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Heading Back to AlBEERta

I seriously can’t keep track of all the new breweries opening in our fair province. It seems like every week there’s a new brewer coming out of the woodwork to show off its wares. I love the rate in which … Continue reading

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Once More Unto the Bottle, Dear Gin Fiends, Once More

Or: Gin, the Ruin of Many a Mother By Hunter With the completion of another gin lecture, I realize I have reached the threshold of counting gin classes hosted on ten fingers. Though this may be a melancholy realization as … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for October 2017

The weather is slowly turning as we are into fall full-time and even seeing some part-time winter creep in as well. As is always the case, there is no better time for cask strength whisky – and the Scotch Malt … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for September

Here are the bottle selections for September’s Wine Gift Club: Mayu Carmenere Gran Reserva 2014 Chile - Elqui Valley – Red Originally from France’s Medoc region, Carmenere has become Chile’s flagship red wine grape. MAYU Carménère Gran Reserva, made from 100% … Continue reading

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A spirit worth drinking? Or the Eudaimonia of Spirits with Hunter

By Hunter Over the last seven years of my spirit enthusiasm, I have been a devout follower of the whisky market. The choice to be a whisky enthusiast was not one of happenstance. Quite the opposite: it was a conscious … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for September 2017

September is here and for many that will mean the end of summer. Holiday time is finished, the kids are back in school and we could all use a drink. But then again, when couldn’t we use a drink? Something cask … Continue reading

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New beers for early September

Brace yourselves, we’ve got a whole slew of new beers for you all. I’ve been carefully compiling this shelf full of tasty brews and I’m ready to unleash them onto the unsuspecting public. From big IIPAs to crazy funky sours, … Continue reading

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Out of Their Comfort Zones with Abigail

Like any agricultural practice, not every crop can grow everywhere. Some are better suited to the brisk, damn weather along the Atlantic Coast, whilst others are better suited for the dry, desert-like conditions of the Mediterranean. Grapes and viticulture are … Continue reading

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Arran Cask Launch Tasting with Evan

Arran distillery is relatively young by Scottish standards. This usually the first thing I say to people who have not yet heard of the distillery or their bottles of Scotch. And it is true. Having started production in 1995 this … Continue reading

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Tightwad: Summer Savers with Davis

Whether you’ve been affected by the current state of the Albertan economy, or are just a fan of a good deal this was the tasting for you! While it would be nice to drink Chateau Margaux and Petrus every day, … Continue reading

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