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Restaurant Tasting | Nugan Wine Estate at Q Haute Cuisine in Calgary

Matthew Nugan of Nugan Estate in the McLaren Vale region of Australia visits Calgary for an evening of beautiful bites and sensational wine at Q Haute Cuisine restaurant in Calgary. A highlight was tasting Nugan Estate Matriarch McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006.


Cocktails | Cranberry Bellini

    Festive, gorgeous and sure to put a smile on the faces of your guests. Serves 8. In a pitcher combine ÂĽ cup (60 ml) Grenadine and 1 cup (250 ml) cranberry juice. Pour mixture evenly among eight champagne glasses. Top each glass with Champagne or sparkling wine. Read More in the Winter 2013
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herradura
Tasting | Herradura Tequila

      Taking home cases of wine is old school. Why not buy an entire barrel of tequila instead? Tequila Herradura Barrel Select Experience program gives tequila lovers the chance to order their very own Herradura  Double Barrel Reposado. When bottled, each barrel yields approximately 240 bottles of specially crafted tequila that is rested
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Q & A | Jamie Marfell

  Seven Questions with Jamie Marfell: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY WITH STONELEIGH? My first year being a trainee winemaker, tasting the wines from the fantastic 1989 vintage.  I can still remember both the Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Both were unbelievable. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER MEAL TO PAIR WITH THE STONELEIGH SAUVIGNON BLANC?
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Cider | Michel Jodoin

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Michel Jodoin 2010/”/] Michel Jodoin was one of CSL’s later stops on our tour around Monteregie and the Eastern townships of Quebec. We were taken for a tour of the facility as well as a cider tasting (one of many that dat. Note: don’t try this at home). We were amazed at the difference
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herbal notes
Cocktails | Herbal Notes: Abattoir, Vancouver

  Herbal Notes 30 ml Zubrowka vodka 15 ml Del Maguey Mezcal 15 ml Fresh lime juice 15 ml Yellow Chartreuse 60 ml Lager 1/2     Birds eye chili Method: Rim a collins glass with salt (a smoked salt preferably). Remove the seeds from the chili and muddle in the bottom of the glass.
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Laphroaig Simon Brooking
Tasting | Laphroaig Whisky

      Photography K&S Media; courtesy Laphroaig While reciting classic Scottish toasts brand Ambassador Simon brooking gives CSL  the lowdown on the characteristically smoky single malt scotch whisky. “My whisky is all about peat,” insists Simon brooking of the single malt Scotch from Islay with a characteristic smoky flavor, “for a lot of folks
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Tasting | Mount Gay 1703

International Brand Ambassador and mixologist at Mount Gay Distilleries, Chesterfield Browne visits Calgary and speaks with CSL about the rum that invented rum. Except for the Caribbean, rum has been given a bad name worldwide, mainly due to the lack of quality products on the market. This, coupled with the cloyingly sweet fruity drinks served
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Tasting | Top 4 Bourbon

Photography (Christina Mah) By Derrick Woo CHARCUT MIXOLOGIST CHRISINA MAH Her Grandfather was a bartender, so it is not surprising that Christina Mah Bar-Chef at Charcut Roasthouse would follow suit. “He was making crazy concoctions and my grandma had to drink them all.” In fact it was one of Mah’s own Bourbon cocktail creations that
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Q & A | Dave Powell

Founded by David Powell in 1994, the winery is so called after the small Scottish town, Torbreck, where Powell worked as a lumberjack.  Torbreck’s roots are well-established in share-farming – using fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Winemaker, Dave Powell’s production is heavily based on the classic Barossa Valley varietals of
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