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Bionade

What would you do with a brewery in Bavaria? I suspect if you asked a thousand people this question, 999 of them would answer in the same way: “I’d brew beer!”. Dieter Liepold, though, is not one to run…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 12th, 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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Brew Ha Ha 2.0

Back in my ad agency days I had the chance to work on both Labatt and Molson brands. Back then I wasn’t much of a mainstream beer guy, preferring instead many of the microbrews and specialty beers we have available…

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Posted by: on Thursday, September 18th, 2008
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Ontario Brewing Awards Winners

On Tuesday the Ontario Brewing Award Winners were announced in Toronto. 57 brands of Ontario brews were submitted for judging across 15 different categories. The big winners were Mill Street Brewery walking away with 3…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 8th, 2008
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Beer Lovers find Room at the Alibi

Over the last few months, Nigel Springthorpe has been quietly turning the Alibi Room into Vancouver’s best spot for microbrew & craft beers. The on-tap selection is excellent, with a collection of brews from…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
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When beer is more than just beer

Every once in a while I head down to our local Belgium-influenced restaurant Stella’s on Commercial Drive. Usually it’s because I’m craving mussels and frites and a pint of Stella Artois. However, they…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
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Yeah, it’s a girly drink

There are only three things you can do in Singapore; the first is to go shopping, the second is to wait for the rain to stop, and the third is to get hammered on girly drinks at the Raffles Hotel. Why the Raffles Hotel?…

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Posted by: on Sunday, June 17th, 2007
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Value Wines of the Week

I’ve been away from posting on wines for a while now. Sorry. It’s the rain – very depressing and blog entry-suppressing. But today, I am inspired! This morning was so beautiful, and as I was walking to…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
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There’s wind in them ales

Organic. Sustainable. All natural. Renewable. Green. Terms bandied about casually these days–especially in food circles–but what does an environmentally responsible approach to beer making mean? For Brooklyn Brewery…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
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Overcome with Joie: the 2006 Release

I’ve enjoyed Michael Dinn and Heidi Noble’s Joie wines from their first vintage, and I was happy to have the opportunity to try the 2006 lineup last Saturday night, with the exception of the Muscat. For…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 20th, 2007
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Adventures in Bellingham Vol. I

I don’t presume to know anything about wine, but I’ll be goddammed if I don’t know when something is delicious. As I make my way into my mid twenties, a nip of the old vino tastes better and better all…

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Posted by: on Saturday, February 24th, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

Pinotage is not my favorite grape variety. The high-toned, often bitter examples I’ve had in the past mean that it doesn’t even make the top twenty. But if there were more wines like the Graham Beck…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 22nd, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

My cheap wine find this week is Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2005, from South Africa (SKU# 613414). Its deep gold colour promises a rich experience, and the wine delivers with lovely aromas of beeswax, pineapple, minerals and…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 13th, 2007
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Union Pacific

When Brandon and I moved to Victoria we left behind our favorite coffee shop, JJ Bean. So when we came across Union Pacific Coffee Co. in Chinatown it was a pleasant suprise to see that they brewed JJ Bean coffee. Union…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
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Ding Dong, Your Wine Has Arrived

Speaking of wines, wouldn’t it be great if each month a delivery arrived with various wines for you to enjoy? Well it can! Wine clubs like The Okanagan Wine Club offer regular newsletters, special offers, tastings,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 21st, 2006
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