Tag - Food & Drink

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Bubble Trouble

After a long winter of lockdowns, summer is a time of garden parties, wedding dinners, graduations, and other special occasions that call for sparkling wines...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Day For Chardonnay

After a long winter spent in hermitlike isolation, I have been making up for lost time by accepting all invitations for in-person patio tipples with the crowd...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Bottle Shock

This month marks the 46th anniversary of the famed Judgement of Paris, when a group of bell-bottom wearing winemakers from Bordeaux held a blind tasting of...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Vivá Vermouth

While restocking the basement liquor supply in preparation for a potential quarantine during the sixth wave, I found that I was entirely out of Vermouth...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Viva Viognier

Worried about being stuck in isolation during the growing sixth wave, I made a trip to the No Frills on Rainbow Road to stock up the wine cellar, where I...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Men Are From Marz-en

As the month of March gave way to the warmer days of April, I enjoyed the last few cans of Märzenbier that I was hoarding in the cellar.  For those in the...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Tannat I Celebrate My Love For Vino

With global supply chains in chaos, and the impending sixth wave soon to ramp up, I decided to stock up the dwindling stores in my windowless wine cellar, for...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Que Syrah Syrah

As we near the relaxation of pandemic restrictions in Alberta, my thoughts turn to in-person meetups with my regular tippling crowd, instead of the weekly Zoom...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Fun With Furmint

One of my regular drinking companions grew up in the former Eastern Bloc, coming of age in the final days of the Cold War, when booze from decadent capitalist...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

High Time for Haggis

I had high hopes for 2022, but they have already been dashed, thanks to the extra-contagious fifth wave.  All my revelry has been solitary, locked away in...

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