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Calgary Wine Life: Cork & Canvas CPO Tasting @ Willow Park

    [Cross-posted at] My two year-old son is going to his first symphony on Sunday.  Before the matinee performance of Peter and The Wolf, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is putting on an Instrument Petting Zoo so that kids like mine who haven’t experienced live music can see and feel for themselves the difference between Continue Reading »

Written on March 7, 2013

Calgary Wine Life: Taste With Piero Lanza of Poggerino

    [Cross-posted at] There’s nothing quite like listening to winemakers talk about their own wines.  You can learn a lot about a wine by reading labels, going to websites, talking to shopkeepers and (of course) reading blogs and online reviews, but nothing gets you inside the soul of a wine faster than hearing the Continue Reading »

Written on February 18, 2013

Calgary Wine Life: Meet Alberta Winestein

    [Cross-posted at] How much of your 2012 Christmas shopping did you do online?  In my case, the answer comes perilously close to “all of it”.  No malls to brave, no parking to find, no bags to carry, just page after page of every imaginable type of gift easily accessible from the comfort of Continue Reading »

Written on January 30, 2013

Calgary Wine Life: Value Wine Uncorked! (by Shelley Boettcher)

    [Cross-posted at  This book was provided as a sample for review purposes.] You almost certainly don’t need me to remind you that it’s December 17th.  By some true Christmas miracle, I managed to finish both my shopping AND my wrapping this past weekend, easily setting a new XMas Efficiency Standard for myself.  But Continue Reading »

Written on December 18, 2012

Calgary Wine Life: 6 Wines To Try Before You Die @ Vine Arts

    [Cross-posted at] There are wine tastings and there are WINE TASTINGS.  And then, about 500 feet above those, there was the tasting I went to this past weekend.  It is not blog-boosting hyperbole to say that most of us who walked into Vine Arts on Friday night were stepping into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Continue Reading »

Written on December 3, 2012

Calgary Wine Life: Meet Dave Amadio @ Richmond Hill Wines

    [Cross-posted at] The best word to use to describe Richmond Hill Wines as you pull into the parking lot is “unassuming”.  Located just north of Richmond Road in a quiet strip mall just off of 51st Street SW, it has the almost dreary, sleepy look of your average neighbourhood liquor store.  This Continue Reading »

Written on November 2, 2012

Calgary Wine Life: St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Tasting @ Co-op Crowfoot

    [Cross-posted at] Consider this less of a blog post and more of a public service announcement.  If you’re going to remember a single message out of everything I’ve ever written about wine, make it this little piece of advice:  DO NOT BE AFRAID OF GERMAN RIESLING.  I wish I could tell you that Continue Reading »

Written on September 25, 2012

Bob Mania @ The Calgary Home + Design Show

    You haven’t truly lived until you’ve seen a two year-old meet Bob The Builder in the flesh. To construction-oriented toddlers, Bob is like Jay-Z and Justin Bieber rolled into one, a hardhat-wearing, tape-measure-toting, larger-than-life icon. Since BtB is usually computer-animated on my PVR, I never held out too much hope that my son Continue Reading »

Written on September 21, 2012

Calgary Wine Life: Meet Tim Hendrickson @ Wine Ink

    [Cross-posted at] The first time I met Tim Hendrickson, he was selling me cheese.  In between stints as co-owner of some of Calgary’s most interesting and eclectic wine shops, Hendrickson was the resident cheese guru at Blush Lane Organic Market in Aspen Woods, and every time I saw him it turned into an Continue Reading »

Written on August 31, 2012

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