...

    • 35 Years And Counting….

      An auspicious anniversary passed us by last month, nearly unnoticed due to the doom and gloom in the news.  That’s right gentle reader, this year...

    • Common Crown

      Exciting things happened a few weeks back at the Canadian Brewing Awards, which was held virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic. For those...