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Wines for the Holidays

Here’s a few reasonably priced holiday wine recommendations (either for giving or drinking, or both) from among the many wines I’ve tried in the past few weeks. For the whites, both the Seven Hills Viognier…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
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Rum Toddy

My friend Diane, chef and Food & Beverage Manager at Saint John’s Imperial Theatre, heard I was sick this week and sent me her recipe for the traditional Maritime remedy for all that ails me: a Rum Toddy!…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 18th, 2006
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Cheap & Cheerful

I love wine. And as much as I wish I could always afford a Cakebread or a Rothschild, well, I can’t – hardly ever, really. So finding a decent wine under $15 is always a treat. I recently had an opportunity to…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
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Happy Beaujolais Day!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arriv&#233!! My first experience with Beaujolois Nouveau came in Geneva, Switzerland. I was visiting a friend who was interning at the UN, and the week before he had popped across the border…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 16th, 2006
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London Mojitos

When I go out with friends we drink beer, or vodka, or tequila, or a combination of the aforementioned drinks. Would ever dream of going out with 2 friends and drinking Mojitos? Never…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 5th, 2006
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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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If The Beer Fits…

There are certain criteria for assessing the quality of anything. For that new pair of running shoes you got last week, the Canada Prime ribeye you had for dinner last night. And so on. For beer, there’s fizziness,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 24th, 2006
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Revolutionizing Hangovers

On Sunday, I bought an ice cream maker. Seems a bit frivilous, doesn’t it? Well, I may have tended to agree until this morning, when I made my first bowl of Gatorade sorbet.

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
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Old School Italian Coffee

“I really need to relax in a café with a cup of Italian coffee,” emailed my Italian Canadian friend Jennifer recently, inquiring “can you recommend somewhere good?” Ha. Can I ever. I live near…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 5th, 2006
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It’s not champagne, it’s not pop…it’s champagne pop!

Welcome to Norway, land of the most beautiful people on earth. And while looking gorgeous, they can turn out some pretty mean chow: so far I’ve had a seriously good lamb stew, made by my wife’s grandmother,…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 27th, 2006
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Coffee ‘tastes better as s**t’

A Canadian scientist claims to have proven that the world’s most expensive coffee really does taste better because the beans it is produced from have been eaten and defecated by a wild cat. PUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Posted by: on Friday, May 12th, 2006
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Chai (Indian Tea)

Another easy and wonderful traditional Indian dish you can impress your friends with is home made chai. Not the crap you make from a box or pour from concentrate either. Real chai. Chai is black tea steeped in hot milk,…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 28th, 2006
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IBC Great Boo Award

Every now and again at IBC we award The Great Boo Award to our favourite drink. It is in honour of Mark’s Great Uncle Boo, who was a narcoleptic. He slept long and late, sometimes for days so when he finally woke…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 24th, 2006
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