Do You Need To Be A Beer Judge To Judge Beer? #BrewedAwakening

Over the next two days I’m helping judge the Down East Brewing Awards, a competition held in advance of the…

February 16th, 2018 / 2

Sparkling from Franciacorta is punching above its weight class

People are drinking more sparkling wine. In Ontario, demand for sparkling wine grew over 14 percent in the last year….

February 15th, 2018 / 6

food city – Edmonton: a community of foodies

When you think of Edmonton, what springs to mind? Perhaps you picture the Oilers logo and hear the faint twang…

February 13th, 2018 / 5

Malty Beer is Making a Comeback #BrewedAwakening

I’ve been lobbying hard in recent years for breweries (and consumers) to remember that the main ingredient in beer is…

February 9th, 2018 / 5

food city – Saskatoon: innovative food in the prairies

Farming, flat, potash and prosperity — according to a survey completed in 2015 by Insightrix Research Inc, these are just…

February 8th, 2018 / 6

12 Nova Scotia wineries launch their 2016 Tidal Bay Appellation wines

Jonathan Rodwell, winemaker at Jost Vineyards and Mercator Vineyards In May 2017, 12 Nova Scotia wineries jointly launched their 2016…

February 7th, 2018 / 4

British Columbia’s emergence is a sign of a maturing & healthy wine industry

Despite the relative youth of British Columbia’s wine industry, it is no longer accurate to refer to regions such as…

February 5th, 2018 / 5

Love Them Or Not, Juicy IPAs Are Hot #BrewedAwakening

When I first started writing about beer in the early 90s there were practically no IPAs, and fruity hops were…

February 1st, 2018 / 3

Remembering The Wine Cop

Alex Eberspaecher, my friend and fellow wine scribe, passed away in May. He was known as “the Wine Cop.” I…

February 1st, 2018 / 5
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