Six B.C. Reds: Canada Day!

Six B.C. Reds: Canada Day!

Following up on our recommendations for B.C. whites, we thought since Canada Day is coming up we might as well include some reds, too! Here are six of our favourites we’ll be sipping for Canada’s 150. JoieFARM 2014 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, British...
Six B.C. Whites: Because it’s nice outside!

Six B.C. Whites: Because it’s nice outside!

Let’s face it, summer doesn’t last long here in Calgary. The days may be hot, but once the sun goes down the evenings can still get chilly. It’s always a good idea to make hay while the sun is shining, and I highly encourage you to relax on a deck or patio with...
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...

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