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Unemployed Sommelier Earnestly Tries to Review Brutal, 190 Proof ‘Everclear’

One of my favourite discoveries over the holidays was the brand new Unemployed Wine Guy channel by sommelier Prescott Vanmeyer III. Just two months ago he started reviewing questionable bottles and cans of alcoholic beverages, everything from malt liquor to Bud Chelada. I don’t know if the videos are just a classist way for Prescott to stay engaged while he waits for fine dining to recover, but after watching his brilliant review of nasty Everclear I really hope he sticks with it.

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  1. He’s the best. Hope is life falling apart is mostly his character, but love his videos.

Thirteen BC Ciders to Sip This Summer

Once again, we've turned to the members of our awesome, apple-devoted BC community of cider-makers and -lovers, to find out what they consider the season's winning combo of cider and snack to pair it with.

Jay Drysdale and Wendy Rose of Bella Wines Announce the Sale of Their Iconic Winery

When Jay Drysdale of Bella Wines called to let us know that he and his partner Wendy were selling, we selfishly wanted to know it was going into capable hands—someone who would respect and carry on the incredible work that they had poured into for well over a decade. Here is what we uncovered...

Get Properly Prepped for the Tequila & Agave Festival with Experts Eli Diamond and Alex Staniloff

Before this weekend's Tequila and Agave Festival at the Italian Cultural Centre, we check in with two tequila experts to find out what we should consider when tasting our way through the festival booths and bottles.

Where to Drink a Margarita in Honour of Cinco De Mayo, This Weekend

This Sunday, May 5th, is Cinco de Mayo. Planning to jump on the bandwagon? We've pulled together a quick reference map of some of the best margarita options to pair with your Cinco De Mayo festivities...