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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.

Picking Grapes with Dylan Jones from Pizza Coming Soon

Today, we throw our wine-related questions at the Co-founder and Bar Manager of the hip Chinatown spot, whose playful approach to pretty much every aspect of the "Japanese Snack Bar with a confusing name" extends to behind the bar, including its rotating selection of natural wines. Hold on to yer horses, readers - things are about to get a little weird...

Five Winemakers Weigh In on Wines to Pair with Spring

We hook you up with BC vintages that articulate the vibrant and hopeful spirit of this much-anticipated shift in seasons, by going straight to the source for for personal recommendations from a handful of local winemakers.

From Collaboration to Climate Change with Winemaker Severine Pinte

Scout catches up with the oenologist, viticulturist, and decorated Executive Winemaker at the Le Vieux Pin and LaStella wineries to ask a few questions about the complexities of the wine industry...

Beer Brief, Vol. 70

It's back (and brief-er)! A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.