Open That Bottle: Bill Robinson

Open That Bottle: Bill Robinson

“People are drinking slightly less beer and spirits, consumption rates are down, but they’re also drinking tastier things. They’re looking for quality over quantity, which is a very healthy choice,” says Bill Robinson, president of Alberta Beer Festivals...
Craft Cider: A Revival…

Craft Cider: A Revival…

by Linda Garson and Tom Firth Now Alberta has become firmly established as an ideal location for breweries and distillers, what’s next for our province’s local beverages? Could it be cideries? Cider can be made in any brewery from bought apple juice, or brewed under...
Opening Our Eyes to Canola Oil

Opening Our Eyes to Canola Oil

Ask just about anyone to pass the EVOO and they’ll know that you’re talking about the Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s the primo pick for many, sitting on the counter at-the-ready to be used for cooking, dressings, marinades and more. It’s hard to compete with the...
Craft Beverages Continue To Grow In Alberta

Craft Beverages Continue To Grow In Alberta

craft noun- an activity involving skill in making things by hand. verb – exercise skill in making (something).Oxford English Dictionary They started appearing on Alberta liquor store shelves a couple of years ago, viz. specialty spirits, beers, ciders, meads,...
Chef’s Tips: Spring Proteins

Chef’s Tips: Spring Proteins

There’s so much to look forward to come spring – fresh herbs, fully stocked farmers’ markets, and a diet not so reliant on parsnips and potatoes. Food-wise, most of us associate spring with all things green: arugula, asparagus, chives, spinach, and peas. But...
April Spirits

April Spirits

It’s spring… finally! And aren’t we all glad. But now comes the uncertainty. Is it sunny and warm, snowy and icy, or blowy and rainy – or all of the above? We’ve been looking for cool products whatever the weather throws at you, and here are a few of our April...

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