Open That Bottle: Roger Mooking

Open That Bottle: Roger Mooking

“You know when you ask little kids, what do you want to be when you grow up? My aunt did that when I was three years old, and without blinking I said, “I’m going to be a chef,” laughs Roger Mooking. In 1979, the Mooking family left their native Trinidad for a new life...
Celebrating Canada’s Brewing Culture

Celebrating Canada’s Brewing Culture

One might say craft beer is really taking off these days — but that would be a massive understatement. Alberta alone has more than 50 breweries slated to open within the next 18 months, and that doesn’t count those already open. This is truly exciting, though it is...
Canadian Wine: Raising A Glass To Canadian Terroir

Canadian Wine: Raising A Glass To Canadian Terroir

It wasn’t all that long ago when Canadian wine actually wasn’t very good. Now I can hear indignation, but for a long time — even before Canada was Canada — there’s been winemaking on these shores. From the Nordic legacy when “Vineland” was colonized by Nordic...
Culinary Road Trips: Southern Alberta

Culinary Road Trips: Southern Alberta

Now that summer is upon us, our minds turn to fresh air, sunshine and perhaps a road trip or two – especially to towns within easy reach if you have kids or visitors. Alberta has excellent pit stops – or make them your destination!   Drumheller Better known...
Wines of Summer: 11 Rosés to Try

Wines of Summer: 11 Rosés to Try

It’s a shame that some wines just can’t shake a reputation. Take rosé for example – these wines really hit mainstream when white zinfandel captured imaginations and palates in the 1980’s. Sweet or off-dry if you are being generous, the wine was anything but serious,...

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