Alberta’s fruit wine industry is small, but growing.
by Culinaire Magazine
Typically, this is a category dominated by the masters in Alsace, but 2016 saw a bit of an upset with examples from Canada and Italy taki
Grenache, or garnacha, is an often overlooked gem, despite the fact it is one of the most planted red grapes around the world.
Hailing from any wine-region and made from varying amounts of the classic Bordeaux varieties of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet fran
Italian reds to me always have a certain “Italian line” through the center of them.
It is no wonder that malbec is one of the top selling varietals in our province. Typically, with silky tannins over a velvety and p
When a certain movie came out a few years back blasting the noble grape varietal merlot, I groaned heavily.
Pinot noir has for the past decade, been the choice grape of almost anyone out there who routinely drinks red wine. Its penchant fo
Oh what a treat this category was!
We couldn’t run this competition without the very best in judges.
The American Whisky category is one that is steadily growing and perhaps even catching up to the ever popular rum. These spirits ar
It turns out the eastern slopes and foothills of the Rockies provide the perfect playground for bees.
Rum is one of those spirits that can be enjoyed year-round. Some can be subtle and delicate. Others may be robust, spicy and aromatic.
The world of Scotch is as vast as it is divisive.
Tequila is a spirit that has fought hard for its new reputation.
This might seem a bit of an “odd duck” category, but what we had was several spirits that normally see wood aging (but didn’t) emerge thr
Wheat beers are quite an interesting category, mostly because of the different styles of them based on the breweries preference and where
Ciders have been gaining popularity in Alberta and with good reason.
There are few beer styles that invoke thoughts of hot summer days on a patio quite like fruit beers.