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If you’re looking for the latest scoop on your favourite sips to throw down at your next wine club, or to impress your father-in-law, you’ve come to the right place. Because in our humble opinion, the next best thing to sipping on wines, beers and spirits is learning about them.

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Best Beer in Alberta: Winners of the Alberta Beer Awards


May 19, 2020

Here are the results of the third annual Alberta Beer Awards, co-presented by the Alberta Small Brewers Association and Avenue Magazine. The entries are judged by a panel of beer experts who blind-taste the hundreds of beer entries. With a wide variety of styles and breweries from across the province represented, you’ll be sure to find something you love.

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Wine and Health: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective


May 12, 2020

There is both hope and hype in the notion that wine is good for your health. From the French Paradox to the Mediterranean Diet and the latest science of aging, let’s get to grips with the debate on wine and health.

If well being is the sum of its parts, understanding the health benefits of wine calls for a holistic perspective.

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6 Wine Glasses to Rule Them All


October 9, 2019

Just like coffee always tastes rounder when served in thick-rimmed diner mugs, wine gets a boost from the serving vessel too. It’s true, matching glassware to your wine does improve the flavor!

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White Wine Aging Chart


July 17, 2019

This white wine aging chart reveals which white grape varieties tend to age the best based on inherent traits. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule! Some white wines have been noted to age well for 30 years or more. Still, you’ll find this chart to be a good starting point to help you consider what to hold on to and what to drink now!

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Busted: 5 Health Myths About Wine


June 25, 2019

Misinformation on wine and health is all around us, so we talked to the experts (actual health professionals, not your aunt's friend's know-it-all neighbor) to separate fact from fiction, breaking down five of the most popularly perpetuated wine-and-health myths, and revealing the truth behind each.

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