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Communist Ales

  Beer has long lifted the burdens of the working class, and so it is fitting that Karl Marx who toiled to relieve the working class’ burdens was oft to lift an ale himself .  However, back in my economic…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 29th, 2013
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The Ultimate Montreal List for Discerning Foodists

Foodists Brenda and Mel have recently had dining adventures in Montreal, and I am embarking on one tomorrow in 8 hours care of Van Houtte Coffee. My big red suitcase is stuffed with empty space, save for one empty…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Refinery’s Cocktail Kitchen

It’s like finding a 100 dollar bill in your pocket. Oooo, maybe it’s more like the sudden realization that you are in the middle of such a good book you can’t put it down. No, actually it’s exactly…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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Homemade Green Walnut Liquor

Today new contributor Cliff Hammerschmidt posts in the Foodists Guest column. Look for more from him soon. -Ed It’s that time of year again. Walnuts are at that perfect stage of development for making Green Walnut…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 9th, 2010
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Happy Hour in Portland

Today in the Foodists Guest Contributor column is a culinary adventure in Portland by new contibutor Laura Milligan. Look for more from her soon. Enjoy! ~Degan Beley, Editor Recently we revisited Portland for a long…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 5th, 2010
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Mad Science and the Mix-Mistress

A refinery, by definition, is a place where crude substances are purified and changed into something else. Not surprising, then, that The Refinery is a place where organic materials are transformed into boozier, better…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 27th, 2009
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Ladies Rock the Sortilège Cup

The BC Hospitality Expo last month had the usual assortment of entertainment accoutrements, but we were there to judge one half of the Sortilège Cup. Hosted by Nons Drinks, this was a battle between the sexes to see who…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 14th, 2009
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Raise a Glass at HopScotch

Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, a few of my favorite things are bourbon, single malt and beer. And by a stroke of hoppy, malty, genius, all three are on offer at Hopscotch, Vancouver’s beer and…

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Posted by: on Saturday, December 12th, 2009
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Simon Speaks on Sortilège Cup and Mixology

Gastown has a dense concentration of watering holes so unsurprisingly, it also boasts of some of the finest cocktail establishments in the city. In a neighbourhood founded on alcohol, the question isn’t “where can we…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 11th, 2009
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Tasting Tequila with Don Julio

Far too many people still think of tequila as something to be shot back, followed by the requisite lime, salt and shudder, as evidenced by the raised eyebrows I got when I told people I was going to a tequila tasting. But…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
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Scotch and Chocolate, Oh My

I have a confession to make. I don’t like chocolate all that much. I don’t hate it and I’ve certainly been known to have a square of cacao or two with my espresso, but the excitement of going to a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
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Dogfish Head

I really didn’t want to tell anyone about this. I wanted it all for myself. But it looks like the supply lines are opening up a little, so I feel a bit safer in letting you all in on a delicious little secret.…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 19th, 2009
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Warre’s Otima 20 Port

I had been saving this bottle of Warre’s Otima 20-year-old port for a special occasion, and what could be more special than two feet of snow in Vancouver and a serious urge to hibernate? It’s rich and…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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Nuss Wasser

It strikes me that the world can be divided neatly into two groups: Those who would willingly taste the contents of a poorly labeled, dusty bottle of homemade brown liquor and those who would not. My girlfriend and I fall…

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Posted by: on Friday, November 14th, 2008
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Wine in a Box Gets a Facelift

I’m not sure what our wine-guru friend Colin would say about this. French Rabbit Wine comes in a tetra pack! But think of the advantages – unbreakable, light-weight, no corkscrew needed, resealable, and…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 29th, 2006
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