AWESOME THING WE DRANK #706 | Kitten Swish – 2014 ‘Target Practice’ Cabernet Franc

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #706 | Kitten Swish – 2014 ‘Target Practice’ Cabernet Franc

by Treve Ring | If you’ve ever been to the Vancouver International Wine Festival Friday awards lunch, you know Brad Royale. He’s the scarved and stylish young man collecting nearly all the wine list awards for Alberta. As the respected Wine Director for Rocky Mountain Resorts he oversees the purchasing, training and wine lists for 16 properties in AB and BC, is one of Alberta’s most important fine wine buyers, holds a couple of wine diplomas and is one of Canada’s national… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #705 | The Rye Stout From ‘Doan’s Craft Brewery’ In East Van

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #705 | The Rye Stout From ‘Doan’s Craft Brewery’ In East Van

by Carlos Mendes | There's a lot to like about the Doan brothers' little family-run operation out at Powell and Victoria. First, there's the focus on producing… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #704 | Faia Vin Blanc 2014 From Loire’s Mai & Kenji Hodgson

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #704 | Faia Vin Blanc 2014 From Loire’s Mai & Kenji Hodgson

by Treve Ring | Wine-savvy Vancouverites will remember Kenji Hodgson as half of Kenji & James, founders of HALF A GLASS and wine columnists at The Province… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #703 | Cross Border Collab Crafts Brilliant ‘Common Winds’

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #703 | Cross Border Collab Crafts Brilliant ‘Common Winds’

by Carlos Mendes (image @fourwindsbrewco) | Four Winds just can't seem to do wrong if you ask me. Gifted with the Midas touch, their brew master Brent Mills… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 |  Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 | Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

by Carlos Mendes | There's probably no style of beer more associated with the terroir of the Pacific Northwest than India Pale Ale. A single taste of a… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #701 | ’13 “One Ball” Chardonnay From Australia’s BK Wines

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #701 | ’13 “One Ball” Chardonnay From Australia’s BK Wines

by Treve Ring | January 26th is Australia Day. While one could predictably celebrate our Commonwealth cousins by breakfasting with vegemite, knocking mates… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #700 | Pride Of Dageraad Brewing — The Stunning Blonde Ale

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #700 | Pride Of Dageraad Brewing — The Stunning Blonde Ale

by Carlos Mendes | There's a pretty good chance that if you're reading this, you probably already know about the good things coming out of Burnaby's Dageraad… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #699 | Ringing In The New Year With Good Prosecco In Hand

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #699 | Ringing In The New Year With Good Prosecco In Hand

by Treve Ring | Though I drink fizz daily (try it, trust me), the stuff is pretty much a given for everyone ringing in the New Year, yeah? There are lots of… more 

FIELD TRIP #621 | Delicious Scenes From La Mezcaleria’s “Research” Adventure To Mexico

FIELD TRIP #621 | Delicious Scenes From La Mezcaleria’s “Research” Adventure To Mexico

Marcelo Ramirez and Ignacio Arrieta, co-owners of the popular Mexican restaurant Le Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive, recently took some key staff members on a… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #698 | Mathieu + Camille Lapierre’s Morgon ’13 Cru Beaujolais

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #698 | Mathieu + Camille Lapierre’s Morgon ’13 Cru Beaujolais

by Treve Ring | If your only acquaintance with Beaujolais is the baby, carbonically macerated nouveau style, you owe it to yourself to buy this wine. Hell, if… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #697 | 2012 “Secateurs” Red Blend From A.A. Badenhorst

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #697 | 2012 “Secateurs” Red Blend From A.A. Badenhorst

by Treve Ring | I’ve just returned home from South Africa, and an intensive week tasting some of the most interesting, exciting and authentic wines I’ve… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #696 | Superb American Whiskies Distilled In … California?

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #696 | Superb American Whiskies Distilled In … California?

by Shaun Layton | You don’t have to be on the legendary “Bourbon Trail” in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to find producers of great American whiskey… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #695 | Jean-Paul Brun ’12 Terres Dorees Beaujolais Blanc

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #695 | Jean-Paul Brun ’12 Terres Dorees Beaujolais Blanc

by Treve Ring | Wait a sec – Beaujolais Blanc? We didn’t learn about this in weekend warrior wine class. As with so many wine regions, in between the… more 

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