Wines of the Week: Bench 1775 & Joel Delaunay

Wines of the Week: Bench 1775 & Joel Delaunay

Bench 1775 Malbec, Okanagan Valley, BC Yes – you read that right! Malbec from the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley! And it’s a fruity beauty (try saying that after a couple of glasses). It’s no wallflower at 14.7% ABV but as a tribute to the winemaking...
Cocktail Corner: Five Ingredient Spirit Specialties

Cocktail Corner: Five Ingredient Spirit Specialties

When we’re making cocktails at home, we’re always looking for creative and delicious recipes, but ones that are relatively simple without too many hard to find ingredients. As we’re all about ‘5’ this month, we asked two Alberta mixologists for recipes that involved...
Eats of the Week: Cactus Club, Tango & Pizza Brew

Eats of the Week: Cactus Club, Tango & Pizza Brew

Cactus Club Café Definitely worth mentioning again – we just love the Tuna Stack at Cactus Club! The Albacore tuna and avocado are meltingly soft, and perfect partners for the umami flavour of sesame as well as a great foil to the citrus tamari vinaigrette. The crispy...
11 New Alberta Food Spots and Events

11 New Alberta Food Spots and Events

World Fair Trade Day A cause close to our hearts, Calgary’s first World Fair Trade Day festival is taking place at Eau Claire Market, May 13, 10-4 pm. There are fairtrade vendors, store specials, fairtrade roses for Mother’s Day, day-long entertainment, giveaways,...
Letter from the editor: Celebrating five years running

Letter from the editor: Celebrating five years running

It’s our fifth anniversary – and this is my 51st letter to you! Gosh, when I think back to November 2011 when we started our journey, and to May 2012 when our first issue came out, just how far we’ve come, how much we’ve learned, and how much we’ve grown in the last...

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