by Culinaire Magazine
When we launched the Alberta Beverage Awards in 2013, we wanted to celebrate the widest beverage selection in Canada.
Of the flights worked through at this year’s awards, not one was more consistent with wines of high quality than that of the noble cabern
This year, more than most, we had great parity in the chardonnay category. Overwhelmingly new world offerings were the order of the day.
Alberta’s fruit wine industry is small, but growing.
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
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.
Moscato for some is a bit of a guilty pleasure, most examples have more than a little residual sweetness and might be a little on the “fl
Pinot gris is an aromatic, cool climate grape grown in Italy, Austria, eastern Europe, Germany, France, USA and Canada.
Pinot noir has for the past decade, been the choice grape of almost anyone out there who routinely drinks red wine. Its penchant fo
No longer just destined for a rye and coke or rye and ginger-rye whisky can easily and often does replace bourbon in cocktails or scotch
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.
With the increase in the number of breweries worldwide, it follows there comes a greater variety of beer.
About 15 years ago in Alberta, if you wanted to drink gluten-free beer you had exactly one choice.